Toad in the Hole is a traditional English dish consisting of sausages in a Yorkshire pudding batter. But where did the name "Toad in the Hole" come from? Some say it's because the sausages stick up out of the batter and resemble a toad poking it's head out of it's hole. It doesn't, but oh well.
1 cup all-purpose flour (plain)
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1 cup whole milk
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 pound of your favorite sausages
1) To make the batter, whisk together the flour and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs until smooth, then whisk in the butter, then the milk. Pour egg mixture into the flour mixture and whisk until smooth. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
2) Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (220 C). Pour the oil into a medium-size rectangular baking dish and put into the oven to heat. In the meantime, brown sausages in skillet on both sides. When the oil in the baking dish is hot, carefully remove the pan from the oven. Lay the sausages in the pan. Remove the batter from the refrigerator, give it one final whisk, and pour it over the sausages. Return the pan to the oven and bake for 10 minutes. Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F (180 C) and bake for another 10 minutes, until the pudding is puffed up around the edges and the edges are brown.