For a hearty breakfast with a fun name and delicious flavor, try this recipe for toad in a hole.
This classic British sausage and egg custard-based recipe uses juicy pork sausages cooked into an eggy custard.
It’s a wholesome and fun way to start a busy morning, and made extra easy in the Air Fryer!
What is a Toad in a Hole?
- The name toad in a hole is a quirky phrase for a frog (in this case, sausages) poking its head from a crevice (the batter).
- An Easy Snack or Breakfast! This toad in the hole recipe is ready in minutes without using the stove and with minimal cleanup thanks to the Air Fryer!
- Sausage and eggs are cooked together offering a great way to energize the day in one dish!
Ingredients and Variations
Sausages – This recipe is all about tasty sausages. Small, breakfast sausages work perfectly in this recipe since they are already pre-cooked. The English version, however, uses beef sausages, AKA bangers which are cut in half vertically. Any sausage will do in this recipe, even smoked sausages or air-fried sausage patties.
Eggs – Use fresh, whole eggs and whole milk or cream for a thicker custard.
Variations – This is a great recipe to mix in leftover veggies like chopped bell peppers, spinach, or zucchini! Add some shredded cheese or stir in some salsa!
How to Make an Air Fryer Toad in a Hole
- Pan-fry sausages in the Air Fryer basket until they are warmed (per the recipe below).
- While the sausages are cooking, whisk the egg batter ingredients together.
- Pour the batter over the sausages while the pan is still hot and cook until the edges are crispy and the top is golden brown.
Air Fryer Toad In The Hole
- Prep Time: 4 minutes
- Cook Time: 4 minutes
- Total Time: 8 minutes
- Yield: 2 1x
- Category: Breakfast
- Cuisine: British
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 4 ounces pork sausages about 4 small sausages
- ⅔ cup flour
- 2 eggs
- ¾ cup milk
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
Preheat air fryer to 400°F.
Place an 8″ round baking pan into the air fryer basket. Add oil to the pan and heat in the air fryer for 3 minutes.
Carefully add sausages to the pan and air fry for 4-5 minutes until the sausages are starting to brown, flipping halfway through. They don’t need to be fully cooked.
Meanwhile, whisk together the flour, eggs, milk and salt together in a bowl until batter is smooth.
When sausages are browned, quickly pour the batter over the sausages in the pan, ensuring the oil stays hot. Air fry for 11-13 minutes* until the edges are crispy and the top is golden brown.
Note: Opening the air fryer basket while the toad in the hole is cooking can deflate it. If you need to check on it be sure to open and close the basket quickly.
*Watch your air fryer closely. The hot oil can splatter on the heating element and create smoke while cooking.
Keep leftovers in the refrigerator for 4 days.