Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Weight Watchers Sage and Onion toad in the hole #wwback2best

Who knew that I could cook Toad in the Hole ? Amazing my late Nan would be ever so proud! I always thought making  Toad in the hole was some mystical art that had to be bestowed upon you as a cooking right of passage.  However as my Nan didn't bestow this mystical  art upon my mother who in turn couldn't bestow it to me. So I was lost in the frozen wilderness of The frozen Toad in the hole : The shame I know ...

But all was not lost until one day I stumbled upon this recipe in My Weight Watchers recipe book. I was saved and duly resurrected as a cook!

Weight Watchers :Sage and Onion toad in the hole

38 ProPoints value per recipe

30 minutes preparation
30 minutes cooking
serves 4


Calorie controlled cooking spray
8 weight watchers premium Pork Sausages, snipped in half
2 Red onions,sliced
125g ( 41/2) ounces plain flour
1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage or 1 teaspoon dried
2 eggs
300 ml (1-fl oz ) milk
2 teaspoons sunflower oil
1 x Goes with everything gravy recipe

100ml (3 1/2 fl oz) vegetable stock

1 teaspoon light brown sugar
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
salt and freshly ground pepper

1. Preheat the oven to Gas mark 7/200 c. Spray a solid roasting tin, measuring approximately 22 x 30 (8 1/2 x 12 inches ), with the cooking spray.

2. Squeeze the sausages out of their skins and roll into a ball. Place in the roasting tin and scatter half the sliced onion around. Spray again with the cooking spray and roast in the oven for 7 minutes.

3. Meanwhile make the batter. Sift the flour into a mixing bowl and stir in the sage and onion and season. Make a well in the centre and add the eggs. Start to beat the eggs and flour together using a wire whisk , adding the milk gradually until you have a smooth batter.

4. When the 7 minutes is up, remove the roasting tin from the oven and stir the sausage balls and onions around to make sure nothing is sticking to the tin. Add the oil to the roasting tin and heat on the hob for 30 seconds. Pour in the batter, then replace the tin in the centre of the oven and cook for 30 minutes until risen and crisp.

5 While the toad in the hole is cooking, make the goes with everything Gravy.

6 place the rest of the onion in a lidded non stick saucepan with the stock and cook gently, covered for 10 minutes until softened. Remove the lid , sprinkle in the sugar and increase the heat under the pan. Cook stirring frequently, for 5 minutes or until the onions are caramelised and stirring frequently, for 5 minutes or until the onions are caramelised and sticky> Add the balsamic vinegar then stir the onions into the gravy.

7 Serve the caramelised onion gravy with the toad in the hole.

Weight Watchers Toad in the hole.

(Disclosure this recipe is published with the full permission of Weigh watchers the recipe book is available from here . I have not to told to do this by Weight Watchers I just wanted to share my experience of being on the Weight Watchers on line )

I adapted the recipe to suit my family mainly my teenager but in theory it was still the same.


  1. That looks delicious, Claire!! I'm more a frozen food geek myself but do occasionally give recipes a go!

    CJ x

  2. Ohh looks yummy, I'll have to try that one. Mich x

  3. Ha ha! I came by to update the #WWback2Best spreadsheet and I just found what we're having for dinner tonight! Thanks for the recipe :D

  4. I've not had toad in the hole for years but now want some now

  5. This is one of my family staples, I think I make it once a fortnight and the kids always look forward to it. Popping over from recipe of the week

  6. Oooo thanks for this toad in the hole has been off the menu for a whole, about to put it back on there :) #recipeoftheweek

  7. Wow love a toad in hole, was a fave as a kid. Loving even more the fact that it's a WW one! :) xx #recipeoftheweek

  8. Oh I love toad in the hole AND I love Weight Watchers. My two favourite food related things in one - Will definitely be making this! x

  9. Love toad in the hole, and had never thought of doing a low-fat version, interested to know how the WW sausages tasted! Certainly look good. #RecipeoftheWeek.

  10. Now that looks great! I'm doing WW at the mo - definitely makes you think creatively! Thanks so much for linking up with #recipeoftheweek. I've pinned and tweeted this post and hope to see you linking up again soon! :D x


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