Mini Vienna Toad in the Hole

Another Great British Classic, reimagined by Chef Philli. Complete with top-tips for quick and easy preparation, Chef Philli talks us through this fantastic dish – great party food, or super-sized canapes. The full recipe and video are below now for you to cook along with!

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Mini Vienna Toad in the Hole - By Chef Philli - Three on a Board
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Mini Vienna Toad in the Hole - By Chef Philli - Three on a Board

Mini Vienna Toad in the Hole

  • Author: Chef Philli Armitage-Mattin
  • Total Time: 40mins
  • Yield: 8 Yorkies


These bite-sized Toad in the Holes are more than a mouthful, making perfect party nibbles or XXL canapes. Made with Vienna Mini Franks and fluffy mash potato, these Yorkies are an awesome dish for any occasion!


16  mini sausages Vienna Pork Mini Frankfurters – or Vienna Beef Mini Frankfurters
Yorkie Batter (Prepare one hour before cooking)
1 tsp Salt
100g Plain flour
3 Eggs
250ml Whole Milk
3  tbsp Beef Dripping/Goose or Duck Fat
400g Mash potato (Homestyle Mash from Lamb Weston – or make your own at home)
100g Butter
10g Chives
1 tsp Salt
200g Instant / Shop Bought gravy


1 Combine your Yorkie batter in a big bowl. Blitz the mixture with a stick blender until smooth, then leave to rest for at least 1 hour
2 Preheat your oven to 200°C/Fan 180°C. Divide the lard or goose/duck fat between 8 muffin holes in a muffin baking tray. Put the tray in the oven to heat up.
3 Add a Vienna Pork Mini Frankfurter 8cm to each hole. Return to the oven for a couple of minutes, to get the oil back up to temperature.
5 Pour the batter into the muffin tray and roast for a further 15 mins until the Yorkies rise and turn golden brown. Avoid opening the oven during cooking to help keep in the heat and aid the rising process.
6 Mash your potatoes – if using instant mash, simply heat as instructed then mix with butter chives and salt. If making from scratch, bring a pot of water to the boil and cook your potatoes until you can get they’re fork-through soft. Then drain and mash – mixing with butter, chives and salt.
7 Add mash potato to the Yorkies and serve with a drizzle of gravy on each. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 20mins (plus 1hr rest for the batter)
  • Cook Time: 20mins

Keywords: yorkshire pudding, yorkies

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