Served with a good onion gravy and some greens, I forget how delicious and simple Toad in the Hole can be. Obviously the kiddos love it too, not just for the novelty of its name.
The secret, as with most recipes, is using quality ingredients. So, armed with some particularly tasty sausages, we embarked on making the following dish of greatness.
Toad in the Hole
4 large sausage links
1 red onion, cut into eighths
1 large sprig of rosemary, destemmed
150g plain/all purpose flour
50g mustard powder
Salt and pepper
Preheat the oven to 180c or 350f.
Start by quickly browning the onion pieces in a large frying pan in a glug of olive oil on a high heat. Transfer to an oven proof dish. Pop the the sausages and rosemary on top of the onions and put in the oven to bake for 25 minutes.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, mustard powder and eggs. Gradually add the milk to the mixture to avoid a lumpy consistency. Season with a pinch of salt and a good grind of black pepper.
When the sausages have been in the oven for 25 minutes, take the dish out of the oven and carefully pour the batter around the sausages. Return the dish to the oven for 30-40 minutes until the ‘toads’ are browned on top and the ‘hole’ is golden and crispy.
Serve immediately from the oven with onion gravy and some fresh greens.
I must make this more often.