Thursday, December 3, 2009

Toad in the Hole

This is a first for me - I've hadn't heard of Toad in the Hole never mind ever made it. But before I get started on that, let me tell you about hot dogs. This will be short. The hot dogs that I've found in the UK are NOTHING like the hot dogs in the states. This photo is all the proof you need.

Who ever heard of hot dogs from a jar? Dave bought some for dinner one night and we will never never never have them again. But as soon as we go back home, a nice grilled hot dog will be on the top of my list. Maybe even a corn dog if Sonic comes to Connecticut by then.

Now for delicious Toad in the Hole ...

Serves 2
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 55 minutes
Note: The original recipe says that this serves 4 but it's so delicious that the two of us ate it all in one sitting.

8 pork and apple sausages (the skinny ones)
1 small red onion
2 shallots
olive oil
3/4 cup flour
1 heaping tbsp wholegrain mustard
2 eggs
1 1/4 cups milk (300ml)

1. Prep
Set the oven to medium high heat.
Line up the sausages in a baking dish. Peel and quarter the onion and shallots and dump these over the sausages. Drizzle olive oil and grate some black pepper over the top.

2. Oven
Bake for 20 minutes.

3. Prep
When the 20 minutes are up, whisk together the flour and mustard in a separate bowl. Add the eggs and milk to make a light batter. Carefully pour the batter over the sausages/onions and return the baking dish to the oven.

4. Oven
Bake for another 30 minutes.

5. Serve with green beans and noodles. Enjoy!

[Adapted from BBC Good Food]

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