Toad in the Hole, it’s classic British grub and for me, it’s definitely a dinner time staple. As long as the sausages are good quality and you get the oven nice and hot you can’t really go wrong. I’ve fancied it up a bit though, why have a toad when you can have a prince?
You will need;
8 good quality sausages
100g plain flour
50g grated parmesan cheese
250ml skimmed milk
pinch of salt
handful of sundried tomatoes
Pre heat your oven to 200 c, add three table spoons of oil to a small roasting tin and place in the oven until hot
Mix the flour, salt, parmesan and eggs together and then slowly add your milk until the batter resembles the thickness of double cream. Set aside
Get your tray out of the oven being Very careful, the oil is going to be extremely hot and will probably be spitting at you like a peeved alpaca.
Carefully place your sausages in the tin and cook on the middle shelf until they start to turn brown
Once they start to colour, remove from oven, add some sundried tomatoes to the tin (get them hugging the sausages), then pour on the batter and immediately put back in to the oven for 20-30 minutes. The batter needs to rise and become crisp around the edges and golden.
Once the batter is added to the tin and you close the oven door remember to keep it closed or it wont rise, and nobody likes a soggy, flat Yorkshire pud!
For a Summer dinner time, serve alongside salad with a honey and mustard dressing; 3tbs olive oil, 1tbs whole grain mustard, 1tbs clear honey
Or, serve with a dollop of mushy peas! Mmm, Mmm!