Toad in the Hole
About the Dish:
Toad in the Hole is a classic British dish consisting of sausages baked in a Yorkshire pudding batter. The sausages are nestled in the batter and cooked in the oven until the batter rises and becomes golden and crisp. The dish is typically served with onion gravy and vegetables, making it a hearty and comforting meal. The combination of the juicy sausages and the fluffy batter creates a delicious contrast of flavors and textures. Toad in the Hole is a popular dish in pubs and homes throughout the United Kingdom and is enjoyed by both children and adults alike.
|8 sausages||1 pound|
|All-purpose flour||1 cup|
|Vegetable oil||2 tablespoons|
|Black pepper||1/4 teaspoon|
- Step 1: Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C). Place the sausages in a baking dish and drizzle with oil. Bake for 15 minutes, or until they are browned and cooked through.
- Step 2: While the sausages are cooking, prepare the batter. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, eggs, milk, salt, and pepper until smooth and well combined.
- Step 3: Remove the sausages from the oven and pour the batter over them. Make sure the sausages are evenly covered with the batter. Return the dish to the oven and bake for an additional 25-30 minutes, or until the batter has risen and is golden brown.
- Step 4: While the Toad in the Hole is baking, prepare the onion gravy. Heat a tablespoon of oil in a saucepan and add sliced onions. Cook over medium heat until the onions are soft and golden brown. Add flour and cook for a minute. Gradually whisk in beef broth until smooth. Cook, whisking constantly, until the gravy thickens and comes to a simmer.
- Step 5: Serve the Toad in the Hole hot with the onion gravy and steamed vegetables on the side. Enjoy!