Toad-in-the-Hole
Cuisine: British
Author: Epicurus.com Kitchens
Ingredients
  • 1 Tablespoon bacon drippings or cooking oil
  • 1/2 pound pork link sausages; 6 sausages
  • 3/4 Cup flour
  • 1 pinch salt; plus more to taste
  • 1/2 Cup grated extra-sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/4 Cups milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons minced parsley
  • freshly ground pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a 9-inch ovenproof skillet (or a deep-dish pie pan), heat bacon drippings. Add sausages; roll them in fat and brown on all sides in oven (for about 20 minutes) or on top of stove, turning every 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile sift flour and the pinch salt into a mixing bowl. Stir in cheese.
  4. In a smaller bowl beat milk, eggs, and parsley, and season generously with salt and pepper.
  5. Stir a small amount of milk mixture into the flour to make a smooth, very heavy batter and let stand 5 minutes before stirring in remaining milk mixture.
  6. Arrange sausages like spokes of a wheel evenly spaced in pan and pour batter over them. Lower oven heat to 400 degrees and bake until batter is puffed and browned (about 30 minutes).
  7. Cut into wedges and serve while hot.
Notes
Yield: 4 to 6 as appetizer or 3 as light supper.
Recipe by Epicurus.com Recipes at https://www.epicurus.com/food/recipes/toad-in-the-hole/3911/