Chicken Sausage Toads In The Hole
The great culinary minds at We Like to Cook taught us that "Toads in the Hole" refers to a traditional English dish consisting of sausages cooked in a Yorkshire-pudding style batter. To read the full blog post and see the original recipe, click here.
- Coat the bottom and sides of a casserole dish (8"x12", 9"x9" or 2 - 5"x8") with vegetable oil or non-stick cooking spray.
- Place a rack in the bottom third of the oven. Put the empty dish on the rack. Preheat the oven with the dish in it to 400°F.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour with the salt, pepper and mustard. Make a well in the center of the flour. Pour in the eggs, milk, and melted butter into the well and whisk into the flour until smooth. Cover and let stand while sausage cooks and oven preheats.
- Heat a tablespoon of vegetable oil in a skillet on medium high. Add the sausages and lightly brown them on at least a couple sides.
- When the sausages have browned, and the dish in the oven hot, pull the oven rack out a bit, put the sausages in the casserole dish, and pour the batter over the sausages. Cook for about 20-30 minutes. Don’t open the door to the open to prevent the batter from deflating. The batter will rise quite a bit. It is done when the batter is puffed and golden and the sausages are nicely browned.
- When done, serve immediately with the knowledge that the dough will collapse as it cools. An assortment of mustards, jams and perhaps a fried egg will be nice accompaniments.