Monday, January 14, 2008

Toad in a Hole

This was really cool!

This is the dish on my plate:

Toad in a Hole from the Hillbilly Housewife website:

1 pound bulk pork or turkey sausage
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 medium eggs
2-1/4 cups milk

Fry the sausage in a large iron skillet. You can shape it into patties first if you like, or just smash it into little pieces as you cook it. Be sure to cook it all the way through. While the sausage is frying, get out a bowl. In it combine the flour, salt, eggs and milk. Stir it up really well, so the batter is creamy and smooth. You can combine this batter in the blender if you prefer.

When the sausage is done cooking, drain off most of the fat. You will need a little fat left in the pan to make this dish, so don't drain off all of the fat. Next pour the batter into the hot skillet, over and around the cooked sausage. Bake the mixture at 425° for about 30 to 40 minutes. The bread will be puffed up around the sausage like a giant popover. It will be golden brown and crispy all over. Cut the dish into 8 wedges and serve with applesauce and mixed greens.

Amazingly simple, tasty food. I will definitely make this again.


OctaviaViolet said...

I'm sorry -- I HAVE TO say it.... have you seen Sweeney Todd ?? :-) This dish looks just like a "Mrs. Lovitt's Meat Pie" -

Mary said...

YUM! Meat pie is amazing. No, I actually have not. I haven't wanted to venture to a theater and have been waiting for DVD. I know...I know...