Thursday, 16 May 2013

Toad in the Hole - Vegetarian Style or Not

When it comes to British food, Toad in the Hole is as traditional as it gets. One of the earliest recipes for Toad in the Hole dates back to 1861 and doesn't mention sausages but pieces of meat.  Still, it's the same basic recipe, sausages baked in a Yorkshire Pudding batter.  


I am ashamed to say, I've never make Yorkshire Puddings or Toad in the Hole before today.  I thought it would be complicated or tricky but it's all very straight forward if you follow two simple rules:  


Make sure the oven and the oil in the pan are both very HOT and DO NOT open the oven door to look at the pudding!



If you follow these two simple rules and this TOAD IN THE HOLE RECIPE  you can make one of the best traditional British dishes ever! 



I used vegetarian sausages for our Toad in the Hole and served it with Mustard Mashed Potatoes , green garden peas and lots of onion gravy.  You can use any type of sausage you like, veggie or not.  Just remember, no peeking! 

10 comments:

  1. I love Toad in the Hole and this looks delicious.

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    1. I had only had Yorkshire Puddings when having Sunday lunch out. They never impressed me much. But hot and crisp out of the oven, this was a revelation to me. I have a new favourite! : )

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  2. I made it once at university. It was a disaster. This was when my repertoire consisted of things on toast. The pan went in the bin.

    Filling meal, especially covered in a tin of baked beans :)

    Stu

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    1. I wasn't sure how my first attempt would turn out but I was very pleasantly surprised! Next time... Yorkshire Puddings! : )

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  3. Toad in the hole is a favourite round here, but then so are big yorkshires with a nice Sunday roast. Looks delicious :) xx

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    1. Thanks Cheryl. This has given me the confidence to try Yorkies next. It's only taken me 11 years to work up to it. ; )X

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  4. Now I again learnt something: never heard of Toad in the Hole before! Interesting looking and I can imagine it tastes delicious!

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    1. This is a very ENGLISH dish. I think it's part of the test you have to pass to become a British Citizen.... ; ) No, I am just joking!

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