toad in the hole with onion gravy
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Toad in the Hole with Onion Gravy

Toad in the hole is among one of my favourite cosy and comforting meals. It’s easy and quick. The oven does most of the work, it is a dish I do when I need cosyness and it is for this reason I came up with the easy simplified onion gravy. When I need the comforting, this dish instils I do not want to be standing over the stove for 20 – 30 minutes making an onion gravy, so since the oven is on anyways I put it to use a caramelise my onions in a pan with beef stock and vermouth meaning that I only have to thicken the gravy on the hob for a few minutes and slip off the onion skin and roughly but finely chop the sweet caramelised onions.

You can of course use red wine in place of the vermouth but, I always have a bottle of vermouth in the kitchen it prevents me needing to open a bottle of wine every time I need some.

Serve with mashed potatoes and peas for the ultimate comforting experience.

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A recipe for a billowing golden toad in the hole. with onion gravy.

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toad in the hole with onion gravy

Yields4 Servings

 300 ml Full fat milk
 6 Eggs
 250 g Plain flour
 1 tsp Sea salt flakes
 1 tsp Thymefresh or dried
 25 g Beef drippingor fat/oil with a high smoking point
 8 Good Quality Pork Sausages
Onion Gravy
 drizzle of olive oil
 2 Onions
 25 g Butter
 1 tbsp Plain flour
 450 ml Beef/chicken stock
 1 tsp Djon mustard
 1 tbsp Dark soy sauce

Toad in the Hole
1

Heat oven to 220°C/ 200°C Fan. Place the sausages into a large roasting tin and pop into the oven whilst it is coming to temperature and allow to cook 10 minutes until they begin to brown.

2

Meanwhile, whisk together the milk and eggs. In a large measuring jug or bowl combine the flour, salt and thyme. Pour the eggs and milk into the flour and whisk until smooth.

3

Remove the sausages from the oven and carefully pour the batter into the tin around the sausages. Cook for 35 - 40 minutes until puffed up and golden brown.

Onion Gravy
4

Whilst waiting on the toad to cook prepare the onion gravy. Peel and slice the onions into thin half moons. Add a glug of olive oil to a pan and cook the onions over a medium heat for 20 minutes or until they are soft and translucent.

5

Push the onions to one side of the pan, add the butter and allow to melt. Stir the flour into melted butter until it forms a paste. Then add a little of the hot beef stock into pan until it smoothly amalgamates with the paste and onions in the pan. Repeat until all the stock is incorporated. Stir in the mustard and soy sauce and simmer for a further 10 minutes until desired consistency. Pour into a gravy jug.

6

The toad should be served straight from the oven as it does deflate a little as it sits around.

Ingredients

 300 ml Full fat milk
 6 Eggs
 250 g Plain flour
 1 tsp Sea salt flakes
 1 tsp Thymefresh or dried
 25 g Beef drippingor fat/oil with a high smoking point
 8 Good Quality Pork Sausages
Onion Gravy
 drizzle of olive oil
 2 Onions
 25 g Butter
 1 tbsp Plain flour
 450 ml Beef/chicken stock
 1 tsp Djon mustard
 1 tbsp Dark soy sauce

Directions

Toad in the Hole
1

Heat oven to 220°C/ 200°C Fan. Place the sausages into a large roasting tin and pop into the oven whilst it is coming to temperature and allow to cook 10 minutes until they begin to brown.

2

Meanwhile, whisk together the milk and eggs. In a large measuring jug or bowl combine the flour, salt and thyme. Pour the eggs and milk into the flour and whisk until smooth.

3

Remove the sausages from the oven and carefully pour the batter into the tin around the sausages. Cook for 35 - 40 minutes until puffed up and golden brown.

Onion Gravy
4

Whilst waiting on the toad to cook prepare the onion gravy. Peel and slice the onions into thin half moons. Add a glug of olive oil to a pan and cook the onions over a medium heat for 20 minutes or until they are soft and translucent.

5

Push the onions to one side of the pan, add the butter and allow to melt. Stir the flour into melted butter until it forms a paste. Then add a little of the hot beef stock into pan until it smoothly amalgamates with the paste and onions in the pan. Repeat until all the stock is incorporated. Stir in the mustard and soy sauce and simmer for a further 10 minutes until desired consistency. Pour into a gravy jug.

6

The toad should be served straight from the oven as it does deflate a little as it sits around.

Toad in the Hole with Onion Gravy

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