Monday, December 13, 2010

Good Eats

Toad in the Hole
I love dishes that are cooked all in one pan. This is a traditional English Christmas breakfast, but to me its good any morning that you have a group of friends around the breakfast table its called... toad in the hole.
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 whole eggs plus one egg white
  • 2tsp. whole-grain mustard
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1tsp salt, plus more to taste
  • 3Tbs.plus2tsp.vegetable oil
  • 1 lbs mild pork breakfast sausage links
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded cut into1/2" strips
  • 4oz. spinach
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup Gruyere cheese
  • 2 Tbs. fresh chives 
In a bowl, using an immersion blender, blend milk, eggs, egg white, and mustard for 1 minute. Add flour and 1 tsp. salt; and blend 20-30-seconds. refrigerate batter for 2 hours.
Preheat over  to 425degrees Fahrenheit. In a 10" fry pan over medium heat, warm 1 tsp. of oil. Brown sausages 8-10 minutes. Transfer to a plate.Wipe out pan . Warm 1 tsp. oil in pan. Add spinach, salt and pepper. Cook 1-2 minutes and transfer to a plate.
Pour 2Tbs. oil into a 12" fry pan; place in over for 10-15 minutes. stir cheese into batter. remove pan from oven. Add sausages, bell peppers,and spinach to pan; pour in batter. bake 25-30 minutes; do not open oven door early. Garnish with chives.
serves 4-6.

I usually like to have a crockpot of mulled wine or hot butter rum on hand to serve on Christmas morning or any morning when you have good food and good friends around the table. Eat, Drink and definitely Be Merry!

1 comment:

  1. that'll get your belly full and warm on a cold morning! sounds good.