This dish combines toad-in-the-hole sausages and a Yorkshire pudding-style batter. It’s super- quick to prepare and kids love it! Make sure your pan or dish has high sides and the oil and sausages are hot before adding the batter – this helps it to puff up. I’ve served mine with buttered silverbeet to boost your iron intake.
- 3 eggs
- 1¼ cups milk
- ¾ cup flour
- ½ cup grated cheese
- 1 tbsp chopped herbs
- 1 tsp wholegrain mustard
- 3 tbsp oil
- 1 red onion, halved and sliced
- 6 large sausages
- Fresh rosemary
- 1 bunch silverbeet
- 30g butter
- Squeeze of lemon
- Sprinkle of fresh nutmeg
- Sea salt and cracked pepper
- Preheat the oven to 180°C.
- Whisk together eggs, milk, flour, cheese, herbs and mustard. Season well and set aside for 10 minutes.
- Heat the oil in a large, oven- proof frying pan and saute the onion and sausages over a gentle heat for 8-10 minutes until golden and nearly cooked.
- Using tongs, cut each sausage into 4. While the pan is still hot, carefully pour over the egg mixture, dot with fresh rosemary and place the pan on a flat tray.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes until well puffed and golden.
- For the buttered silverbeet, remove any hard white stems and chop roughly. Simmer in boiling water for 4-5 minutes until wilted and dark green.
- Drain well and toss with the butter, a squeeze of lemon and fresh nutmeg. Season well and serve.
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About Jo Wilcox
"I have had a love of food my whole life. Lucky for me my mum allowed me to play in the kitchen from the very beginning – from sitting up on the bench watch her peeling peaches for preserving or planning dinner parties from her many Womans Weekly Cookbooks. Starting in my local beach café, I went onto professional cookery training and my big foodie OE working as a professional chef and nanny. At 21 I launched my first restaurant. The following years saw me owning a gourmet cake and dessert shop and then a pasta deli before I discovered the world of food styling. Today I work in food styling making food look beautiful and tasty in packaging and advertising shoots, as well as my most important role yet – Food Editor of New Zealand Woman’s Weekly. I aim to provide great meal solutions that are interesting and approachable, and of course gorgeous foodie photos that make you want to cook them! I love the feedback and the knowledge that people actually cook them and have great results. If I can give someone a love of cooking and enjoying family meal times and gatherings then my job is done!" See www.jowilcox.co.nzmore of this author