Here in the south, if you order “Toad in a Hole,” you’ll get grilled toast with a hole filled by a fried egg. But I recently learned on the other side of the pond, you’ll get something very different.
Toad in the Hole is a traditional English dish made with grilled sausages or other meats baked into a Yorkshire pudding batter. (Ever had Yorkshire pudding? It’s divine.) Apparently the dish is normally served with onion gravy and vegetables — as a lunch or dinner I guess. But I think it’s one of the tastiest breakfast recipes I’ve found in awhile. Perfect for a New Year’s day brunch.
Toad In The Hole
Adapted from Saveur Magazine
- 1-1/2 cups flour
- 2 tsp. dry mustard
- 1-1/4 cups milk
- 3 eggs, lightly beaten
- 8 tbsp. rendered bacon fat (or your favorite fat)
- 6 slices prosciutto
- 6 large pork sausages
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees.
- Whisk flour, mustard, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
- Whisk in milk and eggs. Let rest for 15 minutes.
- Pour 6 Tbsp. bacon fat (or your favorite fat) into a 9″ x 11″ baking dish, and place in oven for 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, heat a skillet over medium high heat.
- Wrap a slice of prosciutto around each sausage and grill them in the skillet until browned, about 8 minutes.
- Pull the hot baking dish from the oven and pour batter into it. Then place the sausages in the batter.
- Bake until golden, 25-30 minutes.
New, interesting breakfast recipes are hard to come by, so I was excited to find this one. What are your favorite breakfast recipes?
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