|Toad in a Hole
4 fresh Italian sausages (uncooked)
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons butter (plus extra for greasing the dish)
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup fresh chives, chopped
1/2 cup fresh grated parmesan
Before making this recipe, set out the eggs and milk for at least 30 minutes to reach room temperature. If made using cold ingredients, the batter make crack the baking dish.
Preheat the oven to 450F (220C)
In a 9 by 13 inch baking dish, add the sausages and olive oil. Toss to coat the sausages. Place the dish in the oven for 10 minutes.
While the sausages are baking, blend together the eggs, flour, milk and salt.
Remove the baking dish after 10 minutes and add the butter, returning the dish to the oven.
Once the butter is melted, remove the dish and pour the batter over the sausages. Sprinkle with the grated parmesan and chives, then return to the oven.
Bake for an additional 15 minutes at 450F, then reduce heat and bake for 15 minutes at 350F.
Remove from oven and eat while hot. Serve with vegetables.