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Temping toad in the hole

Toad in the Hole Recipe and Temperature Tips

  • Author: Martin
  • Category: eggs
  • Cuisine: English

Description

Toad in the hole, adapted from Simply Recipes


Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 C (180gall-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 C milk (whole, preferred)
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 4 Tbsp butter, melted (divided)
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 lb English bangers or other sausage (bratwurst, garlic sausages)

Ingredients for Toad in the Hole


Instructions

  • Whisk together the eggs, flour, milk, 2 Tbsp melted butter, salt, and a heavy pinch of pepper until smooth. You can also use an immersion blender to get total smoothness once the ingredients are combined somewhat.
  • Stir in the chopped thyme and set the batter aside to rest. (Resting it will allow any gluten to relax, making for better oven-spring.)

Stirring the thyme into the egg batter for toad in the hole

  • Preheat your oven to 425°F (218°C) with a greased metal cake pan or large cast-iron pan in it. (Glass is a terrible conductor of heat, and we want lots of heat conduction in this case. Metal is best.)
  • Heat the vegetable oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Brown the sausages in the pan and brown them for a few minutes on each side, flipping them and lowering the heat if browning too quickly.

Browning the sausages

  • Cook the sausages to 105°F (41°C), checking with your Thermapen ONE.
  • When the oven is heated, pour the remaining 2 Tbsp melted butter into the pan in the oven. Arrange the sausages in the pan, and pour the egg batter in around the sausages.
  • Cook, checking the temperature of the sausages after 20 minutes. (A good timer will help!)
  • If the sausages have reached 160°F (71°C), remove the pan from the oven.

Temping sausages in toad in the hole

  • You can cut the toad in the hole in the pan or slide it out onto a cutting board and cut it more easily.
  • Serve it up, possibly with some oniony gravy on top.

Eating toad in the hole


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