Or to be more accurate, maybe we should call it, “Deconstructed Toad in the Hole.”
Tim: I thought Toad in the Hole was supposed to have the batter and sausage together.
Maureen: Yes, me too. It doesn’t seem like it would be Toad in the Hole when it’s this way– with the batter separate from the sausages. This seems more like sausages with a side of Yorkshire pudding.
Tim: What’s the point of doing it this way? Maybe it’s to mess up more pans.
Maureen: Wow! Look at that! You’re already eaten all of the batter! What do you think, Andrew?
Andrew (11): It’s alright.
Maureen: Do you think you would like it better if it were together, like Toad in the Hole usually is?
Maureen: I really don’t know why he’s calling this Toad in the Hole. I’ve checked and Wikipedia says Toad in the Hole should have the sausages and Yorkshire pudding together. I have no idea what Jamie is trying to here. When I make Toad in the Hole again, I’m going to do it the proper way. This is just silly.
The Same, But Different: Jamie did a recipe for a proper Toad in the Hole in his “Happy Days with the Naked Chef” cookbook. I think that version is much better. To see for yourself, the recipe can be found on the Jamie Oliver site here. As discussed above, this new version is just like a deconstructed Toad in the Hole, with the batter separate from the sausages. The apple-onion gravy was very nice, but it still wasn’t Toad in the Hole.