Thursday, March 26, 2015

Tasty Tennessee Toad in a Hole

slave was complimenting one of the ladies here on her wonderful accent. She said that she was from Derbyshire England. The American southern accent is a direct derivative. Well that turned thoughts to English cuisine as well as southern classics. So what we have here is a blend. Toad in a Hole is typical English fare of sausages baked in a batter. Well in the south we find corn dogs fried in a cornbread batter. Why can't the two come together?

This is really a very easy dish to bake and will bring much needed sunshine to your table.

6 lean sausages (used here are big Andouille cut into thirds)
½ yellow onion thin sliced
½ teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon ground mustard
1 cup cornmeal
¾ cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1½ teaspoons baking
½ teaspoon baking
¼ teaspoon salt
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1½ cups buttermilk
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 (15.25 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
1 (14.75 ounce) can cream style corn

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Spray a 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
Prick the sausages with a toothpick and add to the dish.

Slice the onion thin.

Toss the onion with paprika and ground mustard

and sprinkle evenly over the sausages.

Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.

In a large bowl, mix together the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

In a separate bowl, mix together the eggs, buttermilk, and butter.
Add the cans of corn.

Pour the buttermilk corn mixture into the dry mixture and fold together until there are no dry spots (the batter will still be lumpy).

Pour the batter on top of the evenly spaced hot sausages and onions in the dish.
Some of the sausages may show, that is fine. It gives it the name Toad in a Hole.

Bake until the top is golden brown and tester inserted into the middle of the corn bread comes out clean, about 35 to 40 minutes. Remove the cornbread from the oven and let it cool for 10 minutes before serving.

To serve just cut between the sausages.

What a gift it is to slave to be allowed to serve such a wonderful meal to my Master.

Since this is so much like sunshine, how about some KC and the Sunshine Band?


To satisfy and restore.
To nourish, support and maintain.
To gratify, spoil, comfort and please,
to nurture, assist, and sustain
..I cook!

Please buy slave's cookbook:

The Little Black Book of Indiscreet Recipes by Dan White via @amazon

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