Toad in the hole triumph!

23 May 2011 § 11 Comments

And here it is, drum roll please –

King Marv’s toad in the hole with roasted onion gravy.

Toad in the hole is a dish of Yorkshire pudding cooked with bangers. Translated into American English – popover with sausage. In any language popover with sausage does not sound like something to blog about, but King Marv has been begging me to make it for him for the 12 years we have lived in America.

Tired of waiting he finally took things into his own hands and cooked. Of course that meant days of preparation and research. I was hoping he would use the Jamie Oliver recipe, but King Marv deemed the balsamic vinegar and rosemary too fancy for such a simple, comfort food.

So Delia Smith’s recipe it was. And it was a winner. Both my parents (visiting from the UK), The Ladies™ and I could not get enough of it. The Yorkshire pudding was just right, not too eggy or heavy, light and crunchy at the same time. The pork sausages from our local farm (Vacchiano Farms of course) were good quality. The rich, gloopy globules of caramelized onion gravy were heavenly, especially dolloped out of a gravy boat.

I’m still giddy at the thought of King Marv cooking something delicious and a little surprised that my blog that encourages people to cook at home would have had an effect so close to home!

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