I should really have let T introduce this recipe. Although we always make sure we eat at the same time, we rarely eat the same thing. Well never. It’s not that we don’t want to, it’s just habit. We’ve both lived alone for so long it became habitual to eat different things. I’m switching it up. With, a healthy-ish quorn toad in the hole.
We recently discovered a Waitrose near Cutty Sark and they have an extensive quorn range. We’ve been really struggling with Budgins and Sainsbury’s but life just got a little simpler. Merci Waitrose.
Put in your trolley
1 pack Quorn Meat Free Sausages (whichever ya fancy. Or use meat ones if you’re not vegetarian.)
300g of mixed root vegetables, peeled & diced
½ red onion, sliced
2 tbsp of oil or low cal spray
50grms of plain flour
3 large eggs (free range obvs.)
200mls skimmed milk
2 tsp baking powder
Lizzy Twist on Vegetarian Toad in the Hole
1tbsp smoked paprika
1tbsp grainy mustard
Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees. Boil the kettle and add to a pan. Cook the vegetables for 7 minutes so they are partly cooked. Drain them and set aside.
Add the paprika and mustard to the vegetables to add extra flavour.
Pre-heat the oil in an oven proof dish by popping in the oven for 5 minute. Add the sausages and root vegetables that you’ve just cooked. Roast for 5 minutes.
Place the flour into a mixing bowl and add the eggs and beat until you have a paste like consistency. Gently add the milk/baking powder. Then whisk vigorously.
Pour over the sausage and vegetable combo and bake for 30(ish) minutes. Keep an eye on it. Serve with peas and onion gravy. Or bean salad bought from Waitrose like I did!
Numbers (if you’re bothered.)
Depending on the sausages you use this comes to around 309 calories minus the gravy and peas. But it’s a really healthy delicious dinner – or work at home lunch.
Although I’m definitely not going to be readubg whilst eating this today. (Going to attempt from healthy conversation with T) I recommend The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. This and that book would make a generously delicious combo.