Veggie Toad in the Hole

Summary:

Roasted mediterranean vegetables and veggie sausages wrapped in a light and crispy rosemary and garlic infused Yorkshire pudding, served with lashings of gravy.

Profile:

15 mins prep + 45 mins cook = 50 mins total; 2 servings @ 689 cals per serving.

Ingredients:

  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 courgette
  • 1 red onion
  • 5 veggie sausages
  • 3 garlic cloves (crushed)
  • 1 bunch fresh rosemary
  • 2 medium free-range organic eggs
  • 250ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 4 oz flour
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Gravy granules to make 250ml of gravy

Directions:

  1. Heat the oven to 220c. Add the olive oil to a roasting tin and heat whilst preparing the vegetables.
  2. Cut the courgette into slices; the pepper into small pieces and the onion into wedges all about the same size and crush the garlic. Add the vegetables and garlic to the roasting tin and swirl around to coat in the oil then roast for about 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile make the Yorkshire pudding batter by sieving the flour into a bowl creating a well in the middle of the flour and breaking the eggs into it. Using a wooden spoon beat the eggs until the yolks and whites have combined, then gradually beat in the flour until you have a doughy mixture. Add the milk a little at a time, beating out any lumps until you have a batter (similar to the consistency of paint). Once your batter is ready stir in a pinch of salt, a twist of pepper and the fresh rosemary leaves, discarding the woody stems.
  4. When the vegetables are starting to colour, remove the tin from the oven and add the veggie sausages arranging them between the vegetables so that when the dish is ready itís easy to ensure everyone gets their fair share of sausages and vegetables! Then simply pour the batter between the vegetables and sausages and put back in the oven for another 30 minutes or so until the Yorkshire pudding has risen and is a rich golden brown colour.
  5. Just before the Veggie Toad in the Hole is ready, boil a kettle of water to make up your gravy using the gravy granules. Then divide the toad between the plates and serve with the gravy.

Alternatives & Suggestions:

Quorn veggie sausages both come in packs of 5, which is why this recipe calls for this for every 2 servings. You can simply split it down the middle, so thereís 2.5 sausages per serving. Alternatively, someone with a smaller appetite can have 2 sausages for 650 calories per serving and someone indulging in 3 sausages will increase their calorie intake to 708 per serving. You could also use meat sausages instead but this will shoot the calories intake up to about 849 for 2 sausages and 1007 for 3 sausages.

Foodwitch Factoid:

This is not only a great winter warmer recipe, itís also an extremely well balanced meal so you donít have to feel guilty of the giant plate experience that youíll enjoy! With a great mix of anti-oxidant rich vegetables to prevent colds that are also handily high in fiber and tasty protein rich veggie sausages you get everything you need in one sitting!