Is it like The Toad In A Hole?
Savoury chicken and mushrooms in a hole. Yes a variation of the Toad in the hole, only I’ve used ready cooked chicken peices and some aromatics.
I know the pictures aren’t that great…they were taken soon after my shoulder op and I struggled with pics! It does actually taste delicious and there is little effort other than wee bit of prep.
It’s essentially a 1 tray meal with usual gravy and accompanyments of your choice. Plus if you love Yorkshire puddings you can’t beat home made!
I’ve made both vegetarian and non vegetarian versions of this. It’s fabulous with leeks fried with chicken and mushrooms or without chicken. Cheese and leek is delicious too!
It’s entirely up to you what you choose to use but it will be a very welcome option these cold dreary days!
160g plain flour
Pinch of salt
Put the batter in the fridge for at least half an hour.
1 bunch spring onions, chopped
Half cup of vegetable oil
1 tbsp chilli flakes
3 green chillies chopped
1 tsp salt
2 pkts of chicken ready cooked peices
1 tbsp black pepper
Start by moving your oven shelves around so you have plenty of space in the middle of the oven for your Yorkshire to grow. Preheat the oven to 225°C/425°F/gas 9
For the Yorkshire pudding batter:
Crack eggs into a bowl. Beat well to air. Add the flour and whisk to make a nice smooth mix lump free. Now add the milk and whisk well to make a smooth batter.
Now add the seasonings, salt, pepper, green chillies, scallions and black pepper.
Place a baking tray on the stove. Ensure you have good heat and add the vegetable oil.
When the oil is hot add the chicken peices.
Next add mushrooms and chilli flakes.
Fry these gently just to give a little colour. Keep an eye on them and allow them to colour until lightly golden.
Next get the oil sizzling in the pan. We want a hot oil so when the batter hits it sizzles and bubbles. Be mindful incase it spits.
Pour in the batter.
Swiftly and carefully place in your tray in the hot oven on medium shelf, close the door. Don’t open it for at least 20 minutes, as Yorkshire puddings can be a bit temperamental when rising. Remove from the oven when golden and crisp.
Make sure you don’t take them out too early as they will look ready but you need to make sure they are as you don’t want soggy bottoms,
I made a vegetarian option below using quorn peices and cheese. This is delicious on its own or even with a salad or gravy!
Serve at the table with mashed potatoes, greens and a gorgeous onion gravy!
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