As a child my Dad was never much of a cook, but it didn’t much matter as he made up for it in other ways. His culinary forays were limited in their breadth and included staples such as chicken wings, lamb chops, chicken nuggets and Toad in the Hole – a dish whose name was as equally perplexing as it was a source of amusement to both my brothers and me!
It has been many years since Dad last made his infamous dish and when we decided this month’s theme would be family favourites, strangely enough this was one of the first recipes that sprang to mind. Curious both to recreate it and to try it again all these years later, I set to task, researching the recipe and recreating my own version. The addition of the wholegrain mustard, rosemary, red onions and garlic add a bit of flavour to the batter and the tomato sauce I thought would be a welcome addition also. After all, what is a sausage without a good dollop of tomato sauce!