Toad in the veg patch

Toad in the veg patch

This comforting, versatile recipe is great for using up what you already have in the fridge – any combination of veg and any type of sausages will do
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Heat the oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. First, make the batter. Tip the milk, flour, mustard powder, salt, eggs and 150ml of water into a blender (this won’t work in a food processor) and briefly whizz together until just combined. Stir in the rosemary leaves and set aside.
  2. Step 2

    Put the carrots and red onion into a large, shallow roasting tin with the olive oil and some salt and pepper. Swirl the tin around to coat. Spread everything out in a single layer, then nestle in the sausages among the veg. Roast at the top of the oven for 15 minutes.
  3. Step 3

    Turn over the vegetables and sausages, add the broccoli and roast for a further 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and scatter over the cherry tomatoes.
  4. Step 4

    Give the batter a quick stir, then pour it over the vegetables. Return to the oven for a further 25-30 minutes or until the batter has risen and is deep golden brown.
  5. Step 5

    Serve scattered with a few sea salt flakes and some extra sprigs of rosemary. This is also good served with mustard.