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Monday 18 September 2023

Root vegetable toad-in-the-hole : Can make a nice change

Toad-in-the-hole is a British family favourite, this version makes the most of seasonal root vegetables like red onion and carrots plus autumnal squash and Tenderstem broccoli. Make it in one big tin and let the whole family take a piece and tuck in, delicious 😋

Serves Six
3 tbsp vegetable oil
3 long, thin carrots, scrubbed and halved lengthways
1 red onion, cut into thin wedges
200g butternut squash, peeled and sliced into 1cm-thick half-moons
3 garlic cloves, bashed
100g plain flour
4 large eggs
125ml milk
2 rosemary sprigs, finely chopped
100g Tenderstem broccoli
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
optional - mashed or roast potatoes
For the gravy
1 tbsp vegetable oil
2 red onions, finely sliced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 tbsp plain flour
1 vegetable stock cube, made up to 650ml
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

1. For the gravy, heat the oil in a saucepan over a low-medium heat and fry the onions, uncovered, with a pinch of salt for 20 mins, stirring regularly, until caramelised.
2. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to gas 7, 220°C, fan 200°C. Put the oil in a large ovenproof frying pan, shallow casserole dish or baking tray. Add the carrot, onion, squash, and garlic. Season; toss well. Roast for 15 mins.
3. Whisk the four and eggs in a bowl with a pinch of salt until a smooth, thick paste forms. Gradually add the milk, whisking to make a thin batter with a similar consistency to single cream. Stir in the rosemary.
4. For the gravy, add the garlic to the onions and cook for 1 min, then sprinkle over the four and mix well. Stir in the stock, season and add the vinegar. Simmer, uncovered, over a low heat for about 20 mins.
5. Remove the pan from the oven, add the broccoli and pour the batter around the veg. Roast for 25 mins until golden, well risen and puffed. Brush any exposed veg with the vinegar. Serve with the gravy and some potatoes, if you like.

Each serving contains
Fat 15g Protein 9.2g Carbs 28g Fibre 4.3g

Cook's tips
i) Use any firm veg you’ve got in the fridge. Parsnips, leeks and fennel all work well.
ii) If you don't have red onions, you could use white, brown or spring onions (scallions).
From original recipe here

You may also like to see this alternative lower carb recipe for toad in the hole here

~ wishing you an enjoyable day ~

You will find a variety of recipe ideas within this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e., use your meter. If you have any concerns about your health, it is always advisable to consult your doctor or health care team.

All the best Jan


Tom said...

...a toad-in-the-hole hasn't made it to this side of the pond!

Lowcarb team member said...


All the best Jan

My name is Erika. said...

Isn't toad in the hole made with an egg. I am trying to remember. This looks yummy.

Catarina said...

I will look it up as well. : )
It is very appealing.

J.P. Alexander said...

Gracias por la receta. La hare pronto. Te mando un beso.

Elephant's Child said...

That does sound good. Thank you.

peppylady (Dora) said...

Never heard toad in hole.
Coffee is on, and stay safe.

Christine said...

Sounds good

Margaret D said...

Looks good.

eileeninmd said...

It is new to me, looks yummy!
Thanks for sharing.
Take care, have a wonderful week!

Breathtaking said...

Hello Jan :=)
I am now visiting a few bloggers each day, especially to say a warm thank you for the kind and caring comments you left on my post explaining about my fall. I appreciated each one, so a big thank you.

This recipe is the kind I like with lots of vegetables, eggs, and lots of garlic and olive oil. I have heard of Toad in the Hole but never knew what it looked like, and it looks really delicious. Thank you! :=)
All the best.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Toad in the hole is always a favourite.

God bless.

Jyoti said...

looks so yummy! Wonderful and Lovely Post dear!
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Anne (cornucopia) said...

Looks and sounds delicious. - Anne (Cornucopia)

DVArtist said...

Yummm this looks so good.

Bill said...

I never heard of it but it looks interesting.

linda said...

I'll have to try this it looks yummy. 🙂

Valerie-Jael said...

This sounds good, I haven't had toad in the hole for many years! Have a good, new week, Valerie

Granny Marigold said...

This is definitely a recipe that I'm going to make. I have all the ingredients on hand. Thank you for posting.

Hena Tayeb said...

That looks beautiful! Almost too pretty to eat.

Mary Kirkland said...

I'm going to have to try that, it looks good and interesting.

Maria Rodrigues said...

How delicious it looks.
Thanks for sharing.
Hugs and all the best

happyone said...

Never heard of it either but sure looks good.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This sounds wonderful. I will try this soon. Just what I'll need when the weather starts to turn.

Snowbird said...

Hubs would kill for that! Perfect for this

Conniecrafter said...

Wow I had never heard of that while we were living in England

Jeanie said...

I've never had toad in the hole. This looks very good!

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful 'vegatarian type meal' ~ my kind ~ Reminds me somewhat of a recipe called Egg Roll in a Bowl ~ thanks,

Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Teresa said...

Interesante receta. Besos.

baili said...

very interesting dear Jan :)

William Kendall said...

Sounds good.