Funnyman loves my keto yorkshire puddings and I love pork sausages, so creating a low carb ‘Toad in the Hole’ seemed inevitable. Traditionally, Toad in the Hole is served with some form of gravy, but we enjoyed this as a summer meal, so I scattered over my favourite (super-easy) homemade relish which cuts through the richness perfectly. Made from tomatoes and garlic, the fresh Tomato and Garlic relish adds the perfect amount of sweetness, flavour and juice to every mouthful. I hope you love it as much as we do!
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Carbs 12g | Fat 49g | Protein 12g
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Toad in the Hole (Low carb)
- 6 pork sausages
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 15 g (0.5 oz) lard
- 75 g (2.7 oz) extra-fine almond flour
- 4 sachets arrowroot powder, (4 TB / 32g / 1.1oz)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp mustard powder
- generous pinch salt
- 3 large eggs
- 55 g (1.9 oz) double cream
- 150 g (5.3 oz) unsweetened almond milk
- chopped parsley, to garnish
- sea salt flakes
- freshly ground black pepper
- Fresh Tomato and Garlic Relish, Fats of Life recipe
- Preheat the oven to 180°C (fan oven). This is 200°C for conventional ovens (or 400°F / gas mark 6).
- Place the pork sausages into a lined tray and drizzle a little olive oil over. Toss well to evenly coat and cook in the oven for 20 minutes.
- In the meantime, add the lard to the dish you will be using to create the dish. Place onto a tray for easier removal. Set aside for now.
- In one bowl, whisk together the extra-fine almond flour, arrowroot powder, baking powder, garlic powder, mustard powder and a generous pinch of salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, almond milk and double cream.
- Add the wet mix to the flour mix and whisk well to combine. Transfer the mixture to a mini food processor / food chopper and blitz until completely smooth. Alternatively, you could use a hand blender. As long as the mixture is as free of lumps as possible. Set aside until the sausages have finished their time in the oven.
- Once the sausages have finished their time in the oven, remove them from the tray using tongs and set aside. It doesn't matter too much if they aren't cooked through, but its a great head start.
- Place the dish (of lard) into the oven for 5 minutes to melt and heat the lard.
- After the 5 minutes, remove the dish (without turning the oven off) and pour the mixture into the dish. Place the sausages into the dish. Bear in mind that this dish serves 4, so place the sausages in such a way that slicing and serving will ensure everyone gets equal amounts of delicious sausage.
- Place the tray into the oven for 10 minutes.
- After 10 minutes, open the oven quickly and rotate the tray (just a habit I have) and then reduce the oven to 160°C (fan oven). This is 180°C for conventional ovens (or 350°F / gas mark 4).
- Cook at this temperature for another 25 minutes. After 25 minutes, turn the oven off completely and leave the dish in the oven for another 5 minutes to gently finish cooking through.
- Season with sea salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper. Garnish with chopped parsley. Delicious with Fresh Tomato and Garlic Relish.
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Calories 585Kcal / 2448kJ
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