A couple of days ago I made Toad in the Hole. It opened to mixed reviews. I could tell it had real potential, so I reworked the script...I mean recipe. The basic recipe this time around is the same...but I added some catchy musical numbers...er...stuff to the batter (I had complained that it was bland and a bit soggy). After discussing it with Betty Sherri, who has had actual experience with toad-in-the-hole, I came up with a few things to add in that I hoped would enhance it.
1 small baked potato, grated and seasoned slightly with salt and pepper
about 1/2 a cup of grated sharp cheddar
fresh thyme - just a little bit
fresh rosemary - just a little bit
1 clove crushed garlic
I don't usually have fresh thyme or rosemary, but since I did, I used it (I don't think my Thanksgiving turkey will miss the small amount I took).
Verdict: Much better flavor, but still a bit soggy in the middle. I would like to ask our Readers for any suggestions to counteract the sogginess. I tried cooking it a little longer this time - and it was darker and crispier on the outside...just not in the middle.