Zombies returning. Alexandria has fallen. Dead Walking. This calls for man food.
The mid-season return of The Walking Dead was a gripping (you tell ’em, Eugene) , explosive (Daryl with a Rocket Launcher is the new Daryl with a crossbow), shockingly (poor Carl!) mesmeric (Abraham for President) wunderkind. Exactly what I’d been missing on the television landscape.
Well, that and Downton Abbey! But since we covered Downton Abbey last week, this week we’re baking a mansserole! That’s right. It’s so good, I invented a new word to describe it!
Adapted from Pippa Middleton’s Celebrate (which I must say is turning into a yummy cookbook), this is part manly man food, part casserole, a partly dainty, but seriously delicious, classic British Toad In The Hole that is so good, I rarely have the patience to make the traditional onion gravy accompaniment.
Nope! Just grab a fork and a bottle of HP Brown Sauce, and you’re all set to curl up on the couch with a Walking Dead marathon. All Hail Chief Rick Grimes!
- 2 Polish Kielbasa smoked sausages (such as Johnsonville)
- 1 slice of bacon
- A drizzle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 whole milk
- 1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon Herbes de Provence
- 1/8 teaspoon dried mustard powder
- Freshly cracked pepper and sea salt to taste
- HP Brown Sauce, to serve
- Preheat the oven to 400°.
- Slice the bacon in half lengthwise to create two long even strips of bacon. Carefully wrap one strip of bacon around each sausage. Cut each sausage in half creating 4 small, bacon wrapped sausages. See what I did there!
- Drizzle a small baking dish with EVOO. Haphazardly place the bacon wrapped sausages in the pan and bake at 400° for 5-7 minutes whilst prepping the batter.
- For the egg batter, vigorously whisk the egg, milk, flour, Herbes de Provence, and mustard together until smooth. Season to taste.
- Quickly remove the baking dish from the oven and pour the egg batter into the dish. Bake for an additional 20-25 minutes at 400° until a souffléed, golden brown and a cake tester comes out clean. Let cool for 5 minutes. Once the batter deflates, drizzle with HP brown sauce, grab a fork and enjoy!