Sometimes I shop out of habit. Having staples in the freezer is a necessity really as I work school hours. Sometimes these staples need using up and the light bulb moment just doesn’t come. After going through every one of my normal backups, I just couldn’t settle on an idea.
Google was the place to go and I got cornmeal in my head. I found a recipe on another blog and played around with that until I had something to fit our 3 sausages and 3 people. It would easily serve 4 as I have a portion for lunch tomorrow.
Grease a loose 20cm bottom flan/ pie tin
Heat oven to 180 (I used fan bake on the new oven)
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 onions thinly sliced
3 sausages, skin removed and cut into 2cm long bit
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1/2 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 cup milk (will need less is eggs are large)
50 grms cheese (mixed tasty cheddar and Parmesan )
120 grms cornmeal
salt and pepper to taste
Heat olive oil, add onions and give them 3 or 4 mins
Add sausage balls and stir
Carry on cooking until lightly browned
Sprinkle with balsamic vinegar and brown sugar
Stir until coated and leave to brown nicely
Mix eggs and milk in a bowl
Add the rest of the ingredients
Stir, you should have a thick batter that will keep a bit of shape
Tip into greased tin and make an indent and push sides up to a bit of a crust
Put filling on middle
Bake for 25-30 mins until golden
Us grown ups loved it, Miss Muffin found it rather cheesy. We concluded it was a good one for our grown up radar and would be great with a few jalapenos added. The crust was lovely and different. It would be great for using up bits of left overs such a roast veg.
Hope you enjoy.