Today I’m at the WeBlog conference, sponsored by The Discovery Channel. I am stunned at how much I am learning and having a wonderful time, although I already miss the kids! The good news is, I’m going home tomorrow so I’ll just be away from them two nights (thank goodness). Hope you are all having a wonderful Monday. I know you’re going to enjoy this post by my friend, Jyl (of The Post-It Place), who is up here at the conference with me along with her sister. I mentioned I was posting her Stuffing balls today and her sister looked up and said “UGH Those are SO GOOD”. Now I gotta go home and make them, too! Gratefully, Christy
Hey Ya’ll! How is everyone today? I was talking to Christy the other day and of course we were talking about food. The thing about being Southern…all of our memories, traditions and lives revolve around food in some way or another. I could spend hours telling you about some of our traditions and some of my fondest memories and how they relate to food but it would probably turn into 3 days. So, I will just share one.
One of the MOST requested items on the table at any holiday in our house happens to be Southern Fried Sausage Stuffing Balls. Ohhh, don’t laugh. These little babies are heaven to your taste buds. I mean really: sausage, stuffing, and fried. There just isn’t much better.
These are all the ingredients that you will need other than water and butter. Here, let me show you what’s involved:
8 ounces of spicy sausage (can use mild if you like)
Canola Oil (can use Vegetable oil)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 box of chicken flavored stuffing mix
1 tablespoon of parsley (optional)
1 tablespoon of thyme (optional)
Make your stuffing mix according to the directions on the package. That way it can be cooling. And, if you want a little extra seasoning add the parsley and thyme to it. Sometimes I do, sometimes I don’t. It is really just a personal taste thing.
Now pour some oil to a depth of about 1/4 of an inch in a large skillet and heat while you roll your sausage into small balls. Once the oil is heated, cook your sausage balls on medium heat until golden brown.
Remove from the pan and place in your favorite bowl with a paper towel to drain.
You ALWAYS want to use your favorite bowl for your favorite dishes. It means they are special. My kids always know that if great-grandma’s bowl with the green rim is on the table, it is going to be good. A memory maker. Why that particular bowl? Well, I inherited it when she passed away and I remember as a child always loving what that bowl contained.
Now that you have your sausage browned and drained, you want to cover each ball in stuffing and set aside on a plate.
You will then roll each one in the all-purpose flour.
Meanwhile you want your canola oil to be heating in a large skillet to about 350 degrees.
Once your oil is thoroughly heated you will carefully drop each of your sausage stuffing balls into the oil and cook for about 3 minutes or until golden brown.
Then, place the cooked sausage stuffing balls back into your favorite bowl for serving.
That is all there is to it. Now, go make a memory of your own.
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there will be something solid to stand on
or you will be taught to fly.”
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