Southern Fried Stuffing Balls – It just doesn’t get much better than this! This is the one thing that we all hope shows up on the table at Thanksgiving. More than any other dish. Seriously. They are a staple at our meal…but they never make it to meal time. Everytime someone walks by they have to grab a few, then as they go back by, a few more. It is always so sad when they have all disappeared and the only thought you have is “But I wanted one more”.
We never, ever make enough. Ever.
Here in the South so many of our traditions and memories revolve around food. I am thankful for each and every one. That might have a little to do with just how much I like good food…but I also relish in fond memories of loved ones and the precious times we have had together. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, these are at the front of my mind and I wanted to share the recipe with you so that you can enjoy them as much as we do!
I highly recommend that you not discount this recipe. 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 a bowl with a paper towel to drain.
Now that you have your sausage browned and drained, you want to encase each sausage 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 bowl for serving.I hope you enjoy these as much as we do…just don’t tell my family when you are making them. We might just all show up on your doorstep!Print This Post