- Throw about a 1/4 of an onion, a couple cloves of garlic, half a carrot, and some sweet bell pepper into the food processor and give them a whirl.
- Then squeeze 6-8 sausages out of their skins (yuck, I know - just do it) & add to processor with a handful of bread crumbs, 1 egg, a handful of fresh parsley, some salt, pepper & paprika and combine.
- Roll into balls and put onto a cookie sheet and bake at 375. The whole baking them thing is a new one for me, I usually do them in a saucepan, but have recently had some scrambled sausages, some burned sausages and have discovered that doing them in the oven is perhaps a little gentler because you don't have to roll them around. Either way...
- Then throw them into a pasta sauce, soup, over rice, or as a pupu (that's 'appetizer' to you & me) and see if you don't love 'em even more than their bovine cousins!
Friday, November 13, 2009
I have been on a bit of a sausage binge lately. As usual, it's been inspired by buying a bushel of something from Costco. This time it came in the form of breakfast sausages. I've been using them for their intended breakfast purpose, but also cooked & sliced for pasta, and several times recently, in the form of meatballs.
A couple of weeks ago I made some potato leek soup with sausage & bacon meatballs. And then a couple of nights ago, I put them into sweet red pepper sauce over pasta. I don't know what it is about them. Maybe they are richer in flavor? Maybe it's how moist they stay? Maybe it's... Oh, I don't know, but sausage meatballs are where it's at!!!
Somehow, I've been ending up with about 16 medium sized meatballs, by winging it with some basic resemblance of the following:
Let me know what you come up with and where YOUR meatballs end up!
Posted by H at 11:34 PM