Tuesday, February 22, 2011

World's Tastiest Sausage Balls

I have always loved sausage balls. What's not to love? Biscuit? Good! Sausage? Good! Cheese? Good! Put them together and you've got one tasty little finger food. But Sunday afternoon as I was whipping up a batch, I took a lesson from Remy (you know, the rat from Ratatouille) and started getting fancy with the spices. What I came up with was nothing other than the best sausage ball I've ever eaten.

I wasn't writing it down, so I hope I can remember what went in there!

Let's see...

I know that I used:

2 cups flour
3 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoon shortening

Mix with a fork/pastry blender/your fingers until it resembles coarse crumbs. (It's just a homemade substitute for Bisquick, but produces a lighter, fluffier sausage ball)

Then I added:

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons dried parsley
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoons dried onions
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/8 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon powdered chicken bouillon

Mixed together well. Then I used my hands to work in:

1 lb sausage
1 cup cheddar cheese
1 cup Parmesan cheese (freshly grated, not the sprinkly stuff)

Formed into walnut sized balls and baked at 350 for approximately 15 minutes (until lightly browned).