Earlier this week, Brendan asked me if there were any childhood recipes I should have my Mom prepare for the family while she, my Dad and my brother Erik were all up visiting us this week at our home in upstate New York. We all kind of looked at each other and uttered “sausage balls!”
After a conversation involving Muppet Babies (a favorite cartoon of Erik’s and mine), Mario Brothers and Saturday mornings, it was decided that Mom would make her infamous sausage balls for my Dad’s 65th birthday (today!). Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
2 cups Bisquick
1 lb breakfast sausage
12 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, combine all three ingredients. Mix, mix, mix until ingredients are very well blended. Mush entire mixture together into one big ole ball. Then, grab a tablespoon or so of the mix and form into small ball with hand. Do this over and over until entire mixture has been formed into balls. It will probably make 3o to 40 or so balls.
Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Place half of the balls on the baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes, until the tops are browned. It’s OK if the bottoms get a little more crisp — that gives it a nice crunch. You can make other balls right away, or save for tomorrow.
(Not only are these delicious for breakfast, they are great finger food for a party.)