Saturday, October 8, 2011

Ernie's sausage balls!

It's gameday! There was a little joke made last year when Ernie made his sausage balls and Alabama lost to South Carolina.... but I'll save you all the laughs :) Anyway, Patti and Ernie came to visit last weekend and I made a healthier version of his lucky sausage balls. Although they were super delicious, Carolina lost. But hey, they were yummy!

2 16 oz packages sausage (All natural, no msg or any additives)
4 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
2 tsp black pepper
2 tsp minced garlic
1 T crushed red pepper
1.5 cups almond meal
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 375 F. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl; stir well. Form into 1inch balls. Place on ungreased slotted baking sheet, atop a baking pan; bake 18-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven; cool 5 minutes before removing from pan. Serve with cocktail forks or toothpicks.

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