Monday, August 1, 2011

Breakfast Bites

I love finger food & when you're on the "go" in the morning or attending a morning social event, bite sized food is the way to go! Last weekend we had a girls retreat & what better food to eat on a Saturday morning than something that requires no utensils! It's fun to make, easy to clean up, & FAST! 

The first recipe is for
They remind me of potluck breakfasts at church when I was a kid. 
They are savory and filling! My recipe makes them extra moist and
it's important to follow this recipe exactly if you want the same results.

The second recipe is for cinnamon sugar
These are simple and fun to make with kids! 
Just make sure they do the shaking and not the frying!

I hope you enjoy these as much as we did!

Sausage Ball Ingredients:
yields about 4 dozen medium sized balls
  • 1 lb hot country breakfast sausage (at room temperature)
    • (this recipe is mild, so please use the hot because it won't be spicy, but you need that flavor!)
  • 1-1/2 cups baking mix (I just use Bisquick)
  • 2-1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup  finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 heaping tbsp yogart

Biscuit Bites Ingredients: 
yields x4 the amount of biscuits in the can (so 1 can will make 40 bites)
  • 1 can biscuits (the cheap kind is perfect with 10 biscuits in a can)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup canola oil (or enough to be about 1 inch of oil in your pot)

Sausage Ball Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Put sausage in a bowl and pour all of the rest of the ingredients on top.

3. Mix on low until everything is combined.

TIP: You can also let your kids use their hands, but it's a tad bit more time consuming & messy. However, there's nothing more fun than cooking with your kids so if you have the time, have the fun!

4. Use a tablespoon scooper to make the balls on a baking sheet.

5. Use your hands to roll the meat into balls.

6. Bake for 12-14 minutes.
Serve warm!!!

Biscuit Bites Directions:

1. Pour oil into frying pot and turn heat to medium-high.

2. Meanwhile, cut up biscuit dough into fourths, 
then separate each piece so they are not sticking to each other.

3. Use a gallon size zip-lock bag and fill with the sugar & cinnamon.

4. Close the bag and shake to combine sugar & cinnamon.

5. When oil is hot enough for frying, drop about 1/4 of the dough pieces 
(VERY CAREFULLY) into the pot.

TIP: You know when the oil is hot enough by putting the handle end of a wooden spoon in the middle of the pot, touching the bottom. If there are small bubbles rising (like carbonation) then it's ready. If the bubbles are big and really fast, it's too hot. Turn it down and try again.

6. Fry for about 5-10 seconds, stirring the entire time, until the dough pieces are golden brown.

7. Remove the pieces from the oil and place on paper towel.

8. After about 10 seconds, pour the cooked pieces into the sugar & cinnamon and shake to coat. 

9. Remove from the baggie and place on serving dish.

10. Repeat the frying, drying and shaking steps until all dough pieces are complete.

These are best when served warm!
I hope you enjoy these little breakfast bites from my kitchen!
Bon Appetit!

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