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Shells Sausagemeat Balls


These were created for our son when he was small because he didnt like scotch eggs but wanted to eat the same food as his dad.

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  • 8 thick sausages of your choice
  • 1/2 pack of sage and onion stuffing made up
  • 2 slices of bread made into fine breadcrumbs
  • Salt and pepper and any other spices you choose.
  • 25g Flour
  • 1 medium Egg


servings 12
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 10mins
Cost Budget Friendly


Step 1

Skin the sausages and place sausagemeat into a large bowl.

Step 2

Add stuffing. Mix well. Divide into 12 equal balls and place on a plate. Cover with clingfilm and chill for 20 mins.

Step 3

Place bread into the food processor with the seasonings and blend into fine breadcrumbs.

Step 4

Prepare 3 bowls one with flour, 1 with beaten egg and one with breadcrumbs.

Step 5

Turn on deep fat fryer to heat up.

Step 6

Take balls out of fridge and dip in flour then egg then breadcrumbs. Repeat a second time omitting the flour.

Step 7

Fry half of the balls at a time until they are golden and cooked through.

Step 8

Remove from the fryer and allow to cool slightly before serving.

Great hot or cold and perfect as a snack or party food. Great with dips like garlic mayo, mustard mayo, sweet chilli, tomato or bbq.

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