Appetizers,  Breakfast,  Recipe

Tate’s Spicy Sausage Balls

Coon Balls

  • 1 lb hot ground sausage
  • 8 oz sharp cheddar, shredded
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • milk as needed

Preheat oven to 350. Combine sausage, cheese, flour, baking powder and salt. Use hands to mix. Add milk as needed to get a slightly sticky consistency. Roll into golf ball sized balls and bake for 25 minutes until golden brown. 

Nerdy Tips

  • Use block cheese. Pre-shredded cheese will dry the coon balls out.
  • Add flavoring to your taste: cayenne, garlic powder, onion powder.  The options are limitless.
  • Pre-cooked coon balls can be frozen then reheated at 350 for 10 minutes. 
  • Pair with my Creamy Dill Dip- recipe below!

Creamy Dill Dip

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder

Mix all ingredients and chill for at least one hour.

The Nerdy Gourmet
The Nerdy Gourmet

Hi friends!! I’m Jenni, The Nerdy Gourmet. I love books and I love food. Combining the two with a splash of travel has become my passion. I am a self taught cook/baker and I believe that everyone can cook from scratch! I’m here with recipes and Nerdy Tips to help along the way.  
I review books, mostly ‘read’ via audio, and I create recipes inspired by the story lines. Sometimes if I am deeply moved by a story, I will travel and try my best to experience the book- and bring you along via my blog! I provide all the photographs and content for the Nerdy Gourmet (unless otherwise noted). 

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