Thanksgiving leftovers I found my self staring into a container of leftover stuffing. We're partial to the cornbread/sausage variety around here, and my mother had made a delicious batch of it for us. But days after Thanksgiving (or more accurately, after days of Thanksgiving leftovers) even my favorite treat was looking hard to swallow.
So I did what any self-respecting desperate person would do.
I added an egg - I had maybe a cup to a cup and a half of stuffing left.
I rolled it into balls.
I gently rolled those balls in flour (you could use cornstarch).
And I dropped them into hot oil.
Mine are a bit on the, erm, dark side shall we say? That's what comes of not using a thermometer for your oil and generally being distracted while cooking. Not recommended.
If you use a thermometer, keep your oil at about 350 and cook your balls for only a minute or two per side.
The result was so good. Like a sausage-y hush puppy. Like a ball of corn dog.*
*what does cornbread have to do with dogs? No really. I'm asking.
PS - You all know by now that the salad greens are purely an effort to pacify my husband. I just used lettuce, apple, carrot, pecans and a dressing of olive oil, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup and salt and pepper. It did nothing to detract from the fried stuffingy goodness.