One of the things I love making are handheld food stuffs. Especially if it’s for a party, potluck, or just something simple to have on hand for holiday gatherings.
Another thing I love is sausage. I grew up eating all kinds and being Polish, you know you have to eat kielbasa as required by law. Back in the day on the rare occasions that I had a McDonald’s breakfast (I know, totally ew, but hey who hasn’t had one? Uh huh.) naturally it was all about the egg sandwiches right? I took off the egg and tossed it because it was icky. I only ate the muffin and sausage. That’s where it was at for me because it was all about the sausage.
I still like that combination but worked on making it a little more healthy. Yes, the dish has sausage but that doesn’t mean the dish has to be a total unhealthy fest. I worked on looking at it from a different perspective and presenting in a different form. Sage Sausage Biscuits are the result!
Andrea’s Sage Sausage Biscuits
- 1pound of bulk sage breakfast sausage, cooked, drained and cooled
- 1 C self-rising cornmeal
- 1 C of all-purpose flour
- 1 C of shredded cheddar
- 1 C of half & half
- 1 egg
- Garlic powder to taste
Preheat oven to 350. With nonstick spray, spray a 12 count muffin tin. In a medium sized mixing bowl combine the cornmeal, flour, half & half, egg, and garlic powder. Then add in the sausage and cheese and mix until well blended. Spoon into the muffin tin and fill about 3/4 of the way full. Bake for around 15-20 minutes until the biscuits are brown and start to pull away at the sides of the tin. A toothpick inserted should come out clean.
Remove from oven and allow to cool for about 2 minutes then remove from the muffin tin. Serve warm. Makes 12 biscuits. If it seems like you have more mixture, make more biscuits!
I prefer using self-rising cornmeal because it makes life easier. But if you can’t find it or don’t use it, you will need to add 2 tsp of baking powder to the recipe so the biscuits will fluff up.
I love this little biscuit. The muffin tin makes them the perfect sized portion. They are a great dish to serve at brunch and can be made the day ahead. Just gently rewarm before serving. They can even be frozen and reheated right before serving. Or freeze and pull out one (or two) when needed.
They are also a great little treat to have during the holidays. Heat up and serve as an easy breakfast on Thanksgiving day. Since they can be made ahead, it’s one less thing to worry about on the big day.
Feel free to play around with it too! Maybe use spicy breakfast sausage and add some chopped jalapeno. Or shredded pepper jack instead of cheddar. Or both! It can be adapted to your personal tastes.
Enjoy guys! And remember, always play with your food!
Happy Holidays from OHC!