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My Sweet Italian Sausage Popovers

on September 4, 2014

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This recipe has to be one of my “go to” dishes whenever I’m throwing a party to serve as an appetizer, or even if Steve and I want to just munch on something delicious while we watch a movie.  Let me tell you how I did it.

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First I took the sausage out of it’s casing and browned it off  on med high heat in a large saute pan. Once I got some nice brown color to the sausage, I added 1 diced sweet onion, 1 red bell pepper, and 3 minced garlic cloves, I sauteed all of this along with the sausage until the veggies were cooked, about 5 minutes or so,  and they were nice and brown in color from picking up all the brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Remember, that’s all great flavor and you don’t want to loose any of that.

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Next I added half a package of thawed frozen corn, for some more color and sweetness, Stirred that through and let the heat just warm up the corn. Lastly, off the heat, I added some chopped fresh basil. That’s it the filling is ready. Moving on to the batter.

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Now when making the batter, you want to have all the ingredients at room temperature for a smooth batter. All I did was take 4 eggs, 2 cups of whole milk, 1-1/2 cups of all purpose flour, and a pinch of salt and pepper and threw it all in a blender. Funny thing. I actually have a measuring spoon for a “pinch” that I got in San Francisco last year. Anyway the picture above is what the batter will look like after you’re done. Next I spray a muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray to ensure the popovers will come out with no problem.

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Place a tablespoon or two of the filling in the bottom of each one. Oh did I forget to mention that there’s cheese. Yes, 2 cups of shredded Mozzarella. I just add a little bit on top of the filling of each one.

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Now ladle the batter carefully over each one util it just reaches the top. Place into a preheated 400 degree oven for 10-12 minutes, watching over them carefully. Each oven is a little different so keep your eye on them, they cook quickly.

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You can see they rise really well, and they do come out easily. I remove them right away and sprinkle the tops with a little more of the cheese and some freshly chopped Italian flat leaf parsley. These little popovers are so delicious and are great served at room temperature. The popovers are a hit at my house. The possibilities are endless, sweet or savory, it depends on whatever kind of ingredients you want to use.

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