"The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it." --Arnold H. Glasgow
Lazy Saturday morning....woke up late and hungry....after all the Friday night partying...please don't lecture me on patience !
Yes, I woke up at 1.30 pm today (slept at 4 am last night). (I hope my mother/m-i-l aren't reading this).
No hangovers or anything....just plain simple lack of sleep, so not really in the mood to cook an elaborate brunch. Wanted to warm up with something simpler and most importantly quicker and with lots of protein. We needed it! lol
Checked the refrigerator --found an unopened pack of mini chicken sausages. Thought for a moment, checked for corn meal ( I generally stock my pantry well) and started to work.
My Mini Chicken lollies...with the minimal of ingredients...actually a party finger food....but hey we were still in the party mood (you must be thinking what big party animals...he he he).
Just that we enjoy dancing and friends are visiting for sometime, so having fun with a big gang.
These Lollies were great to look at ...nutritous so that they could keep the stomach full till a late brunch....and ofcourse quickly devoured. ;-)
Mini Sausage Lollies
10 mini sausages (I used chicken you can use any kind of sausage)
2 cups corn meal
a pinch of salt
1/2 cup beer (or less/as required)
1/2 tsp garlic paste
oil for deep frying
small wooden skeweres/tooth picks for presenting
In a medium sized bowl , mix the corn meal, salt and garlic paste. Pour the beer little by little and whisk it to make a lump free thin batter.
Tip: The batter should not be too thin, it should be thick enough to coat the sausages yet not too heavy/sticky.
In a deep frying pan, heat enough oil so that the sausages can be immersed in it.
Now, dip the sausage one at a time, into the batter and deep fry for 1 minute/or till the sausages turn golden brown. Repeat till all sausages are done.
Tip: Be careful not to burn the sausages, it cooks very quickly.
Remove and place on absorbent/kitchen paper. Now, put a wooden skewer/tooth pick in each of the prepared sausages.
Serve with ketchup/mustard sauce.
NOTE: If you do not have beer, you can use 1/4 tsp of bi-carb soda and 1/2 cup (or as required) water to make the batter.
N.B. You can also use this sausage in your hot dogs . They are very very tasty. Kids and adults alike just love them.