Honey Pigs

Honey Pigs

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Makes: 16 servings

Start to Finish: 30 minutes

  •  1  pound ground pork sausage, Jimmy Dean®

  •  1  tablespoon chopped fresh thyme

  •  1  teaspoon bottled crushed garlic, Gourmet Garden®

  •  1  teaspoon salt

  •  1⁄4  teaspoon ground black pepper

  •  1  packet (about 3⁄4 cup) pork coating, Shake ’N Bake®

  •   Extra virgin olive oil for frying

  •  Orange blossom honey (optional)

  •   Fresh thyme sprigs (optional)




In a medium bowl, combine sausage, 1 tablespoon chopped thyme, garlic, salt, and pepper until well mixed. Shape into sixteen 1 1⁄2-inch balls. Press balls into 2-inch round patties.

Pour coating mixture into a pie plate. Dredge each pork patty in coating.

In a large skillet, heat 1⁄4 inch of oil over medium-high heat. Working in batches, place patties in pan with a spatula and fry for 3 to 5 minutes per side. Remove and drain on paper towels. (Add more oil to pan between batches, if necessary.)

Drizzle honey (optional) over each patty and garnish with thyme (optional).Serve immediately.

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