Italian Sausage Lollipops

Who says meat isn’t candy? There’s nothing better than the delicious flavour of Johnsonville Hot Italian sausage deep fried in a cornmeal batter to make the perfect party appetizer. Serve with your favourite remoulade sauce or mustard and you’ll please the whole crowd.


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What You Need
10-12 inch long bamboo skewers
oil for deep frying (vegetable, peanut or canola)
1 cup
(250 mL) cornmeal
1 cup
(250 mL) flour
1/4 tsp
(1 mL) salt
1/8 tsp
(.5 mL) black pepper
1/4 cup
(60 mL) sugar
4 tsp
(16 mL) baking powder
1 large
egg, lightly beaten
1 cup
(250 mL) milk (preferably not skim)
2 tbsp
(30 mL) mayonnaise
2 tbsp
(30 mL) Dijon mustard
2 tbsp
(30 mL) whole grain mustard
1 tsp
(15 mL) lemon juice
1 tsp
(5 mL) wine vinegar
2 tbsp
(30 mL) pickle relish
2 tbsp
(30 mL) capers, chopped
1 tsp
(5 mL) dried tarragon
1/2 tsp
(2 mL) ground black pepper
1/4 tsp
(1 mL) salt
1 dash
Tabasco Sauce
1 cup
(250 mL) canola oil
  • Cook sausages according to package directions. Allow to cool slightly and cut each sausage into 4 pieces. sausage completely.
  • For Corn Batter: In a medium size bowl, mix all the ingredients for the corn batter, starting with the dry ingredients and ending with the wet ingredients.
  • Heat the oil. It should be at least 2 to 3 inches deep to fully submerge the lollipop.
  • Once the oil is heated, (to medium heat or about 350°F) place one sausage piece at the end of each skewer. Dip into the batter and coat the sausage completely.
  • Carefully submerge the sausage into the hot oil while holding the end of the stick, allow it to fry for about a minute until the batter is a deep golden brown. Continue this process with all the sausages.
  • For Remoulade Dipping Sauce: Combine first 11 ingredients (Mayonnaise through Tabasco Sauce) in a food processor and process for 30 seconds.
  • With the motor running slowly, add the oil through the feed tube and process until thickened.
  • Transfer the sauce to a bowl, cover and refrigerate for at least one hour before serving alongside the sausage lollipops.
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