If you thought leftover Thanksgiving stuffing was boring, this dish will change your mind! Any kind of stuffing (sausage, oyster, corn bread, or any variety of boxed) can be used. Heat up some gravy and bring on the cranberry sauce.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine flour, poultry seasoning, salt, and black pepper to taste in a shallow bowl. Beat eggs and milk together in a second shallow bowl until smooth. Mix bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and 1 teaspoon black pepper together in a third shallow bowl.

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  • Scoop stuffing, about 2 tablespoons per serving, and roll into a ball using your hands, forming about 12 balls. Dredge each ball through the flour mixture, shaking off any excess. Transfer each ball to the egg mixture and evenly coat. Roll each ball in the bread crumbs mixture until evenly coated. Set each stuffing ball on a plate and allow to sit for the coating to stick to the stuffing.

  • Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Carefully lower 4 to 5 stuffing balls into the hot oil and fry until golden brown on all sides, about 4 minutes; transfer to a paper towel-lined plate using a slotted spoon. Repeat with the remaining stuffing balls.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

448 calories; protein 11.5g 23% DV; carbohydrates 40.7g 13% DV; fat 26.7g 41% DV; cholesterol 68.5mg 23% DV; sodium 957.9mg 38% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/17/2015
I really enjoyed these. They need a dipping sauce of some sort. I will definitely pair these with a gravy next time around. They went together quickly and took even less time to cook. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/28/2014
Tasty but the breading is completely unnecessary. So is the egg. Just fry the stuffing balls as is. Read More
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10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
11/28/2014
Tasty but the breading is completely unnecessary. So is the egg. Just fry the stuffing balls as is. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/16/2015
I really enjoyed these. They need a dipping sauce of some sort. I will definitely pair these with a gravy next time around. They went together quickly and took even less time to cook. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/29/2016
These were quite good though I basically just took this idea and made it my own. We had a lot of bread stuffing left so I added some melted butter garlic and a bunch of shredded mozzarella. Then did flour egg and milk and bread crumbs coatings and fried. They didn't taste as stuffing-y which was what I was looking for and I found they actually tasted best dipped in pasta sauce! Will definitely make these every year with the leftover stuffing but might change up the additions. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2018
Amazing! Need I say more? Sorry I forgot to take a picture! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2019
yumm Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2018
None of my family likes stuffing so when I told them I was making stuffing balls they all groaned. Once they tasted them they were all gone in no time. I added 1 tsp sage to the dressing and I served them with Cranberry Salsa recipe I found on Allrecipes. So good. My son in law said they reminded him of great bar food! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2019
Absolutely yummy! I made stuffing and put turkey sausage crumbles in it which gave the bites a nice kick. I air fried them in the oven on my copper crisper tray. Read More