2 tablespoons concentrated orange juice
2 tablespoons maple syrup
4 slices of bread
1 egg, slightly beaten
½ lb mild bulk sausage
½ c chopped roasted pecans
2 tablespoons parsley flakes


Break up bread in orange juice and maple syrup. Add egg and mix thoroughly. Blend in remaining ingredients. Make into small sausage balls about 1 inch in diameter or into patties. Fry slowly in a skillet or griddle over medium heat until browned. May be served as an hors d’oeuvre or accompaniment to macaroni for a family supper. Can be made ahead and frozen after cooking. Reheat in a warm oven before serving. Makes 4 to 6 patties, or 12 to 16 sausage balls.

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