Skewered Pork Balls With Apple
|Lean ground pork||1 1⁄2 Pound|
|Fine dry bread crumbs||1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)|
|Finely chopped onion||1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)|
|Apple juice||2 Tablespoon|
|Ground ginger||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Ground sage||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Ground pepper||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Sweet pickle relish||1 Tablespoon, optional|
Combine the ground pork, egg, bread crumbs, onion, apple juice, salt, ginger, sage, and pepper.
Divide into 16 equal-sized portions; shape each into a ball; set aside.To assemble the skewers (you'll need 4), pierce one end of a bacon strip with a skewer, then push on a pork ball, pierce the bacon again, and add an apple quarter.
Pierce bacon again, push on another pork ball, and then pierce the bacon end; the bacon forms S-curves around the meat and apple.
Repeat the procedure until each skewer has 2 bacon strips, 4 pork balls, and 2 apple quarters; space elements loosely so bacon will brown evenly.Cook on a grill about 6 inches above a solid bed of low glowing coals.
Turn gently (with the help of a wide spatula) as needed to brown evenly until bacon is crisp and pork is no longer pink inside (15 to 20 minutes total).
Pass sweet pickle relish as an accompaniment.
Serving size: Complete recipe
Calories 1943 Calories from Fat 1030
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 115 g176.6%
Saturated Fat 45 g225.2%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 667.5 mg222.5%
Sodium 1986.4 mg82.8%
Total Carbohydrates 57 g19%
Dietary Fiber 7.9 g31.4%
Sugars 33.9 g
Protein 149 g298.8%
Vitamin A 10.2% Vitamin C 8.2%
Calcium 9.9% Iron 16.9%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet