1In a medium,heavy-bottomed skillet,melt the shortening over medium-high heat;spreading the shortening over bottom of pan.Place sausage in pan and brown on all sides(about 10 min.) Drain on paper towel.Cut each widthwise into sixths.
2Preheat oven 350. Butter a 1 Qt.round baking dish;set aside
3In a medium mixing bowl,place the corn,onions,pimientos,cracker crumbs,eggs,milk,salt,pepper and sausage links;stir to combine.
4Place the mixture in the prepared baking dish. Dot with butter.
5Bake,uncovered,for 30 minutes.
The top will be faintly brown around the very edge and the mixture will be thick.