Raise you hand if breakfast sausage is your “jam.” I love breakfast sausage, but a good, homemade breakfast sausage is hard to come by. The grocery store ones usually have a bascrillion ingredients (dude, why?!) and sugar. Lotsa suga!!!
I’ve actually been working on this simple, savory, sausage recipe for quite some time. I just couldn’t get that spice ratio right. Let’s just say lots of sausage patties have been made and consumed in the last few months. Now before I move on to the recipe there are a few tips so that you can make the most out of your breakfast sausage experiment!
Tip 1: mix all of your spices in a little bowl before you mix it in with the meat.
Tip 2: although pork is the preferred choice for breakfast sausage, any ground meat will work! So if you don’t eat pork, try ground chicken, ground beef etc.
Tip 3: After you mix everything together, let it sit for 30 min. This isn’t necessary, but it really helps the flavors develop into glorious delciousness.
- 1 lb ground pork (any ground meat is fine)
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- 1 tbl ground sage or crushed dried sage leaves
- 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 egg white
- 2 tbl oil
- OPTIONAL: 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
- In a little bowl, mix all your spices together.
- Place your meat, spices, and egg white into another bowl. Mix well and refrigerate for 1/2 an hour (optional)
- In a large skillet, heat up your oil.
- Make patties out of the meat and place into the skillet.
- Let cook 4 min each side or until golden brown.
- Serve with eggs and a side of greens!
These freeze fantastically! There are a couple different ways you can do it…..raw or cooked!
If raw; flatten into patties and place a piece of wax paper between each patty. Put in a big ziplock bag and freeze.
If cooked; wait until they have completely cooled, then place wax paper between them, bag them and freeze. When reheating you can place in a skillet for a few minutes, in your microwave, or in a 375 degree oven (wrapped in aluminum foil) until heated through; about 7 minutes or so.
I hope that you love these breakfast sausages as much as we do!