Homemade Sausage Patties

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Did you know you can make your OWN breakfast sausage? Yep. It’s allowed. It’s incredibly easy. And the sausage-making mafia won’t come “off” you for doing it.*

(*not a collection of euphemisms)

I don’t know why that surprises me so much.

For some reason, I always assumed that Bob Evans and Morningstar Farms and McDonald’s and Factory Farmland had some secret recipe for BREAKFAST that I wasn’t allowed to replicate, lest I be forced to swim with the fishes.

Sausage patties are actually insanely simple. Need proof? I made some. That means it’s really, really easy.

And because I’ve perfected the art of not ruining onions in the caramelization process (because, basically, “caramelizing” something means “browning” it, which means “almost-overcooking- slash-burning-it,” which I’m SUPER good at), I just HAD to add some caramelized onion to these puppies – er, piggies. It really makes ‘em sing – er, oink.

You can cook these in the skillet, or (as I like to do) bake them in the oven.

NOTE: for loose sausage, just skip the patty part. Cook the seasoned ground sausage mixture in a skillet and enjoy.

 

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Homemade Sausage Patties
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Homemade Sausage Patties
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Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup onion finely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons cooking fat lard, coconut oil, butter, or ghee
Servings -4
Prep Time -10
Cook Time -10
Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup onion finely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons cooking fat lard, coconut oil, butter, or ghee
Servings -4
Prep Time -10
Cook Time -10
Instructions
  1. Heat 1 Tbs. of the cooking fat over medium heat in a skillet. Once melted, add the onions. Cook onions, stirring a few times, until they release their moisture and begin to brown, about 10-15 minutes.
  2. In a bowl, mush up the pork, the sage, the salt and pepper. When onions are done, mush them in to the pork mixture. Using your hands, make small patties about 2 inches in diameter. NOTE: for loose sausage, just skip the patty part. Cook the seasoned ground sausage mixture in a skillet and enjoy.
  3. To cook on the stovetop: don't crowd the sausage patties in the pan. The edges should not touch. Cook at medium heat for a few minutes on each side, until cooked through with no pink remaining. (Only turn once.)
  4. To cook in the oven: Place the sausage patties on a cookie sheet lined with unbleached parchment paper for easy cleanup. Don't crowd the sausage patties on the cookie sheet. The edges should not touch. Cook at 375 degrees for approximately 30 minutes, or until cooked through (no pink remaining).
Recipe Notes

For loose sausage, just skip the patty part. Cook the seasoned ground sausage mixture in a skillet and enjoy.

2 Comments

  1. Hmmmm what if you don’t have sage :/.

    • You could try savory, marjoram, or rosemary instead, but sage is THE classic flavor for sausage. You should pick some up when you get the chance. It’s fairly inexpensive and a little goes a long way, so a small jar of dried sage will last you a while. It’s a good one to have in your spice arsenal!

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