It's safe to say that I come from a family of sausage lovers. Herb flecked and balanced with fat and meat, the fresh butcher's sausage is one of my favourite things.
I do not have the equipment to make my own sausages. No casings, no meat grinder, no stuffer. But, I can, (and you can too) make my own sausage patties.
They're super easy and a great way to impress yourself on a Saturday morning. I actually made these on my birthday as my perfect way to start being 31.
I won't reprint the recipe here, because I think you should go over and check out this blog anyway:
Herbed Sausage Patties Recipe
The general gist: ground pork (I buy an organic heritage one), salt, brown sugar, fresh sage, fresh rosemary, fresh thyme, ancho chili powder, pepper flakes, salt and pepper.
Mix those in a bowl.
Divide the mixture in half, and shape each half into five palm sized patties.
You're not going for perfection here.
Fry the first five up in a cast iron skillet. I promise you'll get a better crust on them if you go the cast iron route!
It takes about 3-4 minutes per side. Remove from heat when juices run clear and enjoy!
We froze our leftovers for breakfasts throughout the week.