How to Make Homemade Breakfast Sausage Patties

April 28, 2015

Breakfast eaters fall into two categories: either you opt for bacon or sausage.  Bacon lovers find the smoky salty strips of pork irresistible while sausage aficionados prefer a juicier piece of meat with a little more heft.  If your mom happens to be in the sausage category, then preparing homemade sausage patties for her is a no-brainer.  This recipe begins with combining ground pork with Italian herbs, fennel seeds, orange zest, nutmeg and pepper.  Just like with meatballs or burgers, you will want to handle the ground meat as little as possible so the patties remain tender.  You can serve your breakfast sausage along with eggs and hash browns or tuck them into waffles for a waffle sandwich.  

Breakfast Sausage Patties
Recipe from Food Wishes


1 pound ground pork
1 tsp kosher salt (1/2 to 3/4 tsp of table salt), or to taste
1/2 tsp dried Italian herbs blend (mine has thyme, rosemary, sage, and oregano)
2 to 3 tsp fennel seeds, lightly crushed
2 tsp freshly grated orange zest 1
/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
pinch of fresh nutmeg

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