Combine, Chill, Cut and Cook, it is as simple as that to prepare homemade breakfast sausage patties. Not only are the steps easy to follow, but what a great way to introduce children to the kitchen as they consider ideas for Father’s Day. What father would not be pleased to have homemade breakfast sausage patties with eggs and toast that were prepared by his children?
As much as I enjoy grinding pork to make homemade sausage, there are times when I have no home ground pork in the freezer and the quantity of the recipe does not require more than a pound or two of ground meat. In these instances, especially when I am not stuffing the sausage mixture into casings, I will purchase ground pork from the grocery store.
For the best results, it is best to prepare the sausage mixture the prior day and allow the seasonings to fully flavor the meat.
- 1 Pound of Ground Pork
- ¼ Teaspoon of Thyme
- ¼ Teaspoon on Ground Sage
- 1 Teaspoon of Fresh Ground Black Pepper
- 1 Teaspoon of Kosher Salt
- 1 Tablespoon of Minced Dry Onion (optional, but adds another layer of flavor)
Combine, Chill, Cut & Cook
Combine all of the dry ingredients in a small bowl and then thoroughly mix with the ground pork
Cover the bowl and Chill in the refrigerator for four to twenty-four hours.
Remove from sausage mixture from the refrigerator. Roll the mixture into a log and Cut into the desired number of portions. Nine to eleven portions provides an easy size to cook in a skillet. Flatten the sausage portions to finger thickness and place in skillet.
If you desire a smoked sausage patty, then before you roll the sausage mixture into a log, thoroughly mix 1 Tablespoon of Liquid Smoke to the sausage mixture. For this post, I split the sausage mixture in half and mixed ½ Tablespoon of Liquid Smoke to one portion of the breakfast sausage.
Cook on medium high heat until the patties begin to sizzle and then lower the heat to medium. After five minutes flip the sausage patties and cook for another five minutes. When finished, place on a paper towel and serve with eggs and toast.
Making homemade breakfast sausage patties at home is this simple and far better tasting then any premade sausage that can be purchased in a tube at the grocery store. In addition to being a fun activity for the entire family, there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to the ingredients. For example, if you desire to add some heat, then a ¼ Teaspoon of Ground Cayenne or Red Pepper Flakes can be added to the sausage mixture.