Sunday, November 24, 2013

Homemade Breakfast Sausage

Breakfast sausage........

Am I the only one with such a dilemma with it?  I mean, unless you can buy it fresh made somewhere local, it is either in those fat little tubes, or packaged bulk.  Usually to salty, to spicy, or to something.  Greasy, AWAYS so greasy!!

I have seen people make homemade sausage with anything from onions, to raisins, to apples, to maple syrup.  While I get that everyone has different tastes, the thought of any of these things in my sausage makes my knees wobbly.  I like plain seasoned sausage, nothing additional, just seasonings.  I am one of the rare people you will find that cringes at the thought of syrup of any kind on my sausage. Never have I been a fan of sweet and meat together. 

Anyway, I decided to give it a shot.  I bought a ridiculous amount of ground pork recently from my butcher because, well, frankly, it was to cheap not too.  I wanted to do something fun with some of it and this was it.  Homemade breakfast sausage on Thanksgiving or Christmas morning! A couple of fried eggs over medium, and a piece of English Muffin Bread! Breakfast of champions!  Breakfast has always been my favorite meal of the day.  I could eat it morning, noon and night!  (along with chicken noodle soup)

You could probably change up the ground pork to turkey or chicken.  That call is on you.  I suggest pork because that is what I tested the recipe with.  So get on your apron, and wash your hands, you have to get down and dirty with this one!

You will need:
1 lb ground pork
1/2 tsp rosemary
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp parsley
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp poultry seasoning
1/4 tsp ground sage
1/4 tsp garlic powder

Mix all ingredients until well combined.  Use your hands, it works best!  Make sure all spices are incorporated, nobody wants to bite into a big pocket of spices!
I got 5 large patties out of mine, but just make yours the size you see fit and fry 2-3 minutes on each side!

Enjoy this mild, yet so full of flavor sausage!

Your "wakey wakey" Chefwannabe