Recipe: Spicy homemade sausage patties

Homemade Pork Breakfast SausageFor as long as I can remember, I have followed a personal rule: If a package’s ingredient list has more than three lines, that food doesn’t enter my body. More lines than that, you get into the dangerous territory of unpronounceable chemicals and other crap no one wants floating around anywhere inside. Have you ever read the package on pre-made sausage? If you haven’t, then don’t. It ain’t pretty. So, when I went on an AIP protocol diet to cure my food allergies, I researched how to make my own sausage patties. It was so super easy, I was embarrassed I’d ever bought it before.

Ingredients:

1 pound fresh ground pork
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper (less if you don’t like it spicy)
1 teaspoon dried sage
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon fresh rosemary, minced
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (omit if you don’t like it spicy or if following AIP)

Directions:

1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Mix well, using your clean hands, until completely incorporated.
2. Form into 6-8 patties, depending on how big you want them to be. The larger the patty, the longer it will take to cook. Use immediately or place in a freezer bag and store in the freezer for about 6 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight or defrost in the microwave. .
3. To cook, place in a skillet over medium heat until browned on both sides and cooked through, about 10-15 minutes.

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