Homemade breakfast sausage patties will bump up your breakfast game! These sausage patties are easy to make, and very flavorful, with just a hint of sweetness. Serve them with eggs, pancakes, waffles, or on a biscuit for the best breakfast sandwich ever. Make a double batch and freeze them to use later. You’ll never want store-bought breakfast sausage again.
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- Ground pork – you could also use ground turkey for a lower fat version.
- Garlic – mince the garlic as finely as possible.
- Dried sage, thyme, fennel, marjoram, and nutmeg
- Brown sugar – you could also use maple syrup.
- Salt and pepper
- Egg white – helps bind everything together.
- Vegetable oil – to brown the sausage patties.
Steps To Make This Recipe
- Mix the pork with the spices, brown sugar, salt, pepper, and egg until well combined.
- Chill the meat mixture to allow the flavors to combine.
- Shape the meat into 2-ounce patties.
- Cook in a non-stick pan until golden brown and no longer pink on the inside.
When homemade sausages are this easy, why buy the stuff in the grocery store?
Tips For Making Homemade Breakfast Sausage Patties
- Use a hand or stand mixer to mix the meat with the other ingredients. I’ve found that the mixer combines the ingredients very well and evenly and gives the pork a lovely texture.
- An ice cream scoop makes it easy to portion out the sausage.
- Be sure to use your finger to create an indentation on the top of the uncooked patty. This will ensure that the patty remains flat while cooking.
- You can freeze uncooked patties by stacking the patties with a square of parchment paper in between each patty before placing them into a zip-top bag and freezing.
- You can also freeze the cooked patties by wrapping them individually in plastic wrap.. Cool the cooked sausages completely before wrapping them in plastic wrap and freezing them in a zip-top bag.
Looking for ideas to serve alongside your homemade sausage? Here are a few suggestions:
- Super Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes
- Chef Rachel’s French Toast
- Easy Breakfast Quesadillas
- Classic French Herbed Omelet
- Orsini Eggs (aka Cloud Eggs)
- French Style Scrambled Eggs
Homemade breakfast sausage patties will bump up your breakfast game! These sausage patties are easy to make, and very flavorful, with just a hint of sweetness.
1 pound ground pork
1 large garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon dried sage, crumbled
1 teaspoon dried thyme
½ teaspoon dried fennel, crushed
⅛ teaspoon dried marjoram
Pinch of ground nutmeg
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 teaspoons Kosher salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 large egg white
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
In a large bowl, mix together the pork, garlic, sage, thyme, fennel, marjoram, brown sugar, nutmeg, salt, and pepper until well combined and the spices are evenly distributed throughout the pork.
Cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap and chill for at least 15 minutes.
To form the patties, rinse your hands under cold water.
Divide the mixture into eighths (about 2-ounces each) and shape each portion into a ball and then gently flatten the ball. Don’t flatten too much or the sausage will break while cooking. The patty should be about 2 ½-inches.
Use your finger to make a slight depression in the center of each patty. This will allow the patty to remain flat while cooking.
Heat a non-stick skillet over high heat. Brush the bottom of the skillet with the vegetable oil.
Fry the sausages on both sides until golden brown and no longer pink in the middle – about 4 minutes per side.
Use a slotted spatula to remove the sausages and blot on a paper towel to remove any excess oil.
Serve immediately with eggs, pancakes, waffles, or on a biscuit.
The patties can be cooled completely, wrapped individually in plastic wrap, and frozen for about 3 months. To reheat, thaw in the refrigerator and warm in the microwave for 2-3 minutes on medium power.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Chilling time: 30 minutes
- Cook Time: 8 minutes
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Pan Fry
- Cuisine: American
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