Come Share Our Table – Sweet & Spicy Breakfast Sausage

My sweet well-meaning husband “fed” the kids last night. Enter in the kids this morning.

Mommy, can I have some peanuts??

Translation –  “I’m hungry!!”

There goes my fifteen minutes of morning solitude:-) Gotta go feed my babies!

I open the fridge and organic ground pork and leftover pie dough give me a wink. Ah Hah! Sausage and pop tarts it is!

For easy peasy homemade pop tarts, visit my post Cupid Comes To Breakfast.

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Sweet & Spicy Breakfast Sausage

Makes 8 sausage patties

INGREDIENTS

*I try to use organic, eco-ganic or responsibly farmed ingredients as much as possible

  • 1 lb. organic ground pork
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp dried ground thyme (feel free to use dried thyme leaves as well)
  • 1/4 tsp dried sage
  • 1/4 tsp dried ground fennel (fennel seeds would be lovely too, freshly crushed to release the oils and lightly toasted in a pan)
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg (or freshly grated)
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp brown sugar (light or dark is fine)
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • pepper to taste

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INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In  a medium sized bowl, thoroughly combine all ingredients making sure that there are no pockets of spices.
  2. Roll into 2 ounce balls and flatten into rounds about 1/4 inch thick.
  3. Heat frying pan over medium high heat and cook the sausages until brown to your liking and fully cooked through. (mine took 8 minutes, but yours will depend on your stove)
  4. Drain on paper towels and serve.

I like to use my hands to combine the ingredients. If you don’t like to touch raw meat, you can wear gloves or use a utensil.

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