Easy homemade sausage patties
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Serves: 2-4
What you need
  • 1 lb. ground pork (pasture-raised if you can find it; find a farmer at EatWild.com)
  • 1 tsp. dried sage
  • ½ tsp salt (or more to taste)
  • ¼ tsp pepper (or more to taste)
  • ½ cup onion, finely chopped (I use my Chop Wizard)
  • 2 Tbs. cooking fat (I used lard; ghee or coconut oil works too)
What to do
First, start caramelizing the onions.
  1. Heat 1 Tbs. of the cooking fat over medium heat in a skillet (I use my cast iron).
  2. Once melted, add the onions.
  3. Cook onions, stirring a few times, until they release their moisture and begin to brown. (About 10-15 minutes.)
While onions are cooking, blend the pork and spices.
  1. Mush up the pork, the sage, the salt and pepper.
  2. When onions are done, mush them in to the pork mixture.
  3. Form patties ~2 inches in diameter.
Cook on the stovetop OR in the oven:
To cook on the stovetop
  1. Don't crowd the sausage patties in the pan. The edges should not touch.
  2. Cook at medium heat for a few minutes on each side, until cooked through with no pink remaining. (Only turn once.)
To cook in the oven
  1. Place the sausage patties on a cookie sheet (on top of unbleached parchment paper for easy cleanup).
  2. Don't crowd the sausage patties on the cookie sheet. The edges should not touch.
  3. Cook at 375 degrees for approximately 30 minutes, or until cooked through (no pink remaining).
Recipe by Real Food Liz at https://realfoodliz.com/recipe-easy-homemade-sausage-patties/