Homemade Breakfast Sausage
pound of sausage mix (4 - 4oz patties)
freshly ground black pepper
red pepper flakes
freshly ground nutmeg
To make your own ground pork:
Cut the pork into one inch cubes, removing any bone, hard fat or skin.
Place on a tray in the freezer for 30 minutes.
Place the pork cubes in a food processor and pulse until finely ground.
Re-freeze and re-process any missed chunks.
Combine all seasonings well and pour over the ground pork.
Add the tablespoon of water to the mixture and gently massage the seasonings in.
Take a small chunk of the mixture out and fry it to taste for seasoning adjustment.
Adjust seasonings if needed.
Place the sausage mixture in a large bowl and cover.
Refrigerate until ready to cook and serve or prepare for freezing.
To freeze, form the sausage into 3 or 4 ounce patties.
Place a small square of parchment paper between each patty.
Fit into a zip top freezer bag and freeze.
To serve immediately, form the sausage into 3 or 4 ounce patties.
Brown in a hot skillet until cooked through. (5-6 minutes)
Place on a lightly oiled baking sheet and bake in a 375 degree F. oven until browned and internal temp is 160 degrees F.
Recipe by: Connie Murray @Happybellyfoodie.com