It’s high time for another recipe! And next up is my family's favorite breakfast sausage. We like knowing exactly what’s in our sausage so we’ve spiced our own for quite a while, however this is a new (and now oft-made) favorite. It was originally a Paleo recipe, but I’ve tweaked it quite a bit (due to various sensitivities). It’s super easy, very quick, and delicious.
1 lb ground pork
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp paprika
½ tsp sage
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp cayenne (powder)
Mix all the spices in a bowl then add the pork and mush it all thoroughly together. Heat a skillet over medium heat with a couple tablespoons olive oil. Shape the meat mixture into smallish patties and drop in the hot pan. (Pork of course, has a lot of fat, but I’ve found the patties still stick a little and make a mess of the skillet if I don’t use the oil.) Fry on both sides until golden brown then remove from the heat and drain a little on a rag or paper towel.
As a note, I usually double this for 2 lbs of pork at a time. It keeps raw in the fridge for a couple days so you can grab it and cook it up easily for breakfast. I’ve served it on biscuits with poached eggs, for lunch with boiled eggs and fried cabbage, or with eggs and potatoes. It also tastes great scrambled (instead of shaped into patties).