Recipe by Chef John
"This is a simple breakfast sausage in patty form. So easy! The key is to get freshly and coarsely ground pork shoulder from a real live butcher."
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coarsely ground pork shoulder
fennel seeds, or more to taste - lightly crushed
freshly grated orange zest
freshly ground black pepper
dried Italian herb seasoning
red pepper flakes
freshly grated nutmeg
We really liked these and I made them into small patties and they froze well, and are great to pop in a pan on a cool weekend morning. I cut back the salt to about 3/4 of a teaspoon, and kicked up Italian herbs, and it's a very nice flavour...
Although this tasted fine, it is not the flavor I expect in a breakfast sausage. My boys, who love sausage, didn't eat it. They were put off by the orange and fennel. I thought it tasted too much like Italian sausage. It was good, but not what I wanted in a breakfast sausage.
I thought the orange zest was novel, but I don't think it works for a breakfast sausage. There wasn't enough flavor there, and the orange and fennel combination just wasn't what I expect to taste in breakfast sausage. I followed the recipe almost exactly, right down to grinding the pork fresh, although I used a tangerine instead of an orange for the zest (that's all I had).
Yum. This is a great breakfast patty recipe. I followed the recipe except for the orange zest which I didn't have. I subbed orange marmalade. Will make this often.
I need to add about a tablespoon of maple syrup to the mix. It's a wonderful home-made sausage patty!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chef John's Breakfast Sausage Patties
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 99
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