Chef John's Breakfast Sausage Patties

Chef John's Breakfast Sausage Patties

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Chef John 15819

"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."

Ingredients 8 h 25 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 160 cals

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 160 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 11 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs:
  • 0.8g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 13.6 g
  • 27%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 49 mg
  • 16%
  • Sodium:
  • 359 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place pork, fennel seeds, orange zest, salt, black pepper, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, and nutmeg into a bowl and stir very lightly with a fork to combine. Do not overmix. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Check seasonings before using: Shape about 2 teaspoons sausage into a small patty and fry until brown in a skillet over medium heat. Let cool 1 to 2 minutes and taste for seasoning.
  3. Cover a cutting board with plastic wrap. Divide sausage into 6 equal pieces, roll into a balls, and wrap each ball with plastic wrap. Press flat into patties and discard plastic.
  4. Place a heavy skillet, such as a cast iron skillet, over medium-high heat. Cook patties in hot skillet until meat is no longer pink in the center and the sausage is browned, about 3 minutes per side. Serve immediately.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • If using table salt instead of kosher salt, only use 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon.
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cooks4forty
1/17/2014

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.

RobTanner
9/30/2014

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...

Michael Carr
1/28/2015

Perfect as it is! I would suggest reducing the red pepper flakes if you have kids under 5 years old as it might be too hot for them.It is much nicer than store bought breakfast sausage!!!!