I enjoy a good breakfast sandwich, and my all time favorite is sausage, egg and cheese on a bagel(check my recipe for Grand Breakfast sandwich featuring these patties) Somehow that pork sausage, egg and cheese just comes together in a tasty harmony with the bagel holding it all together perfectly. And while I also enjoy the NYC staple that’s bacon, egg and cheese on the roll I prefer my own.
The first problem of making a sausage, egg and cheese is lack of a proper sausage patty in the super market. The patties available around my neighborhood are mostly small thick ones and not the hamburger like bun sized patties. So after countless tries with the alternatives I finally decided to make my own.
Of course the first thing you’ll need is the meat, and if you’re grinding your own try to find a nice a marbled pork shoulder or precisely Boston butt. On the other hand if you’re buying it from the butcher ask for at least 80/20 (lean to fat content) or just tell the butcher that you need the meat to make breakfast sausages.
For this recipes I used one pound of ground pork for easy scaling.
Once you have the meat ready add the fallowing to it; a teaspoon of dried sage, teaspoon of salt, teaspoon of sugar, 1/2 teaspoon of hot pepper flakes, 1/4 of pepper and 1/4 of nutmeg. If you like a sausage with herbs add 1/2 teaspoon of thyme or marjoram. Mix and combine everything with your hands and stick it in the fridge for at least one hour.
Now you’re ready to make the patties. I made 6 good sized sausage patties out of the one pound of meat, but you can make them as thick or thin as you like. To make a patty you simply roll a chunk of meat into a ball and then flat it with hands, plate, or rolling pin to make it even. This is much easier than making burgers because you don’t have to worry about compressing the meat. Then use how many you want and freeze the rest.
While there is no specific cooking time for these sausage patties, I myself prefer to first cook the patties covered on medium to low heat for about 5 minutes, and then simply brown them to finish. Once the patties are no longer pink inside they’re done.
1 pound of ground pork
1 teaspoon sage
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon hot pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1. Combine all ingredients and put it in the fridge for at least an hour
2. Form the patties
3. Use them or freeze them