Yes, You Can Make That! Sometimes people will ask me why I bother making things like homemade pork sausage instead of just buying it. The two big reasons for me are taste and control of the ingredients. Sausages of all kinds tend to have ingredients that I choose not to feed my family: preservatives in particular. So, making sausage is a great way to assure that my family is eating healthier. And besides, homemade food always tastes better!
Homemade Pork Sausage
1 lb. ground pork
1 tsp. ground sage
¾ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. ground black pepper
¼ tsp. ground cayenne pepper
¼ tsp. raw or brown sugar
In a bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well with a fork. Spoon out golf ball sized portions of the sausage and shape into patties. In a skillet over medium heat, fry patties for 3-4 minutes per side until browned or until no longer pink in the center. Yield: About 14 patties.
Or, instead of shaping into patties, crumble the sausage into a skillet and brown loose to be added to eggs or a casserole.
Note: This sausage can be made up ahead of time, rolled into the shape of a log, wrapped in plastic wrap and frozen for later. Or, form into patties and freeze in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Once frozen, place the patties in a freezer bag. (This is perfect for smaller families or for the occasional snack.) Thaw fully in the refrigerator before cooking.
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