Assembling pork sausages is a snap and, as always, if you use best-quality ingredients, it's hard to beat homemade.From the book "Mad Hungry," by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Artisan Books).


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Recipe Summary

Makes 8 small patties


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Instructions Checklist
  • Mix together the pork, garlic, sage, thyme, fennel, nutmeg, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl. Add the egg white and combine thoroughly. Cover and chill for at least 15 minutes.

  • To easily form the sausage patties, rinse your hands in cold water. Divide the mixture into eighths and shape each portion into a 2 1/2-inch disk. Patties can be made to this point and refrigerated or frozen until ready to use.

  • Heat a skillet over high heat, and then swirl in the oil. Fry the sausages on both sides until completely cooked through and golden brown, about 4 minutes per side. Drain and serve immediately with pancakes, waffles or eggs. Sausage patties can be fully cooled, wrapped, and frozen for microwave reheating.

Reviews (8)

368 Ratings
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Rating: 5 stars
Fantastic Recipe, very tasty. I used ground chicken. Loved it.
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You never tail me.... They are Great
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I just made these but used 94% lean ground turkey. They turned out great! I also added some red chili flakes to make them spicy! Very flavorful. The sage and thyme and fennel really make these taste like sausage from the store! They puffed up a little so next time I make them, and there will be a next time, I'll flatten them out a little more. I can't wait to have these for breakfast tomorrow!
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I don't care for fennel has anyone tried this without the fennel?
Rating: 5 stars
I've made this many, many times. It's easy and my family loves these sausages.
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I am going to try this recipe
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This is a flavorful recipe with a wonderful blend - I particularly like the fennel with the other ingredients. I have made this recipe successfully with ground turkey, and it was a big hit - much requested since that time.
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Terrific recipe. I used ground turkey instead of pork.