Homemade Breakfast Sausage Patties

So… in my never ending quest experimenting with new recipes, I decided to try making my own Homemade Breakfast Sausage Patties, (made with ground turkey) from scratch.Homemade Breakfast Sausage Patties / The Grateful Girl Cooks!
I found the recipe via Pinterest via Martha Stewart via Lucinda Scala Quinn’s book “Mad Hungry”…did ya get all that? Ha Ha… it takes a village….

When I was growing up my Mom used to make eggs and sausage for us. She always made sausage patties by hand (using a one pound “chub” from her favorite “name brand”). As an adult, I usually end up buying link sausage instead of patties… typically the kind you just “brown and serve” (wink, wink). But, when I saw this recipe, I decided to see what making homemade sausage patties “from scratch” was all about. I knew I could control the ingredients and leave out some of the unpronounceable “add ins” typically found in mass produced name brand products for longer life.

So I threw these sausage patties together one fine morning, and ended up making some sausage, egg and cheese biscuits with them. The recipe made 8 small sausage patties and only took about 25 minutes or so to make from start to finish; I ended up freezing half of the cooked sausage patties for another breakfast. The original recipe called for ground pork (which is my personal favorite), but I had a pound of ground turkey that I was itching to use, so I substituted turkey in this recipe for a healthier version.The sausage patties turned out very good, and I would make this recipe again. Hope you will give it a try!

Homemade Breakfast Sausage Patties / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

Got all the ingredients together to add to the ground meat. Let’s do this!

Homemade Breakfast Sausage Patties / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

After mixing the ingredients, I formed sausage patties (with my clean hands, of course!)

Homemade Breakfast Sausage Patties / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

Added the sausages to an oiled, hot skillet. I cooked several at a time, then repeated with remaining sausage patties.

Homemade Breakfast Sausage Patties / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

Turned the patties over about half way through cooking time and continued cooking until done.

Homemade Breakfast Sausage Patties / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

All done, and ready to eat!

Homemade Breakfast Sausage Patties / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

Added the sausage patty to a biscuit with some sliced cheddar cheese and a fried egg. Breakfast is served!

Homemade Breakfast Sausage Patties / The Grateful Girl Cooks!Recipe Adapted from: http://www.marthastewart.com/341904/simple-homemade-sausage-patties

Homemade Breakfast Sausage Patties
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Make your own Breakfast Sausage Patties, using either turkey or pork.
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 8
  • 1 pound ground turkey or ground pork
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon dried sage, crumbled
  • ¾ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon dried fennel, crushed
  • pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 1½ teaspoons coarse salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 large egg white
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil (for cooking the sausage patties in)
  1. In a medium sized bowl, combine all the ingredients except vegetable oil. Mix thoroughly. Cover the bowl; refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  2. To make the patties: Rinse your hands in really cold water (this helps to make it easier to make the patties without it sticking as much). Divide the meat into 8 patties. Shape each patty into a 2½ inch wide disk.
  3. If you don't want to cook all the patties at once, you can refrigerate the patties or freeze them until you want to use them.
  4. If cooking immediately, heat a large skillet or griddle over high heat. Add the vegetable oil and continue heating. Place the sausages in hot skillet or griddle. Fry them about 4 minutes on each side until golden brown. Carefully turn patties over and repeat until cooked through and lightly browned on both sides.
  5. When done, remove sausages to paper towels to briefly drain. Serve immediately.
  6. Cooked sausage patties can be cooled and wrapped and frozen for use at another time, if desired. Microwave sausage patties (in paper towels) to re-heat





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