Apple Sage Breakfast Sausage

Prep Time 00:10 Cook Time 00:10 Total Time 00:10

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 medium apple, shredded, with the juice squeezed out (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1/4 cup minced onions
  • 2 tablespoons Breakfast Sausage Blend (page 257)
  • 1 to 2 fresh sage leaves, minced, plus additional whole leaves for garnish (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons ghee or butter, for the pan

Directions

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the pork, apple, onions, spice blend, and chopped sage and mix with your hands until everything is evenly incorporated. Form the mixture into 8 evenly sized patties.
  2. Heat the ghee in a large skillet over medium heat. When hot, place the patties in the pan and cook for 3 to 5 minutes per side, or until cooked through and browned.
  3. If desired, fry some sage leaves (about 1 per patty) in the pork fat left in the pan until crispy to garnish the sausage patties.

Recipe Notes

  • MAKE IT 21DSD: Use a green apple (Granny Smith) in this recipe.
  • Shared with permission from Diane Sanfilippo
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