Homemade Sausage: Fresh Breakfast Sausage Patties

Breakfast sausage


Fresh, homemade breakfast sausage.


  • 2 lbs of ground pork
  • 1 tablespoon of sage
  • 2 teaspoons of thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoons of red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper

1. Mix all ingredients together.
2. Form into patties.

I like to freeze mine right away. Form into patties and place the patties on a plastic-wrapped cookie sheet and transfer to freezer. When frozen, transfer to a sealable bag and return to freezer.


Preparing patties for the freezer.

To cook: fry six minutes on each side.  Keeps in the refrigerator for a week.
Note: Please feel free to adjust seasonings as you see fit.

We usually make this when we make a large batch of fresh homemade sausages, and I usually use this recipe for the one to two leftover pounds from the twin-pack boston butt.  However, given the price of breakfast sausage in the store, it is half the price to purchase ground pork, and season it up instead.

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