I am so exhausted (between work and the holidays) so just a quick post today! I originally saw the recipe for these homemade sausage patties on The Food Network ages ago and have been wanting to make them ever since. They sounded wonderful and breakfast sausage and eggs are Eric's and I go to breakfast (and dinner, lol!). However I have been wanting to change things up. So, I thought I would finally give these homemade sausage patties a try for my count down to Christmas. And I have to tell you that I am so mad at myself for not trying these sooner! They are WONDERFUL! All the flavors totally work together and complement each other. Even if you don't make these for Christmas morning breakfast you MUST make these sausage patties. They are easy peasy and delish!
To take them up a notch and to make them a full meal I decided to make them into Breakfast Sliders. I made the patties so small that they were perfect slider size. My breakfast sliders served with fruit made the perfect breakfast! Lovely for Christmas morning or any morning year round!
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Serves: 4-6 servings
3 slices bacon, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 small onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons plain dried bread crumbs
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 pound ground pork sausage
1 tablespoon water
In a small saute pan, cook the bacon over medium heat until for about 3 minutes. Add onions, and cook until the onions are soft and begin to turn golden in color, about 3 more minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook an additional 1 minute, or until fragrant. Remove the pan from the heat, and set aside.
In a medium bowl, use a fork to mix together the bread crumbs, brown sugar, thyme, rosemary, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. Add the ground pork sausage, egg, and bacon and onion mixture to the bread crumbs, and gently mix with your hands until just combined. Do not over mix. Divide the mixture into 8 even portions and form into patties, pressing a small thumb indentation in the middle of each so they stay flat when they cook. In a large saute pan, heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add the sausage patties and brown on both sides, about 2 minutes per side. Add a tablespoon of water and cover the pan for 3 minutes, or until the sausage is fully cooked.
Toast English muffins. Fry egg to desired doneness. Top one half of muffin with cheese, egg, and sausage pattie. Top with other half of muffin.
sausage patties adapted from The Food Network, turning them into Breakfast Sliders, my own idea
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