Basic Homemade Country Sausage
ready in: under 30 minutes
serves/makes: 2.5 lbs
recipe id: 12514
cook method: stovetop
2 pounds lean pork (shoulder/butt)
1/2 pound pork fatback
3 teaspoons kosher salt
1 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 teaspoon dried sage, crumbled fine
1/2 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 cup water
Coarsely grind the pork meat and fatback together into a large bowl. Add the salt, black pepper, dried sage, cayenne, sugar and water and quickly but thoroughly mix to combine.
In a hot skillet fry a tablespoon of the sausage until done, taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. Shape sausage into patties.
In a skillet fry patties until browned on both sides and no longer pink in the center. Serve hot.
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