As I mentioned before, I am trying to consume my perishables before I leave the island. I bought a package of local ground pork to make a certain recipe (I never buy ground pork) but never got around to making what I planned. So there it was in my freezer. I decided to do an ingredient search on Allrecipes.com and came across a recipe for breakfast sausage. It sounded easy– and it was.
If you like breakfast sausage, I think this tastes rather like them. The texture is a little off– more like a hamburger patty than a sausage– perhaps if the pork was ground more finely? But if you are trying to find a nitrate-free sausage alternative, this is a good place to start.
The waffles were also part of my attempt to clean out the freezer, as they contain some of the local pumpkin puree I made in the fall. They did not cooperate very well and I ended up throwing out several waffles and the rest of the batter– I almost never have recipes tank that badly on me. I was pretty disappointed, but I’ll try again some other time with a different recipe.
(makes about 10 small patties, adapted from here)
1 lb ground pork
2 tsp dried sage, crumbled
3/4 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 1/2 tsp brown sugar
Place pork in a bowl and add spices and sugar. Mix well. Form into patties. Heat a frying pan over medium heat and fry patties in batches, about 5 minutes on each side, until browned and internal temperature reaches 160*F.
What do you like for breakfast?