Oh, what to eat for breakfast on a Whole30 cleanse? No toast, no pancakes, no beans, no more waffles. I decided I wanted to make Homemade Sweet Italian Sausage Patties for breakfast. I love the spices in sweet Italian sausage, especially the fennel. I made these yummy breakfast sausage patties and put them in a lettuce wrap, topped with homemade mayonnaise, mustard, avocado, fermented pickles and bacon. Let me show you how easy these are to make.
I put the ground pork, spices, apple sauce and apple cider vinegar in a bowl and mixed with my hands. I have also made this in a Kitchen Aid stand mixer with a flat beater. Once all ingredients are incorporated, form into 6 small patties, about 4 inches across. If you want to make large patties for burgers, divide mixture into 4 equal sections and form into round patties.
I heat my cast iron to medium heat. I love using cast iron! It heats evenly and browns the patties perfectly. Place the patties on the hot skillet and heat for 2-3 minutes and flip with a slotted turner. Heat another 2-3 minutes. Patties are cooked through when you press the center of a patty and it is firm. If the center is still soft when you press down, heat another minute. Place patties on a paper lined plate.
You can serve these homemade sweet Italian sausage patties as a wrap or with homemade potato wedges, sautéed spinach and fresh fruit.
I also have had these homemade sweet Italian sausage patties in a wrap for lunch and they are really satisfying and flavorful. To keep these wraps Whole30 approved, checkout my Homemade Mayonnaise and Fermented Dill Pickles recipe.
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Homemade Sweet Italian Sausage Patties
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 6 mins
- Total Time: 11 minutes
- Yield: 4-6 servings
- Category: Breakfast/Main Course
- 1 lb ground pork
- 2 teaspoons unsweetened applesauce
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon fennel
- 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
- Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix thoroughly.
- Divide mixture into 6 equal amounts and form six 4 inch breakfast patties. You can make 4 large patties instead if you want this for a burger.
- Heat a cast iron skillet to medium heat and sear each patty for 2-3 minutes per side. Make sure it is cooked well in the center. Serve hot. Patties can be stored in a zip-lock bag in the fridge for up to 3 days.
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