It is with great excitement that I can announce “we have a winner!” After numerous false starts, “whoopses” and “good grief, what have I done this time,” Dan has declared this sausage as “spot on!” I even cooked it for him 2 days in a row to see if he changed his mind, but he was one happy camper. The addition of ground Coriander closed the missing link, plus I believe I found the right proportion of the other herbs and spices. I found it equally delicious. With just a touch of cayenne to provide a little interest, this recipe is now in the permanent collection with 4 stars identifying it as the best country breakfast sausage! We are looking forward to using it to make “the best” sausage gravy and biscuits.
*** You will never find me making hot pepper anything. Nope, not ever! But, if you’re a fan, feel free to add another 1/4 tsp of cayenne to the mix.
**Making this sausage the day before you’re going to use it gives the flavors time to meld, which in turn makes it even yummier!
Served with Home fries, buttered toast and “not so easy over” eggs. One of these days, I’ll get the eggs right!
Country Sage Breakfast Sausage
- In a small mortar with pestle or a small bowl and a teaspoon, smoosh up the salt, pepper, sage, coriander, parsley, Crushed Red Pepper and Cayenne.
- In a medium size mixing bowl add the seasonings a little at a time and mix them in until well combined. What you don't want is clumps of seasoning. I just found adding them slowly does the trick.
- Cover the mixture well and store in the refrigerator overnight or up to 2 days. If longer storage is needed, the sausage mix freezes very well. I used a 1/4 cup measure and scooped out nice little portions, rolled them into balls, then flattened them. Cook over medium low heat in a fry pan for 5 minutes, then flip 'em over and cook another 5 minutes or until done. Be prepared to eat more than you planned!