I suppose a lot of my absence has to do a lot with winter, in fact, winter is my nemesis. I love the snow, and the copious amounts of snuggling, but as it drags on I get depressed, I get anxious and in the end it makes me feel like shit all around. However, through the rain and hail storms I am beginning to feel the sun breaks working on me. I feel changes a comin'.
Saturday, one of my dearest pals is planning a brunch, with such edibles as quiche, cinnamon rolls, and coffee cake delegated to several lovely ladies. I didn't offer my services when we chatted about it Monday, I was feeling rather anti-social. As the week wore on I still felt like a little self-pitying piece of crap.. Until today. I decided to make homemade breakfast sausage patties, because A) I love sausage B) I love the shit out of breakfast sausage and C) I really have to stop feeling like a Grade A piece of garbage.
Here we go:
Breakfast Sausage That I Have Never Made But Will Taste On Saturday
adapted from Food Renegade
1 tbsp rubbed sage
2 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp coarse ground pepper
1/2 tsp marjoram
1/8 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
pinch ground cloves
1 1/2 tsp blackstrap molasses
2 lbs ground beef or pork (and use some non-crap meat, please, for your health)
*I used 1 lb beef, 1 lb pork
Mix those dried spices in a small cute bowl.
Put your meat in a large bowl, add your molasses and and spices. Combine. Massage your meat. Mix it all up.
And because I am a lazy shit, I am not going to write any more. I am going to cut and paste, and use quotations marks to signify that the words are not my own. Thank you and goodnight.
"3. Line a cookie sheet with foil or wax paper. Line up your individual patties on the paper so that they’re not touching. When the bottom layer is full, add an additional layer of wax paper or foil and keep adding patties. When all the patties are lying flat on the cookie sheet, put the cookie sheet in your freezer. When patties are fully frozen, remove from the cookie sheet and place in a large freezer bag to store for later use.
4. To cook, saute the frozen patties over medium heat for approximately 5 minutes per side. Enjoy!"
Note: A shot of Jagermeister is not necessary, but highly encouraged.
Cooked results to come!