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Hints of maple and molasses add a touch of sweetness and depth to balance out the more savory spices in this pork sausage patty. 
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Maple Molasses Breakfast Sausage

Hints of maple and molasses add a touch of sweetness and depth to balance out the more savory spices in this pork sausage patty. 
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 tbsp fresh sage finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp fennel seeds crushed lightly with mortar & pestle
  • dash ground clove (about 1/16 tsp)
  • dash ground nutmeg
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp blackstrap molasses
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • dash red pepper flakes or cayenne optional
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  • In large mixing bowl, mix together ground pork and all the seasonings.
  • Warm pan over medium heat.
  • Add in about 1 tbsp of butter.
  • Using hands, make small patties about 2-3 inches in diameter. They will shrink while cooking. 
  • Cook until first side is brown and slightly crispy.
  • Flip and cook second side and golden brown and no longer pink in center.

Notes

Note: In order to test the seasoning of the pork mixture, make a small patty.  Cook in pan for few minutes until no longer pink inside. Taste and adjust your seasoning of salt and pepper, necessary.