Basic Homemade Country Sausage

Total Time:
25 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
2 1/2 pounds; about 15 patties

Ingredients
  • 2 pounds lean pork (shoulder/butt or trimmings)
  • 1/2 pound pork fatback
  • 3 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried sage, crumbled fine
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
Directions

Coarsely grind the pork meat and fatback together into a large bowl. Add the salt, black pepper, dried sage, cayenne, sugar and water and quickly but thoroughly mix to combine. In a hot skillet fry a tablespoon of the sausage until done, taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. Shape sausage into patties. In a skillet fry patties until browned on both sides and no longer pink in the center. Serve hot.


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