Friday, October 28, 2011

Sausage Patties

It seems I can't turn the pages of a food magazine without running into a recipe for sausage and biscuits or sausage and gravy. I finally decided it was something I needed to explore. Eschewing recipes that called for ground pork, I decided to grind my own favorite cut of pork, the butt.

Sausage Patties - 8 small patties
1 1/4 lb Boston butt
2 cloves garlic, smashed and chopped into a paste
1 tsp onion powder
1 tbs dried sage
1/2 tbs dried thyme
2 tbs canola oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

Cut the pork butt into 2 inch chunks. Place pork, garlic, sage, thyme, oil, and salt and pepper in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until  ground (consistency of ground beef). Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to 8 hours to let the flavors meld.

Shape the mixture into 8 patties, each 1/2 inch thick. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and cook the patties until golden brown, about 5 minutes on each side.

Cream Gravy
1 cup whole milk
1 tbs unsalted butter
1 tbs all purpose flour
Kosher salt and freshly ground  pepper

Heat the milk in a small saucepan until just simmering.

In another small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Whisk in the flour and cook for 1 minutes, whisking constantly. Slowly whisk in the warm milk. Raise the heat and continue whisking until the sauce thickens and the raw taste of the flour cooks out, about 3-5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Serve over the biscuits and sausage patties.

Baking Powder Biscuits
Here's one of my favorite biscuit recipes,simply and simply delicious.
DSO and I enjoy the occasional breakfast for dinner, so sausage and biscuits with gravy and a side of over easy eggs was a perfect Friday night meal. The sausage was very tasty and, though I'm not usually a gravy hound, I did enjoy spooning some of the "gravy" (white sauce, really) over my sausage and biscuit. These patties freeze well, cooked or uncooked, and taste just as delicious on a Sunday morning.


  1. The patties look good! And your biscuits are gorgeous. I haven't been impressed the couple of times I have tried a cream gravy, I really prefer brown!

  2. Wow, Arlene. You went all out and made everything from scratch! That is some biscuit and gravy you served up. I'd love to indulge in it right now for breakfast. Biscuits and gravy is one of my favorite things to eat in the morning.

  3. I'll have to remember this the next time the Boston Butts are on sale. Thanks.

  4. Sounds amazing! I love sausage, biscuits, and gravy!

  5. Thanks for the sausage recipe..but I make my gravy in the same pan as used to fry the sausage. Scraping up all those loose bits really gives the gravy a flavor kick, especially with black pepper added.

  6. I never seems to make anything with biscuits and gravy - but those photos really do draw me in and now it's all I can think about!

  7. Impressive...making your own sausage! I always thought you needed a meat grinder. Great idea.

  8. Thank you for your nice comment on my finished block. I loved working on it and since it was my first block I learned a lot.

  9. This does look like the perfect "breakfast for dinner" comfort food meal. ;-)

  10. This looks like a traditional Southern comfort foo, Arlene. I know Oprah always said biscuits and gravy were her weaknesses. I know I'd love it as I love sausage and biscuits.


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