Apple Sage Sausage Patties
by: Kamille Scellick | Redeeming the Table
I took my girls to Bellewood Acres in the county last week. We went last year as well, where they let you drive a golf cart through their mapped out tour course. It’s a bit rustic; yet, here are my two girls absolutely fascinated by the whole experience. V (nearly five year old) sitting in the front leaned her hand over saying, “Mama, maybe one day I can drive the golf cart?!” I told her that sounded like a good idea, but changed course by asking, “When you get your license, will you & Tay go to the movies?” Her response was one of rarity; not even the most brilliant of screenwriters could think it up. “Um, maybe when I drive, I’ll leap into the van & drive to the apple orchard so I can drive the golf cart!,” spoken matter of factly.
As I pondered the sentiments of my little girl dreaming of a day when golf carts would supercede driving a real car; so, I dreamed of pairing the orchard’s lovely honeycrisps with sage & ground pork made into breakfast sausage patties. And, how I could hold onto the innocence of these girls a bit longer while filling their bellies with food too good to be so simple.
You may need to add more coconut oil as you are cooking if you see the patties beginning to stick to the pan. These are great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. You could choose to skip forming them into patties & simply cook like ground beef. Then, add to scrambled eggs or a frittata.
- 1 medium honeycrisp, or other sweet/tart combo apple, peeled & shredded
- 1 lb ground pork
- 1 Tb fresh sage, finely minced
- 1 ½ tsp kosher salt
- ¼ tsp ground black pepper
- Coconut oil for cooking
- Have your ingredients, mise en place (all in place). Once you do, heat up a large pan over medium heat. Add 2 Tb of coconut oil.
- In a medium bowl, combine ground pork, shredded apple, minced sage, salt & pepper, by gently combining it with your hands. Now, take silver dollar portions (about 3 Tb) of sausage mixture & gently form it into a patty. Place it in the hot pan & continue until all of the sausage has been formed into patties.
Cook for 3-4 minutes on the first side. Test by seeing that there are those wonderful browned marks. Flip it over & cook for an additional 4 minutes. You can test the inside to ensure no pink remains. If so, cook for an additional minute.