I wanted to share with you my simple spice recipe for breakfast sausage. I like to get plain sausage when I have my animals processed, that way I can season the sausage according to what my recipe calls for. Also I then get to know exactly what is used to season my meat. I am not a big fan of MSG or other undesirable compounds sneaking into my food.
Back in college I went on a dinner date to an all you can eat Chinese Buffet, yes I know cheap date. I was not as much of a foodie back then and saw no problem with my date’s choice of eating venue. As I was consuming my plate of varied Chinese buffet delicacies, I felt a tightening in my chest and my heart rate sped up to an alarming speed. My tongue also swelled up and I was extremely thirsty alas, I kept eating, until at some point, I really thought I was having a heart attack. I was too dumb and embarrassed to say anything, so I put my fork down and drank water hoping the symptoms would pass. It wasn’t until later in the evening that they started to dissipate. I realized later that all the MSG in that Chinese buffet food was the culprit to my scary and bizarre symptoms. Needless to say I learned my lesson and have become much more aware of my food and of speaking up when I feel uncomfortable in all situations, regardless of the company.
I use this spice blend in pork, elk, and antelope ground sausage.
Breakfast Sausage Spice Blend
1 pound Ground Sausage, pork or game
1 teaspoon Ground Fennel
1 teaspoon Ground or Rubbed Sage
1 teaspoon Thyme
1 teaspoon Sea Salt
Ground fresh Black Pepper to taste
1 teaspoon Maple Syrup (optional)
- In a medium-sized bowl add the ground sausage and all the above ingredients. Mix well with your hands.
- Use as you like for breakfast….make patties and fry in a skillet or fry loosely and add eggs for a breakfast scramble.
- Enjoy! Makes approximately 8 breakfast sausage patties.