Breakfast was made for me this weekend, and it was delicious!
My fridge was pretty scarce yesterday morning. Not a lot to be found. No bacon. Not enough leftovers to make a complete meal. Just 2 eggs. And hungry people. And a pound of raw ground pork. And on onion on the counter.
Definitely enough to make an amazing breakfast.
So on to a recipe for simple pork breakfast sausage patties that you will want to make the very next time you want a delicious meal full of protein to get you started and keep you going, feeling great, of course.
Simple Pork Breakfast Sausage Patties
Makes 5 patties.
1 pound of organic ground pork
1 medium onion, minced (a food processor makes this step really quick)
1/2 tsp. sea salt
Dash of white pepper (omit pepper if adhering to the Autoimmune Protocol)
1 tsp. dried fennel seeds (omit fennel seeds if adhering to the Autoimmune Protocol)
2 Tbs. avocado oil
2 Tbs. lard or ghee
OPTIONAL: 2-4 eggs to fry (omit if adhering to the Autoimmune Protocol)
Add ground pork to a large mixing bowl. Add minced onion, sea salt, white pepper, fennel seeds and avocado oil and mix with a baker’s spatula (or your hands) until everything is well-combined. Try not to over-mix, which will create a gummy consistency.
Divide pork into 5 balls and flatten to form patties. You don’t have to make perfect looking patties, they can be rustic (and are great that way), just aim to keep them the same thickness so that they take the same amount of time to cook.
Heat lard in a cast iron pan to medium high. Allow the lard to melt completely. Add pork patties and cook 4-5 minutes per side, or until completely cooked through. If you have a splash guard, you will want to use it. Frying can be messy. Splash guards come to your rescue (You can often find these cheap at dollar stores which is great because they are nice to replace them from time to time).
When your patties are done cooking, remove them from the cast iron pan and place them on a serving plate. Fry your eggs (if having) in the same pan. Yum. So good. Breakfast made in the cast iron is always, always the way to go.
Serve pork patties and eggs on a plate and enjoy with coffee, or this coffee alternative, and enjoy every bite while you embrace the beginning of a new day.
I hope you enjoy!