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italian breakfast sausage patties on a blue and white platter.

Italian Sausage Breakfast Patties

Kate Shungu
Homemade sausage is easier than you think!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Brunch
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 479 kcal


Breakfast patties:

  • lbs ground pork
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh sage, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced or grated
  • ½ teaspoon fennel seeds, chopped or crushed with the back of your knife
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Fried sage garnish:

  • 8 large fresh sage leaves
  • ½ cup flour
  • ¾ cup beer (ale or lager—drink the rest!)
  • ¼ cup canola oil


Breakfast patties:

  • In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except the butter and olive oil. Mix gently with your hands until combined.
  • Roll into 1½ inch balls (golf ball size) and then flatten into patties, approximately ½ inch thick.
  • Preheat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the butter and olive oil. Place 4–5 patties in the pan (or however many will fit without crowding the pan). Cook until golden brown, about 2–3 minutes. Flip and repeat.
  • Remove and place on a paper towel to drain. Repeat with remaining uncooked patties.

Fried sage garnish:

  • Heat canola oil in a sauté pan over medium heat. Pat sage leaves dry with a paper towel.In a small bowl, whisk together the beer and flour.
  • Place the end of a wooden spoon in the oil. If the oil bubbles around the wood, the oil is ready. If not, continue to heat the oil.
  • When the oil is ready, dip a sage leaf into the beer batter. Place the sage leaf in the oil and repeat with remaining leaves. Fry for 1–2 minutes, or until golden brown underneath.
  • Flip and repeat until the other side is golden brown. Remove and place on a paper towel lined plate.


Calories: 479kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 21gFat: 38gSaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 87mgSodium: 456mgPotassium: 345mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 108IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 2mg
Keyword breakfast sausage
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