Fresh Pork Sausage Patties

These are best made in advance, giving it more time to develop flavor. Make ahead and refrigerate or freeze. Simply reheat them in the microwave when ready to serve.

Fresh Pork Sausage Patties
Yield: about 20 patties
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6 bacon slices, frozen and chopped
2 garlic cloves
1 shallot
2 teaspoons fresh rosemary
1 1/2 teaspoons ground sage
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 pounds ground pork

Process first 8 ingredients in a food processor until finely minced. Add ground pork,; process until mixture begins to form a ball. Cover and chill at least 4 hours, overnight is better.

Shape sausage into 20 (3 x 1/4-inch) patties. Cook in several batches in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat 2 minutes per side or until lightly browned. Keep warm until ready to serve.

<strong>Turkey Sausage Patties</strong>: You can make this recipe using 1 1/2 pounds ground turkey (white and dark meat). Follow above procedure, except blend ground turkey with seasonings by hand instead of using a processor. This will keep turkey from becoming too finely ground.