My mom's sausage recipe for skewers or patties:
2 to 3 lbs. of ground pork mixed with fat (I usually use a pork butt ground)
1 tablespoon fennel seed
2 tablespoons paprika
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon or more of salt and pepper
2 tablespoons red or white wine
3 tablespoons grated cheese
parsley fresh chopped around 2 teaspoons
For sweet sausage use the above recipe and omit the cayenne pepper
For hot sausage add 1/2 teaspoon of ground cayenne pepper per pound.
Mix the ground pork in a bowl with all ingredients shape into loaves or egg shaped and stick a wooden skewer in the middle. Bake on 400 degree hot oven until browned on parchment paper or greased pan for around 30 minutes or until browned and starts too look crispy on the outside or cook outside by placing on a heated grill lined with tin foil that is oil sprayed and cook until crispy on the outside.
+claudia lamascolo Author