Mom's Homemade Sausage Patties

Monday, February 12, 2018

Mom used to make the best sausage from scratch. She would make links, patties, skewers and even keep some loose for sausage rolls! I just love this quick recipe to throw together for lunch or dinner. Homemade sausage patties are the best!

Before I was born, mom had her own deli right out of our house. She had to give it up when I was born, it was way to much work to run a business and take care of a baby. Mom was 40 when she had me.

Not a big deal these days, many woman have a career then start a family. Back in 1950 it was not common for woman to work. My mom always did. As I grew up, my grandmother watched me and she went on to run a deli in a large supermarket.

Being mom had her own business she would make all kinds of baked macaroni to sell, homemade sausage into patties to sell in sandwiches with peppers, pizza's, these are just some of the menu items.

There is nothing hard to mixing up some ingredients and this is one of those recipes I make often. Homemade sausage is something my mom did all her life, and I now carry that tradition. Mixing the ground pork together with some herbs, spices, cheese and sometimes wine makes it super tasty.

It will spoil you from ever buying this again. I love to make homemade sausage in patties or skewers for the grill they are great!

I since then tried making the sausage without casings. I use it for sausage rolls, patties, make shish kebab skewers. I use it on top of pizza also.

Baked patties in the oven with potatoes and peppers is a favorite. Easy to bake, fry or grill!

I would watch mom and my dad make the sausage using the funnel tubes and it was always quite interesting to see how if all came together.

 If I hadn't expressed enough what an awesome cook my mom and dad were, then I will say it again, I am so grateful to have been taught by them and proud to be Italian. They truly loved Italian food, were very creative and always knew that right flavors to add. They instilled traditions for life in all of us.

I will always be cooking in their memory to keep it alive. This is one recipe I have adapted over the years. She made sausage in bulk. Mom initially made 25 pounds at a time for her business.

Mom's Homemade Italian Sausage 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 whatever you want, loaves , patties. Fry on medium heat or grill.  You can also bake at 400 degree hot oven until browned placing them on parchment paper or a greased pan for around 30 minutes or until browned and starts too look crispy on the outside.  If making skewer, just use prepared kebab sticks and thread the meat onto them. Grill until browned. If making baked in the oven click here for patties with potatoes and peppers recipe
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  1. Very juicy and yummy! My husband is going to love these!

  2. Thank you for sharing your recipe with two homesick (for real Italian food) Chicagoans. This looks doable if we grind it ourselves.

  3. Sausage looks and sounds good and I like making my own but have not in a while - thanks for sharing the recipe

  4. Yum, Peanut butter and chocolate is one of my favorite combos. Homemade is even better!


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