Homemade sausage patties

A healthier alternative to meatballs, and full of protein when you serve them with scrambled eggs



  1. Line a large baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the pork, garlic, sage, thyme, nutmeg, salt (if using) and black pepper. Mix well, then stir in the egg until well combined.
  3. Cover the bowl with cling film and leave the mixture in the fridge to chill for 30 minutes.
  4. Carefully shape the meat mixture into 8 equal-sized patties, and place on the prepared baking sheet. Chill the patties in the fridge for 15 minutes.
  5. Heat the butter or oil in a large, non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Fry the sausage patties for 3-4 minutes on each side until cooked through and golden brown. Serve straight away with the scrambled eggs.

Makes 8

What you need:

  • 500g ground pork
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp dried sage
  • ½ tbsp dried thyme
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp each salt (optional) and black pepper
  • 1 medium free-range egg
  • Butter or cooking spray, for frying
  • Scrambled eggs, to serve

From The Little Dish Family Cookbook (£14.99, Sphere).

More Stuff.

Quinoa coated salmon fingers Quinoa coated salmon fingers
Quinoa coated salmon fingers Try something different - why not swap the fish...
Cheesy veggie enchiladas Cheesy veggie enchiladas
Cheesy veggie enchiladas Full of fresh corn, beans and hot spices, and topped...
Chicken Schnitzel Chicken Schnitzel
Chicken schnitzel A traditional German home food dish the whole family will...