I love breakfast. Love it! Like, love it more than anything, love it! It is one of my most favorite meals, besides snacks and dessert. Most people don’t call those meals, but I challenge them to try, because snacks or desserts as a meal is an incredibly tasty possibility! Back to my love of breakfast, it is not necessarily the food options, because I don’t eat your typical sugar-laden Standard American Diet breakfast anymore. I usually stick to meat and eggs, with some sauerkraut of some sort and avocado. Or it is leftovers, or it is tuna salad with carrots. It is never your typical breakfast, but it is the time when I break my fast so I’m ready to get down on some good food. I wake up thinking about these foods, ready to eat and fuel myself for the day to come. I wake up excited because I know deliciousness in the form of breakfast is coming my way. A wise man once said, “There has never been a sadness that can’t be cured by breakfast foods.” That wise man was Ron Swanson, and that Mr. Swanson is my spirit animal!
Now I’m going to drop some honesty on you people. I am lazy when it comes to breakfast. Even with my immense love of all things morning meals, the idea of making food in the morning makes me cringe. How do I handle this aversion to morning productivity you ask? Or maybe you didn’t ask, and don’t care but I am going to share with you any way. I make a casserole. That is usually my way of handling breakfast, especially during the week when I have to walk the dogs, workout, make myself presentable enough to appear as if I am a professional in my field, pack my breakfast, lunch and snacks for the day, and fill my big ass water bottle to maintain hydration. All done with a smile on my face of course, maybe. Not so much. So breakfast casseroles during the week it is! But on the weekends I have a bit more time for breakfast, which means there is a little less laziness, a lot more experimentation and a lot of delicious accidents.
A delicious accident is exactly what these little Spicy Italian Sausage Patties ended up being. In fact, most of my recipes are complete accidents. I am either accidentally brilliant or have no taste buds and am imagining all these recipes are incredible. This is entirely possible, but my guinea pig friends I force these foods upon seem to enjoy the meals I subject them too so I will stick with brilliant. I woke up with my usually breakfast exuberance and realized I was all out of bacon. Sad fact of the day! I did however have some extra seasoning blend from my Spicy Italian Seasoning Blend recipe, some ground pork and some time on my hands so I got to work. The recipe itself is super easy, once you have the seasoning blend, which I know you already do because I posted that recipe weeks ago!
- Heat cast iron skillet to medium.
- Add Olive oil to skillet
- Mix remaining ingredients in a bowl
- Divide meat into 8 balls, flatten into patties
- Cooking 4 at a time, 3-5 minutes each side
To a nourished life,