Fennel Seed and Spice Breakfast Sausage with Cinnamon Apples

  • Posted on: June 7, 2014

2014-05-29 020We are in the 10 day countdown.

10 days to revisit our favorite local spots.
10 days to visit local wineries and eat fresh local food.
10 days to soak up the  beauty of Northern California.

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10 days to say our goodbyes and pack up the house.
10 days until we return home to paradise known as Crested Butte, Colorado.
10 days until we get to see our friends, hike our favorite trails, raft our favorite rivers.
10 days until we are back to our sweet life in the Butte where we will continue old adventures and start new ones.Breakfast sausage 2014-06-05 009


Our year in California is up.   And it’s been wonderful.  But it’s always nice to go back home.

Here is a comforting, homey sort of breakfast.  Great for a weekend morning.

Breakfast sausage 2014-06-05 014Breakfast sausage 2014-06-05 016These sausage patties also easy enough to make ahead and enjoy during the week.    Just reheat in a pan on the stove for just a few minutes on a busy weekday morning.


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  • Fennel Seed and Spice Breakfast Sausage with Cinnamon Apples

    Prep Time: 10 minutes

    Cook Time: 10 minutes

    Yield: 16-18 small patties

    Serving Size: 4 patties


    • 1 tsp fennel seeds
    • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
    • 1/2 tsp sea salt
    • 1/4 tsp pepper
    • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
    • 1/8 -1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
    • 1 lb ground pork (organic or humanely raised)
    • 1 tsp oil, butter or ghee
    • 1 apple, peeled and thinly sliced
    • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
    • Maple syrup


    1. In a small bowl, add all the spices. Place pork into a medium bowl and add spices. Using your hands or a wooden spoon, mix together until well combined.

    2. Form into small patties (about 1 1/2 inches).

    3. In a medium pan (I use cast iron) add oil. When pan is hot, add 1/2 the pork patties and cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side, until lightly browned. Remove and place on a plate. Repeat with remaining patties. Remove from pan.

    4. Add apples and cinnamon to a bowl and mix together. Cook on the pan for a minute for two, Add sausage patties into the pan with the apples and cook for another minute or two.

    Drizzle with maple syrup, to taste.


    Adapted from Against All Grain

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