Homemade Italian sausage
Make your own Italian sausage at home.
Servings 5 servings
- 1 lbs ground pork , 80% lean
- 1 ½ tsp fennel seed toasted and ground
- 1 tbsp parsley , coarse chopped
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp black pepper
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
Brown the fennel seed in a heavy skillet on medium heat. Stir seeds continually until they are browned, about 5 minutes. Cool and then grind in a spice grinder, (or a coffee grinder). If you don't have a grinder, you can leave them whole.
Mix all ingredients in a bowl and refrigerate.
Allow the flavors to meld by aging a day or two, or can be used right away.
Brown the Italian sausage with 1 or 2 tbsp olive oil in a skillet.