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Maple Breakfast Sausage. Paleo Breakfast Sausage. Spiced Maple Breakfast Sausage.
Chop sage leaves and combine with remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Use your hands to mix until spices are well distributed.
If you have a kitchen scale, line it with a piece of wax paper, tin foil or parchment and zero out the weight. I used a 1/4 cup measuring cup to scoop the sausage mixture and then made sure each patty was 2.5 ounces. If you aren't concerned about them being even, skip this step.
Once you have the sausage meat weighed out, roll each pile of sausage mixture into a ball.
Use your palm to press that ball as flat as possible. I like to do this on a plate or a piece of wax paper so it's easier to transfer for cooking. Repeat until of the sausage patties are ready to cook.
If you have an electric griddle, this is a great use for it. If not, cook these in batches in a large non-stick frying pan or cast-iron pan. If using a griddle, set the temperature to 350F (for a frying pan, medium heat). Cook each patty for 3 to 4 minutes per side. Don't press down as you will release all of the juices and wind up with drier sausage (which is never good!).
When fully cooked, transfer to a baking sheet lined with wax paper or parchment (make sure to place the patties in a single layer) and freeze. Once sausage patties are frozen, transfer to a ziploc freezer bag for easier storage.[img src="http://www.everydaymaven.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/IMG_9397.jpg" width="550"]
Place frozen (no defrosting required) sausage in non-stick frying pan or cast iron skillet over medium heat. Cook 6 to 8 min per side until warmed through. Serve and Enjoy!