The Eye Why – Savory Pork Sausage

Posted: January 16, 2014 in Bacon, Breakfast, Food
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Man did not climb to the top of the food chain only to refuse eating meat. The laws of nature dictate that only the fit survive, and the fit survive by taking advantage of those less fit. This hierarchy appears in all aspects of life other than wild animals. Take a look at businesses and companies, and you will observe that the owner sits at the top of that food chain, followed by the CEO, and more as the positions trickle down from the top. Everyone wants to sit at the top – this means living in safety knowing that nothing above you can come and take everything away. Rejoice the earth’s bounty of food, and enjoy the simple things in life, such as this simple recipe for an out-of-this-world savory pork sausage.

Do we ever truly know what goes into a sausage? If you want full control over this meat preparation, start with ground pork, pancetta, and cheddar cheese. I like to use lean ground pork so it has some fat to give the meat flavor, but does not overpower everything else. For the pancetta, you will want to chop them up however you like: cubes, strips, etc. For the best cheese, use sharp cheddar cheese and grate it yourself. As far as portion goes, aim for two parts ground pork, one part pancetta, and one part cheese. From there, you control how large of a serving you will prepare. Now comes the fun part – in a large bowl, mix all the ingredients together with your hands, using gloves if necessary. Press the meat into patties, and cook in a skillet over medium heat, flipping it over once when the bottom gets brown. Once the meat browns on both sides, you have finished!

This savory pork sausage forms a foundation for many ways to prepare or serve this. Serve this with some vegetables, with breakfast, in a sandwich/wrap/burrito/taco/torta/etc, or just enjoy à la carte. Feel free to mix in some vegetables or other ingredients to modify the flavor, such as chopped onions/shallots, minced garlic, mushrooms, etc. Ultimately, you control the outcome of this dish, so stand tall and own your spot at the top of the food chain! Special thanks to @fitocfoodie for sharing this recipe with me.

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