Since our family has cut sugar, wheat, and most grains out of our diet in an attempt to move towards a low-carbohydrate paleo-type way of eating, it makes preparing breakfast a bit trickier. You see, we can’t pop open a bag of cereal or throw a piece of bread in the toaster, or shove a pop-tart at our kids and call it good.
These are positive changes—avoiding gluten, sugar, and industrial oils, not eating processed garbage, eating foods rich in nutrients, proteins, and good fats. But, with the advent of these changes there must be more forethought, particularly with breakfast.
I decided to try making some sausage patties with sausage we have stocked up in our freezer from the pastured piggy we purchased (want to know why we purchased a pastured pig, check out this post). Never before have I constructed sausage patties so effortlessly. There was no mess of forming them into perfect round patties, no frying them on the stove-top while grease splatters everywhere, and no ending up with big, fat, round hunks of sausage.
Effortless Make-Ahead Sausage Patties
I started out with just under 2 pounds of sausage. Next, I lined a cookie sheet with parchment paper and squished the sausage into a big, thin rectangle (about 1/4-inch thick). I stuck this in the oven at 350 degrees and let it cook until done. Finally, I used a pizza cutter and cut them into nice breakfast-sausage-sized squares—perfect for warming up as part of a fast healthy breakfast!