Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Pan Sausage.....

Recently I was shopping for pan sausage and was surprised to find that it was $4.99 for a ONE POUND roll!!!
It's been a while since I  have purchased any but I know it wasn't that high last time.
I almost just tossed it in the basket but something made me stop and think, "Hey I know how to make that and I could make twice that amount for the same price or less!"

I strolled over to the meat counter and found ground pork for 2.29 a pound.
I already had the other ingredients- sage, salt and pepper!

The quantities are a littly tricky. Everyone likes a particular balance so just add small amounts of each to one pound of ground pork- beginning with a tablespoon of sage and 1 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper.
Mix well with your hands and make a mini patty to fry for taste. It may take several tries to get it like you like it  so just keep writing down the amounts and work with a single pound of meat until you get the taste your family likes.

I figure it cost about half as much as the roll with a fancy wrapper and name!
Once you get a  recipe for a single pound of meat it's easy to increase for larger portions.
Another way to cut cost is to buy pork steaks on sale and grind them yourself- it usually runs about $.99  lb.

Enjoy some farm fresh eggs, homemade bread and fresh pan sausage for breakfast!!!


Queen of Dreamsz said...

That's great...see, as my momma has said at times in my life, "There's more than one way to skin that cat" awful as that sounds it's a saying I've heard all my life to imply that there's always another way to do something!

I've done this before too and the idea struck me while in the slaughter house picking up some meat..they sell packs of seasoning for making your sausage...mild or was fabulous and fun to do.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit..Enjoy your day,

Sheryl-lyn said...

Boy does that look good. I want to eat one!! I also loved the story about Sheryl and her love at the nursing home. True love can happen at any time.

Oh, my box of tea is green tea with red antioxidants. It has the rooibis mixed in, and it's good. I like plain old rooibis too though.