Country Sausage


3 lbs fatty pork (or 2 lbs lean pork + 1 lb pork fat)
1 Tbsp Salt
1/2 tsp Black Peppercorns
1 tsp Red Pepper Pizza Flakes
1/2 tsp Rubbed Sage
1 tsp Quatre-Epices
1 tsp Herbes de Provence or Italian Seasoning
1/2 tsp Dried Rosemary
1/4 tsp Dried Thyme


If your meat grinder comes with a coarse and a fine grind attachment, grind the meat first through the coarser disk. Put all the remaining ingredients in a spice mill or blender and process until ground evenly. Add the ground seasonings to the meat and mix in well. In a frying pan on top of the stove, fry a little piece of the sausage and taste for seasoning. Correct the seasoning to your own taste. If you think the sausage is too fatty, you may add some more lean meat, you may want more hot peppers.
Put the properly seasoned forcemeat through the fine grinder (if you have one).

Mold into patties, fry in a little oil and be prepared to eat and smell something delicious!