It’s your lucky day, you get a double feature from Lauren this week! It’s Chrissy’s day of birth tomorrow and I thought I would leave it to her to post about the festivities that are to follow. Now, what you’ve all been waiting for, the recipe for the scrumptious wonder you see below.
From its appearance, it seems to be just a hearty breakfast sandwich. BUT little did you know that Bobby Flay’s version of a pork sausage patty is packed with the flavors of sage, fennel seed, and whole grain mustard! Oh yes, it was good. This recipe makes 4 Hungry Belly Breakfast Sandwiches:
For the patty:
- ½ small onion, finely chopped
- 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon whole fennel seeds
- 1 tablespoon whole-grain mustard
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh sage leaves
- ½ pound ground pork
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 4 eggs
- 4 pieces of Trader Joes Cracked Wheat Sourdough Bread
- Spinach leaves
- 4 slices of tomato
- 1 avocado
- Cheese of your choice (we used a spicy Pepper Jack)
Directions for the Sausage Patty
Heat olive oil in a medium saute pan or griddle. Add the onions and cook until soft. Toss in the garlic and fennel – we added some red pepper flakes too — and cook for about another minute. Remove from the heat, stir in the mustard and sage, and let it cool off for a few minutes (you don’t want it to start cooking the pork). Place the pork in a bowl, add the onion mixture, and gently toss to combine. Season it up with a dash of salt and peppa’.
Heat some oil in a large nonstick skillet. Form the sausage mixture into 4 equal size patties. Cook on both sides until golden brown. Throw the cheese of your choice on top and let it melt.
Wilt some spinach, sunny-side up your egg, and slice your avocado and tomato. Stack it all up as you wish (we’re watching Princess Bride right now, I couldn’t resist) and enjoy!