Sweet Fennel Sausage Recipe
Sweet fennel sausage is delicious. It can be used for breakfast, soups, appetizers and more. The sweet-salty combination works well with the nuttiness from the toasted fennel seeds. Yum.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Sweet Fennel Sausage Ingredients
- 1 LB Ground Pork
- 1 TSP Fresh Thyme chopped
- 1 Medium Fennel Bulb
- 2 TBSP organic or grass fed butter
- 1 TBSP Olive Oil
- 3 Cloves Roasted Garlic
- 1 TSP Fennel Seeds
- 1/4 TSP Balsamic Vinegar
- 1 TSP Kosher Salt
- Fresh Cracked Pepper
Toasting the Fennel Seeds
Heat a dry pan over medium high heat.
Add the fennel seeds and keep a close eye on them. When they begin to turn brown, stir to avoid burning.
Once they have turned brown, remove from the heat and set aside.
Preparing the Fennel
Cut off the fronds and stalks
Slice the fennel through the middle from top to bottom
Remove the core
Slice the remaining fennel bulb thinly
Using a heavy skillet, add the butter and olive oil. Heat over medium high heat until the butter is melted. Add the raw fennel and a pinch of kosher salt.
Cook the fennel for 10 minutes on medium heat, stirring occasionally until it begins to brown. Then reduce the heat to medium-low. Continue to cook until completely caramelized.
Remove the fennel from the pan and rough chop.
Making the Sweet Sausage Fennel mixture
In a bowl, add the pork, fennel, thyme, roasted garlic, toasted fennel seeds, balsamic vinegar, salt and 8-10 grinds of pepper.
Mix until all the ingredients are incorporated.
Make a small "tester" sausage patty. Cook thoroughly and adjust the seasonings.
Cooking the Sweet Fennel Sausage
Okay, so make up a bunch of sausage patties. The shouldn't be too thick otherwise they will take forever to cook through.
In a heavy bottom pan, heat some olive oil over medium high heat. When the oil is shimmering, add in the sausage patties.
Cover the pan. Cook for 4-5 minutes. Flip the sausage patties with tongs and recover. Cook for another 4-5 minutes or until cooked through.
Serve hot and enjoy!