It is so exciting to me when I discover a new method for cooking an old favorite that makes it taste even better! This tip really serves up some moist and juicy sausage patties.
What is the secret? It's cold water. Incredibly simple, isn't it? Very cold water, actually.
After some trial and error with quantities, I discovered the correct amount of water to be 1/4th cup per pound of sausage.
--Keep sausage in refrigerator until right before use. It needs to be as cold as possible without being frozen. Put ice in water to get it as cold as possible, also.
--In a bowl, mix 1/4th cup very cold water into 1 pound very cold sausage.
--Sausage is now very moist, and a bit harder to make into patties, so just gently form round ball portions. I was able to get 12 patties out of a pound.
--Place in skillet with 1 tbsp. melted butter. Gently press and flatten patties as you place in the skillet.
--Over medium heat, cook thoroughly, being careful NOT to press patties with spatula.
--Get ready for praise, because your family is going to love these!