I made four 2-ounce patties out of this test batch.
Then I fried up two for a taste test.
And what can I say?
Ah, here we have Attempt Number 2.
This recipe looked promising.
However, I made a couple of changes.
These are my ingredients:
2 teaspoons dried sage
2 teaspoons ground sea salt*
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 pinch ground cloves
1 pound ground pork
*Please note that kosher salt tastes "saltier" than ground sea salt, so you might need to adjust the seasoning accordingly. I would suggest only adding 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons kosher salt to the recipe, depending upon your tolerance to salt.
I started off making a 1/4 scale recipe to make sure that I would like the final results.
I cooked up a patty and tasted the results.
But still, I waited for the Foodie Daughter so I could get a second opinion.
And her response?
This recipe is a go.
Satisfied with the results, I made the rest of the recipe and prepared the 2-ounce patties for freezing.
Oh, you want to know the ratings?
Well, I give this take on the recipe a five.
The Foodie Daughter was all set to give it a five until she bit into a red pepper flake.
Then she gave it four and one-half stars.
Still, not bad, says I.
Do give this a try.