Thursday, June 13, 2013

Sausage and Egg Crumpin

We all have our little food dirty secrets that we don't want the foodie paparazzi to snap us eating, mine was the drive-thru breakfast but after such a public declaration of my self imposed ban I'm even too scared to drive past said establishment.

Yes with my ever increasing twitter following I am lame enough to believe the paparazzi would be interested in me. (Sad isn't it)
I now even wear 2 pairs of underpants just in case they try and snap me getting out of the car, although I should think wearing jeans should see me safe there.

I do miss a meat patty and egg muffin though in all it's peppery glory, it had the staying power to be with you all day. The Italians even do fast food better and I remember their breakfast meat patty flavoured with fennel. So in lieu of a 27 hour flight I have put my Crumpins to good use.

There is no science behind the ingredients in the patty it was just what was in the fridge.
Sausage patty
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp. fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 200g pork mince
  • 100g beef stir fry strips (optional but adds more body)
  • 100g streaky bacon
  • 4 spring onions chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped parsley
  • 2 tbsp. tomato sauce
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
Method
  • Toast fennel seeds for 30 seconds in a hot fry pan
  • Grind seeds and salt in a mortar and pestle
  • Add all ingredients to a food processer and blend, not too smooth.
  • Shape into 1-2cm thick patties, I cheat and use the cake tin I use for the Crumpin to help with sizing
  • In a fry pan on medium seal one side of the patty then flip.
  • Don't squeeze the patty as that pushes out the moisture.
  • They should take about 7-8 minutes to cook and makes about 6
  • For the egg I also used the cake tin as a mould but also added some left over eggs whites, and just fried as normal
  • Assemble as pictured or whatever combination you like, bacon, no bacon, no egg, double patty......
  • A slice of cheese or two is a must but I don't add sauce due mainly to memories of sauce dripping onto my tie before work, always carry a spare!

This one I call Eileen...

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