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Nov 5, 2012 11:24 AM

Best Breafast Sausage

Doe anyone have a good rec for fresh breakfast sausage with classic seasonings? I'd really prefer something with pastured or sustainable meat production and made in house. All of the versions I've tried thus far with sustainable production have been pretty dreadful. I am not interesting super processed lor made with terrible ingredients ike Farmer John. Mr. JudiAU regularly makes sausage but the breakfast sausage is always off.

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  1. I don't know if they make them in house or buy them from a local butcher but the breakfast wild game meat sausages ( including duck with jalapeno, pheasant, and wild boar with cranberry ) served at Saddle Peak Lodge's Sunday brunch are the best breakfast sausages I've ever had. A bargain on their brunch menu $10 for a trio of large sausages.

    1. Huntington Meats at the Original Farmers Market at 3rd & Fairfax makes their own fresh breakfast sausage and dozens of others.

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      1. re: wienermobile

        Highly recommend Huntington Meats, Jim & Dan will take good care of you. They supply Pit Fire Pizza, 26 Beach Restaurant and many other great places. Try their hot dogs & andouille sausage, excellent!

        1. re: wienermobile

          Disagree - BF has many other qualities but their sausages and we have tried most of them are not their best effort. Same for Whole Foods.

          1. re: ZoeZ

            I do agree with you about the Whole Food sausages.

            1. re: wienermobile

              I tried their (BF's) breakfast sausages and found them tasteless. Pavilions had better but too much rosemarry taste.

        2. SinBaLa

          Made in-house daily.

          Not from sustainable sources but as good as they taste even if they were those sources wouldn't be sustainable for long.

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            1. re: JudiAU

              Sweet mostly, although there are few savory options.

          1. I ADORE the breakfast sausages made by the Meat Science Program at Cal Poly pomona. Classic size (not HUGE) and great seasoning (Plenty of fennel, which I love!). They cook GREAT in the oven too (Nice and juicy and crisp!). Plus, you and the kids can make a trip to the pig lot, see the living conditions for yourself and ask the student caretakers all sorts of questions (They are happy to answer!)

            They sell the frozen by the lb bundles (About 15 mini links) for a great price. Just call before you make the trek, they don't make a ton and these and their STELLAR Chorizo sells out quick.