Lets be honest, the elephant in the room are those bright red boxes of Jimmy Dean Breakfast Sausages; we’ve probably all reached for a carton down through the years right. These breakfast patties from Kroger come about fifteen to a package – nearly double that of the JB box. Moreover these are much bigger – something like 50% bigger again.
Taste: These patties have that familiar breakfast sausage seasoning with plenty of black pepper. The taste ends with a sweetly-caramelized finish. Thankfully there’s not an overt amount of oregano/fennel/rosemary that can marr some sausage products.
Cooking: Roughly sixty seconds in a microwave is all it takes. Sure you can pan fry or air fry, but why bother with the extra mess and time?
Other: Another bonus in my book is they’re frozen too, compared the refrigerated Jimmy Dean brand. That said the package isn’t resealable once opened, you might want to move them to a different storage container.
Verdict? A solid buy for me, I’d always keep a bag of these in the freezer
Kroger Original Pork Sausage Patties nutrition
Hi, I’m Stuart, nice to meet you! I’m the founder, writer and wrangler at Gastronomic SLC – Utah’s biggest and oldest online food magazine; I’m also a former restaurant critic of more than five years, working for the Salt Lake Tribune. I’ve worked extensively with multiple local publications from Visit Salt Lake to Salt Lake Magazine, not least helped to consult on national TV shows.
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