8/12/21 Mert’s Lunch – Sausage Parmesan

equal amounts Mert’s Hot Italian Sausage & Mert’s Sweet Italian Sausage to make 1/3 lb patties
for 4 patties = 21 oz (10.5 oz each flavor)
for 6 patties =2 pounds (1 lb each flavor)
1 jar your favorite pasta sauce (Mert’s crew likes the roasted garlic pasta sauce)
1 8 oz shredded mozzarella cheese
Grated parmesan cheese – to taste
Hamburger buns (optional)

Mix the two flavors of Italian sausage together. Make the desired number of 1/3 pound patties (or smaller or larger – whatever you prefer). Pre-heat a skillet to medium high heat. Cook the patties 4 minutes to a side. Drain grease.
Turn down skillet to medium heat to simmer. Pour pasta sauce over patties – turn over patties, to ensure both sides have pasta sauce on them. Simmer slowly in covered skillet until patties are 145 degrees internal temp. Do not overcook.
Turn down skillet to low. Ensuring that both sides of patties still have sauce on them, sprinkle shredded mozzarella on top side. Then sprinkle grated parmesan on top of that. Cover and slow simmer until cheese is melted.
Serve as a sandwich on a toasted hamburger bun, or serve on a plate with a little more sauce ladled over it and eat it with a fork along with garlic bread or cooked spaghetti.
Mert’s associates eat this both ways – as a sandwich and just plain on a plate with knife and fork. A favorite amongst all of them! Easy and delicious.
Serves the number you desire
From prep to table 20 minutes