Make sausage patties by rolling the mixture into balls and then flattening them between two sheets of parchment or wax paper. I use the paper to help get a thin, flat patty. The sausage patties will thicken up and get smaller in width, so I like to make them thinner and bigger than I want the finished patties to be.
If you are making sausage biscuits, have your biscuits ready before pan frying the sausage patties!
Pan fry the sausage patties until cooked through and browned on both sides.
Adding an egg makes the sausage patties a little lighter in texture, but it also makes it harder to form the patties. Using just a little bit of egg (one very small egg or half an egg) is probably the best of both worlds, but adding it is completely optional.