I’ve been a big fan of Field Roast for years. I especially enjoy their apple sage sausages on the grill in the summertime with a hearty helping of sauerkraut and thick layer of stone-ground mustard. And I can’t tell you how many weekends I’ve wished we were still within a five minute drive to Tony’s Darts Away, where they serve up beer, house-made potato chips, and Field Roast sausages, cooked on a separate vegan-only grill, with all kinds of interesting toppings like roasted garlic and mango melon salsa.
So when I heard that Field Roast had come out with a new breakfast sausage, I was eager to try it. When I was at Whole Foods last week, I found the breakfast sausages in the refrigerated case next to their other sausages and frankfurters. The mini sausages come 12 to a pack. It’s a sweet little size that reminded me of the toy groceries I had in my play kitchen as a child.
Like the other Field Roast sausages, the ingredients are similar to the kind of things I use when making vegan sausages at home, except I didn’t have to make them. I make loads of things from scratch – seitan included – but sometimes it’s nice to let someone else do the work. Cooking them simply involves adding a little oil to a pan and giving them a brief sauté until browned, being careful not to overcook.
Since the breakfast sausages have the flavor of apple and maple, they were similar in taste to the apple sage sausages that are a favorite but with the added faint sweetness of maple syrup. They are slightly more delicate in texture than the toothsome full-sized sausages with a lovely smoky sweet flavor.
The first time I made them, I had them as part of a hodgepodge breakfast with a chickpea scramble topped with avocado and cilantro, eggy tofu, and roasted potatoes. I’ve made them again a few times, and I plan on sharing one of my favorite pairings for them in an upcoming post! (Update: You can find that recipe for Field Roast breakfast sausages with polenta and roasted Brussels sprouts here!)
Have you tried the breakfast sausages from Field Roast? If so, what did you think?
FYI: I was not compensated for this review, and I paid for the sausages myself. All of the opinions are totally my own.