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5 from 11 votes

Goetta (German-American Sausage Grain Patties)

These famous sausage grain patties from the Greater Cincinnati area and of German origin have a fantastic flavor and are an absolutely delicious addition to your breakfast!  
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time2 hrs 50 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American, German
Servings: 24 patties
Calories: 168kcal
Author: Kimberly Killebrew

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place the broth, oats, water, salt, bay leaves and marjoram in a large pot.  Bring it to a boil then reduce the heat to low, cover, and gently simmer for 90 minutes, stirring occasionally, until it's soft and the liquid is absorbed.  
  • Add the meat, onions, garlic and spices.  Return to a boil then reduce to low, cover and cook for another hour, stirring occasionally.   If the liquid has not all been absorbed, remove the lid and continue to cook uncovered, stirring occasionally until the mixture has thickened.
  • Pour and press the mixture into 2 (9x5) greased loaf pans and let cool completely.  Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.  
  • To serve, cut into thick slices, at least 1/2 inch (otherwise they'll fall apart; I cut them inside the pan, if you invert the whole thing it will be very messy), and fry them in batches in a non-stick pan over medium-high heat without any oil.  Again, do not use oil, use a dry, non-stick pan.  Fry them on both sides for 4-5 minutes or until browned and crispy on the exterior.  (See blog post for 5 Keys To Goetta Success.)
  • READ THE BLOG POST FOR THE FULL LIST OF TIPS ON HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY FRY GOETTA.

Notes

THIS FREEZES WELL:  Wrap the loaf pans and freeze for up to 2-3 months.  Let fully thaw before slicing and frying.  Alternatively, pre-slice it and place the slices between wax paper, then freeze.  That way you can conveniently grab however many slices you need at a time without thawing the whole loaf.
Serving: 1slice | Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 465mg | Potassium: 136mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1.3mg