My grandmother in Alabama made these years ago as an inexpensive subsitute for pork sausage. My Mom still makes these for me. There was never a real recipe, so the last time she made them, she measured her ingredients as best she could to come up with this. OK, so they don't REALLY taste like sausage, but the sage does give them a hint of sausage flavor. I like these with biscuits but also like them as stand alone snacks or with a plate of veggies and corn bread. This can be made with leftover peas or canned peas.