3 pounds ground pork
1 tablespoon molasses
1 tablespoon kosher salt
2 teaspoons ground black pepper, or to taste
1 1/2 teaspoons dried sage
1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1. Combine pork, molasses, salt, black pepper, sage, thyme, red pepper flakes, onion powder, parsley, nutmeg, fennel seeds, cayenne, and allspice in a large bowl; mix well by hand.
2. Divide pork mixture into 16 portions; shape into patties 1/4-inch thick.
3. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat; pan-fry patties, in batches, until golden and no longer pink in the center, about 5 minutes per side.