If it's possible to express sentiment over a sausage, then the merguez would be considered my first true love. Nothing seemed to match the memory; so, to that end, I began tinkering with making my own bulk sausage meat. These patties are easy to eat, grilled or pan-fried, stuffed in pita, piled on couscous, and drizzled with a garlicky yogurt sauce. Whisk the yogurt sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Serve the patties warm with the yogurt sauce, pita bread, harissa sauce and fresh mint leaves.