Irene’s is Chicago’s fine diner, a breakfast and lunch restaurant with a quarter-century family legacy in Chicago’s North Center neighborhood. Here in our Studio 41 kitchen with a look at a signature breakfast sandwich is head chef and co-owner Noah Zamler.

2012 W. Irving Park

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Turkey Breakfast Sausage Sandwich by Chef Noah Zamler


  • 5# ground pork (80/20 blend)
  • 1/2 c maple syrup
  • 5 Serrano peppers
  • 10 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 c sage
  • 4T fenugreek seed
  • 3 T salt


Mince Serrano sage and garlic, toast and grind fenugreek seeds, mix in a stand mixer or by hand in a chilled bowl until thoroughly combined.

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