In a medium bowl, use your hands to mix the ground pork and the spices. Form into eight patties, 2 oz each, ½-inch thick.
Heat a large (14-inch) nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, about 2 minutes. Add the olive oil and swirl to coat.
Place the sausage patties on the skillet (you might need to cook them in two batches). Cook them until they are browned and cooked through, 2-3 minutes per side. Their internal temperature should reach 165 degrees F. To check with a thermometer, insert the thermometer on the side of the patty, pushing it into the middle.