Combine pork, maple syrup, garlic, sage, pepper, salt, thyme, and crushed red pepper flakes in large bowl. Gently mix with hands until well combined. Usisng greased 1/4-cup measure, divide mixture into 16 patties and place on rimmed baking sheet.
Cover patties with plastic wrap,gently flatten each one to 1/2-inch thickness.
Melt 1 tablespoon butter in 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook half of patties until well browned and cooked through about 10 minutes.
Transfer to paper towel-lined plate and tent with aluminum foil. wipe out skillet. Repeat with remaining butter and patties. Serve. Enjoy.......