Fry sausage until browned. In large pot, bring 1/2 c. water to boil. Meantime in bowl mix cornmeal, salt,sage, cayenne pepper and cold water. Stir constantly while pouring into boiling water. Cook for 15-20 mins. When done stir in sausage.
Place in plastic wrap lined bread pan to make a loaf to slice or into jelly roll pan to cut into rectangles; chill until firm. Slice, dredge through flour and fry in oil.until browned on both sides.
I like to serve with warm homemade applesauce or maple syrup. Also good with fruit jam smeared on top.