This past weekend, I thought it might be fun to see if I could make some lean turkey breakfast sausage. The extra lean ground turkey (99% fat free) tends to be a little expensive but was on sale... buy one get one free. Each package was a little over 1 pound so made nearly 2 1/2 pounds of little turkey sausage patties. I cooked them all in a non-stick skillet and froze about two-thirds of them. The other patties were enjoyed this week in breakfast sandwiches with a scrambled egg and a thin sliced of provolone cheese. Yum!
The recipe comes from www.food.com.
The rrecipe received "five stars" from reviewers. Some recommended using less sage which I will try next time. Some also recommended adding a bit of brown sugar which I think would also be good. Here is the recipe link:
- 1 lb ground turkey (my ground turkey package was about 1.25 pounds)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons sage (I will use less next time)
- 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon white pepper (I omitted)
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon allspice
- Combine all ingredients (use less pepper if you don't want a spicy taste) and blend well.
- If time permits, refrigerate overnight to let the meat absorb the flavor of the spices.
- Form into patties (I used 3 ounces for each patty; next time I will a little less) and cook as needed, freezing leftovers. (I cooked all of the patties right away).
- Don't overcook or they will dry out--remove from the heat as soon as they're no longer pink inside, but still juicy.
I cooked up some scrambled eggs (one at a time) ahead of time so I could just microwave one sausage patty and one in the morning, toast up the sandwich thin, and add a slice of cheese. I was out the door in a jiffy with a nice hot breakfast.