Friday, September 25, 2009

Turkey Sausage

I am the type of person that has to have some protein with every meal, especially breakfast. If I don't, I'm hungry again in just a couple hours. This has been a real challenge for me since finding out I am allergic to eggs. I used to eat the same breakfast every single morning: one egg, one piece of fruit, a small yogurt, and some sort of bread (muffin, toast, 1/2 bagel...). Saturday was my only deviation when I made pancakes or waffles and ate those with peanut butter and syrup. Well, now I can only have eggs 2 mornings a week, so I needed some sort of new protein options that aren't things we're allergic to. Like most people, my mind went straight to breakfast meat. The problem is that most breakfast meat you can buy has some sort of soy filler, corn syrup, or pork - all of which we are allergic to. So the hunt was on for a recipe that I not only like, but is easy to make. That's when I found this recipe. Most people think of turkey sausage as the "healthy" alternative to "regular" sausage that never quite lives up the the "real" thing. This sausage is really good, though! I like it better than any pork recipes I have had. Even if you like and can eat store bought sausage, you should really try this recipe. I made enough changes to it, that I'll type out the recipe I ended up with here.

Turkey Apple Sausage

1 lb. ground turkey
3/4 cup grated apple (I used my food processor)
1 Tbsp. maple syrup (grade B)
1 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. poultry seasoning
1/4 tsp. all spice

Mix all the ingredients together thoroughly and shape meat into 8-12 patties. Cook in a med-hot pan with some olive oil until brown on both sides and cooked through.

These reheat well, but are really, really yummy fresh out of the pan!


Joanna said...

Hey, that's looks interesting. Apples though? I've made sausage using pork.

Johanna said...

Absolutely apples! Apples and turkey taste great together. I thought the flavor of the apple was subtle but still came through. You should try it!

Lawanda said...

Oh yum! I usually grind up our pork without using any seasonings, and then use it like hamburger.

I think the apple would be YUM! I may try this when we do our pigs this year. :)

I may even try it with turkey before that! LOL

Krystal said...

I've got a breakfast sausage recipe, too! ;) You can use it with beef or turkey:

1lb ground meat
2 t ground sage
2 t ground ginger
A pinch of cayenne
1/2 t salt
1/2 t pepper
1 T maple syrup

Combine, cook and enjoy! Mmmmm...

Your recipe looks good also; those grated apples make my mouth water!