Easy Turkey Breakfast Sausage
Even though we don’t eat pork, I love sausage. But, reading the label of the brand of turkey sausage that I used to buy, I realized that they used BHA and BHT in their sausage — two preservatives that I tend to want to avoid. So, I started looking at making my own sausage and discovered that it is surprisingly easy to make — all you need is a pound of ground turkey and some spices that are likely already on hand.
1 lb. ground turkey
¾ tsp salt (Kosher salt is best)
½ tsp ground nutmeg
½ tsp dried sage
½ tsp dried thyme
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
Thoroughly mix all ingredients together. I use my hands to make sure it’s all completely mixed. Just remember, you’re handling raw poultry, so follow careful handling practices and wash your hands with hot water and soap when you’re done.
If you want, you can form into patties and freeze. Or, you can form into patties and cook right away. Or, you can crumble into the pan and fry it up to make sausage gravy.
When cooking, because of the low fat content of turkey, I put about a TBS of olive oil in my pan. Then, fry over medium to medium-high heat until the internal temperature of patties reaches at least 170° F (75° C). If you’re frying them as crumbles, cook until thoroughly browned.
12 patties, 6 servings
|Very low in sugar
Very high in selenium
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