Turkey, Apple and Fresh Sage Sausage Patties

Sometimes it is fun to switch things up a bit.  A couple of nights ago we had my daughter’s friend over for movie night and decided to have them put on their pajamas get cuddly on the floor with pillows and blankets and watch Big.  So, a breakfast for dinner sounded like a great idea seeing we had our pj’s on.

The inspiration came from a Chicken and Apple Sausage recipe from Living Tastefully.  I did a couple of things differently, like I box grated the apples and the onion for a more combined texture.  I added some quick cooking dry oatmeal to act as a binder and I added some fennel because I feel all good sausage should have some fennel in it.  Then I thought maple syrup would add a great sweet undertone to the savory flavors already going on in this sausage.  If I wasn’t cooking for the kids, I would add some red pepper flakes, just to really balance everything out.  All the kiddies gobbled these up and then we went back to being cuddle bugs on the floor watching the movie.  Good times!

Turkey, Apple and Fresh Sage Sausage Patties – Makes 10-12 Patties

  • 1.25 lbs of Ground Turkey 93% Lean
  • 1/2 small Yellow Onion grated on a box grater
  • 2 small Apples (I prefer Granny Smith) peeled and grated on a box grater
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped Fresh Sage
  • 1 tsp Fennel Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Poultry Seasoning
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 cup uncooked Quick Cooking Oats
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp Maple Syrup
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  1. Put a saute pan on medium-high heat and add the olive oil.  When it warms up add the grated apples and onions.  Saute till soft and till some of the moisture is cooked out of them.  Turn off the heat add the maple syrup and let this mixture cool for 10 minutes before you add it to the raw ground turkey.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the ground turkey, oats, fennel seed, poultry seasoning, salt, pepper, garlic powder, fresh sage and cooled maple glazed apple and onion mixture.  Stir well to combine.  Form 10-12 round patties.
  3. Re-heat the saute pan to medium heat.  Spray with a non-stick cooking spray and cook the turkey patties six at a time until they are cooked all the way through and do not have any pink in them.

I served mine with some scrambled eggs and a simple fruit salad of bananas and strawberries.  Now go and make a family dinner of your own…Clink!

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