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Turkey Breakfast Sausage Recipe
We enjoy good sausage sandwiches at our house. Pork sausage is available at a low cost in pre-cooked patties. Turkey sausage is quite a bit more expensive in our area. So, we decided to cut our costs and make our own turkey breakfast sausage.
We bought ground turkey for under two dollars per pound. Then, we added common spices that we have around the house. A dash of olive oil for juiciness, and our turkey breakfast sausage was born. This recipe is easy to make, and it makes a lot of sausage for less than six dollars. If there are seasonings that you would prefer, just add those, instead of the ones that we used.
Turkey Breakfast Sausage Recipe
2 teaspoons sage
½ teaspoon thyme
½ teaspoon marjoram
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
½ teaspoon onion salt
½ teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon sea salt
2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoons brown sugar
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 pounds ground turkey (Do not use all white meat ground turkey. I buy the Kirkwood brand from ALDI.)
Mix the seasonings in a small bowl and set aside. In a large bowl, add the olive oil and the ground turkey. Sprinkle one-fourth of the seasonings onto the turkey. Mix well. Repeat by adding one-third of the remaining seasonings. Then, mix well. Divide the remaining seasonings in half and mix two more times.
Check your seasonings. Put a tablespoon full of the sausage mixture on a microwavable plate. Microwave on high until it is no longer pink. You can cover the plate with a paper towel to prevent splattering. After the sausage has cooled, taste it for seasonings. Adjust to your taste.
After mixing, let the sausage mixture sit in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours or up to overnight. This allows the flavors of the seasonings to infuse into the meat.
Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Make thin patties using 1/4 cup of sausage per pattie. Pat the sausages down until they are very thin. Each pattie should be about 4 inches across. They will shrink and thicken during baking. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 25-30 minutes. After 15 minutes, pull the baking sheets out of the oven and turn the patties. Put the baking sheets back into the oven, and finish baking the sausage patties. An instant read thermometer should show 165 degrees F when it is inserted into the middle of the pattie. There should be no pink on any pattie. This recipe will make 20-24 sausages.
Let the patties cool on the parchment paper lined pan. After the patties and baking pan have cooled, remove the parchment paper. Then, place the patties in a single layer on a the cooled baking sheet and freeze. Transfer the frozen patties to a plastic freezer bag. To thaw 1-2 patties, place them on a small plate or inside a paper towel and microwave the patties at 50% power for 1 minute. Turn the patties over and repeat for 30 seconds more, or until they are heated through.
These patties are tasty on an English muffin, croissant, or biscuit with a little mayo or some melted cheese. If you want to make a hearty sandwich, fry an egg and combine it with the melted cheese and sausage pattie on a fresh roll. Add lettuce and tomato, and you will have some good eatin'.
Would you post your sausage sandwich ideas in the BellaOnline Sandwiches Forum? If you do some different spicing for your turkey sausage, would you share that, too? Looking forward to hearing from you!
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