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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Turkey Sausage Patties

OK, so my friends are reading the title of this post and saying..."What?!  She doesn't like sausage, why the heck is she trying a sausage recipe?  Needless to say, they are least for the moment.  And well, that's how I roll...I like to throw a little loop in now and then.  LOL.  It's true, I don't like sausage.  Not one bit.  Well, there was one time at a BBQ with friends, and my friend's Dad made homemade sausage, and that was good.  So maybe I should say that I don't like store bought sausage.  Or hot dogs...but that is a whole other story :-)  My boys, however, LOVE sausage, and whenever my parents make a trip south, my hubby always asks for a package of Jimmy Dean's.  

So, how is it that I came to here, trying a sausage recipe?  Well, on my last Costco run, I picked up some ground turkey.  Threw it in the freezer, and promptly forgot it was there.  Ground turkey isn't something that I often buy.  And it was in the freezer in the garage, I don't go in there very often.  The other day I remembered the ground turkey and thought, "Hmmm, I better find a recipe for that turkey."  Sit down, open a cookbook, and the book practically opens itself to a recipe for Turkey Sausage Patties, using, yes...ground turkey.  So there we have it...fate stepped in and here we are, trying this recipe.  Here it is:

Turkey Sausage Patties (Source: My Father's Daughter)
Turkey Sausage Patties aka Homemade Jimmy Dean's | Addicted to Recipes

1 pound ground turkey

2 teaspoons fennel seeds
Pinch of chili flakes
Pinch of cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon coarse salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 teaspoons fresh sage, finely chopped
4 teaspoons maple syrup
4 tablespoons olive oil

Crush together the fennel seeds, chili flakes, cayenne, salts and pepper. I used the back of a spoon and a bowl to crush the spices.  Set aside.

In a large bowl, mix together the ground turkey, sage, and maple syrup.  Mix well (get your hands in there!) - add in the spices, and continue to mix well.

Create small this patties from the mixture.  I made mine about 3" in diameter.  

Over medium heat, heat the olive oil in a skillet.  Cook the sausage patties for about 1 1/2 minutes each side, pressing down on the patty. 

Our kids LOVED these.  My hubby's first comment was, these aren't as salty (which in my mind, is a good thing!).  Hubby didn't love the fennel (next time I will put in a little less) and would have liked more pepper (so do-able!)...but the kids...the kids just loved these.  I thought they were OK, for sausages!


  1. I will make this again but the amount of sage in this recipe was too much. Next time I will use half the amount. This may seem a small thing but it totally ruined what I'm sure would have otherwise have been a great recipe. My family all agreed, too.

    1. It is always interesting to me how we all tweak recipes to suit our preferences, and how a little change can make such a big difference sometimes (sage for your family, fennel for us) - and often we hear of great ideas from others. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Thank you for sharing us your recipe. The food looks delicious and so attractive. I would like to try this one. You did a great job in explaining the process it so easy to understand.

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  4. I've always wanted to make my own sausage patties. Love how you made them healthier with ground turkey. I've been using ground turkey more and more lately. I must try this. Thanks for sharing.
    Renee - Kudos Kitchen By Rene

  5. Want to make this... just have to buy some fennel seeds.


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