Who knows what is really in commercially made sausage these days? When in doubt, I always like to make my own healthy version to make sure I’m eating something chemical free.
- 1 lb ground chicken
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 1 large apple, peeled and diced fine
- 3 T sweet onion, minced 3 T pure maple syrup, grade A or B (use grade B if you prefer a strong maple flavor)
- 1 tsp thyme
- 1-2 tsp fennel seed, to taste
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp sage
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tsp sea salt, to taste
Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Form 16 patties from the mixture. You can size the patties to your taste.
Fry the patties in a skillet for about 15 min until golden brown. I used a George Foreman grill because my skillet was being used to make an omelet.
Drain sausage patties on paper towel if necessary.
Store any cooled leftover sausage in the freezer for a future impromptu breakfast.
Note: If you would like to use ground pork, ground beef, ground buffalo or even venison, it would also taste great in this recipe.