Thursday, April 22, 2010

Breakfast Sausage

Gluten free, dairy free, no eggs, SCD legal
Sausage in the stores often has nitrites and MSG. Here is an easy recipe for your own breakfast sausage. Hands on time is about 45 minutes, if you cook the entire batch at once.
3 lbs ground turkey
1 Tbsp rubbed (powdered) sage
2 1/2 tsp salt
2 1/2 tsp ground black or green pepper
1 3/4 tsp marjoram
1/2 tsp savory
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp cayenne
Put turkey in a large bowl. Add all the other ingredients to the turkey. Knead the mixture (hands work best, but you can use a spoon) just long enough to mix spices evenly.
There are different ways you can cook the sausage:
Patties: Put a small amount of oil in a pan and fry until brown on both sides
Patties: Place patties on a rimmed baking sheet and bake at 350* for 10 min. Flip patties and bake for additional 10 min
Pieces: Cook in a skillet until browned, stirring and separating frequently
Uncooked sausage will keep in the fridge only for a day. You can freeze small raw packets for future use, but I recommend cooking the entire batch and then freezing it. I thaw cooked patties or ground sausage in the microwave for 30 sec and then put them in the skillet to finish cooking.