Turkey sausage gives you leaner breakfast treat

March 18, 1992|By Nancy Byal | Nancy Byal,Better Homes and Gardens Magazine

When you buy breakfast sausage, you may find that up to 80 percent of its calories come from fat. Fortunately, you can skip much of that fat, without missing out on sizzling sausage texture and flavor, by making your own turkey sausage patties. This recipe uses the leanest turkey meat of all, skinless breast, so only 12 percent of the calories are fat calories. To make sure you're starting with really low-fat ground turkey, ask your butcher to grind the turkey breast meat for you.

Turkey-apple sausage

Makes 4 servings.

1 egg white

1/4 cup soft bread crumbs

1/4 cup finely chopped peeled apple

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground sage

1/8 teaspoon pepper

1/2 pound ground raw turkey breast or lean ground raw turkey

In a medium mixing bowl beat the egg white slightly with a fork. Stir in bread crumbs, apple, salt, sage and pepper. Add ground turkey; mix well. Shape into eight small patties, about 2 1/2 inches in diameter.

Place sausage patties on the unheated rack of a broiler pan. Broil 4 to 5 inches from the heat for 4 minutes. Turn and broil for 4 to 5 minutes more or until no longer pink. Pat sausage patties with paper towels.

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