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Turkey Sausage, Sage, Thyme, and Apple (M)
Source: "Morning Glories," by Sharon Kebschull Barrett
Yield: Approximately 1-1/4 pounds

2 tsp. minced sage leaves
1 tbsp. minced thyme leaves
1 lb. ground turkey (if possible, use half dark meat and half white meat)
2 tsp. coarse salt
1/2 packed cup, dried apples, minced
1 small cooking apple, such as Granny Smith, peeled and grated
Pinch of ground cinnamon (this does NOT have to be fresh, thankfully)
1 tbsp. maple syrup
1 tsp. canola or olive oil, or more, for frying

In a medium owl, with a rubber spatula, stir together the all the ingredients other than the oil.

Form mixture into 15 3" patties.

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook on each side about 3 to 4 minutes, until golden and cooked through.

Serve hot. Sausage can be cooked ahead and gently reheated in a 300°F oven or a microwave.

Poster's Notes:
Another one from Barrett's "Morning Glories. This one sounds more like what I would use to stuff an acorn squash in autumn. BTW, both of these recipes are to be made with fresh herbs. She does not give an adaptation for using dried so if that's all you have, you'll have to experiment a little. (So will I, on this one....) And while the instructions don't specify it, I think letting it sit a few minutes before cooking to let the flavors mingle can only make it better.

Posted by Gypsy/Phyllis Wilson

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A