turkey sausage with bacon
In the fall, especially after thanksgiving, you can get some really good deals on turkey parts. Today I got three turkey legs for just $3. They had hardly any skin, so I added some of my home-made bacon for flavour & fat. Fried into patties with fresh biscuits, salad and steamed cauliflower was a perfect dinner. The organic cauliflower cost more than the sausages!
2 lbs turkey chunks
4 slices bacon
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
1 tsp chopped sage
3/4 tsp dried, ground ginger
1/4 tsp cayenne (to taste)
Mix the turkey chunks with chopped bacon and all the seasonings. Put them in the freezer for just a few minutes to make them easier to grind, then grind everything together using a medium-fine disk.
Form into patties and sauté until cooked right through.
By the way, this can be done with pre-ground turkey, so long as you chop the bacon very very finely before adding it with the herbs & spices.
ramblings of Nicole Narbonne