If you’re avoiding pork or constantly brushing away horrifying suspicions of what’s really in your breakfast sausage (e.g. MSG, additives, organs…I’ll stop there), may I suggest making your own? I came across a recipe for breakfast sausage made entirely from ground turkey and spices. It has quickly become a favorite in our home. Not only does it taste great, we know exactly what we’re eating. If you try it, would you let me know what you think?
1.20 lb Ground Turkey
3/4 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Black Pepper
1/4 tsp Paprika
12-14 Fresh Sage Leaves, minced
Mix all ingredients together, shape into patties, and cook on medium to medium-high heat until browned and cooked through. I’ve enjoyed making larger batches and freezing the leftovers. Alternatively, you could freeze uncooked patties.
Note: I prefer using 93/7 ground turkey for this recipe. I find the 97/3, while leaner, too glaringly white to be appealing as sausage. If you can’t find fresh sage, you can substitute a heaping teaspoon of dried sage. The end result won’t be as good, but it’s still tasty (I did it myself this morning). Also, if you like spicy sausage, you can experiment with adding red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper.