Spicy Turkey Sausage With Fennel Seeds



4 servings



1 lb. ground skinless turkey breast
2 egg whites, lightly beaten
1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs
3/4 tsp. crumbled dried sage
1/2 tsp. ground coriander
1/2 tsp. whole fennel seeds
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. dried marjoram
1/4 tsp. dried thyme
1/4 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
dash of grated nutmeg
1/4 tsp. ground red (cayenne) pepper (or dash if you like it less spicy)
Parsley springs for garnish


Combine ground turkey, egg whites, bread crumbs, sage, coriander, fennel seeds, salt, marjoram, thyme, paprika, black pepper, nutmeg and hot pepper in a medium size bowl. Form into 4 patties. Wet hands before making them, they are easier to form. Cook in a lightly oiled, medium size nonstick skillet 3 to 4 minutes, until lightly browned. Turn and brown remaining sides until patties are cooked through. Serve garnished with parsley. Makes 4 servings.

Author's Comments

If you like the taste of sausage, but need to cut back on fat, ground turkey breast offers a healthy substitute. A generous combination of herbs provides “sausage” flavor. I added ¼ tsp. more salt and 2 cloves of mashed garlic. Instead of 2 egg whites I added 1 whole egg. I used 60% whole wheat bread for the fresh bread crumbs, whizzed in my food processor.. My husband thought he was eating sausage.

The One-Day-at-a- Time Low-Fat Cookbook

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