Sausage I Swear By!

When I lived in Chicago last year, one thing I learned to do — pretty well, if I do say so myself, was cook. Since I worked and lived around people who followed what is called the Paleo Diet, my ability to cook, broil, fry, etc. meats became a skill I quickly picked up. And while I’m all about the fruits and veggies — being a former vegetarian, I learned to appreciate meat a lot more when I learned to control and create the flavors of for my beef, chicken, fish, lamb and ground turkey dishes from scratch.

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Speaking of ground turkey, below is one of my most FAVORITE dishes I mastered making.
And as the title reads, I do in fact swear by it!
I’d make these sweet, taste-bud satisfying sausages on Sunday evenings, and the whole double batch would be gone by Tuesday morning!

And thanks to the cookbook Nom Nom Paleo by authors Michelle Tam and Henry Fong, I have the recipe right here — with photos provided by myself, which show what mine look like when I make them!

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Maple Sausage Patties – Nom Nom Paleo:
2lbs Ground Turkey
2 Tablespoons Maple Syrup
1 TableSpoon Kosher Salt
1 teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper
2 teaspoons Minced Fresh Sage
1 teaspoon Minced Fresh Thyme
1/2 teaspon Minced Fresh Rosemary
1/2 teaspon Ancho Chile Powder
2 tablespoons Ghee or fat of choice

How to Make’em:

  1. Place the ground turkey in a large bowl and pour the maple syrup on top. Sprinkle the the remaining ingredients on top, with the exception of the ghee or your choice of fat.
  2. Use your hands to gently mix everything together; be careful not to overwork the meat or it will be tough.
  3. Shape and form the ground turkey into sixteen 2-inch patties, about 3/4-inch thick.
  4. Melt a tablespoon of the fat in a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. In two batches, cook the sausage patties for about 4 minutes on each side. They will get dark brown and feel firm when cooked through. Serve hot with additional maple syrup.
    5. Bon Appetite and Enjoy!
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    Leave a comment if you tried these out yourself and let me know how they turned out!IMG_0212IMG_0219IMG_025469-2

Next week, I’ll be putting up my ‘made famous in high-school’ chocolate chip recipe!
Make sure to swing by and check in!

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