Turkey Apple Sausage Bites
Can I be honest? I was not looking forward to this month’s themed Kosher Connection post when I learned our themed ingredient was apple, but that’s the beauty of our monthly roundups. They push us to be creative and make something that we may never have thought of. These turkey apple sausage bites took less than 25 minutes from start to finish — including cleaning the dishes.
My wife picked up these apples at the Overland Park Farmer’s Market. It’s the highlight of her week and the kids know that Wednesday is market day. I did a quick look for a turkey sausage recipe that I could learn from and came across these by the Nourishing Gourmet. I was out of all spice so I combined some spices in that realm of flavor.
The other difference between my recipe and the one I found is that I used fresh apples that I diced my food chopper. I just cut the apple into eight and the little chopper went to town! Mixing the ingredients took moments, and although I used turkey thighs, you could likely make these with turkey breast meat and be mindful not to over-cook them so they don’t dry out.
Turkey Apple Sausage Patties
You will need the following ingredients
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 1 apple, chopped
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon each of thyme, ginger, cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon
- 3 or 4 sage leaves, chopped finely
- Coconut oil for cooking
Combine all the ingredients. Mix well. Use a teaspoon to shape.
Place a skillet on a high heat, melt some coconut oil and spoon your sausage bites into the hot oil. Fry on each side for five or six minutes or until golden brown. If they are crispy on the outside but looking raw in the middle, put in the oven at 350 degrees for ten to fifteen minutes to finish cooking.
These seriously simple sausage bites re-heat well and you could serve them as an appetizer to dip in hummus or drizzle them with tahini. Ketchup or BBQ Sauce would also be acceptable! Check out the rest of the submission to this month’s kosher connection below.