20 January 2013

Homemade Turkey Sausage Patties With Potato Hash for Slow Sundays

Homemade Turkey Sausage Patties With Potato Hash

Welcome back to my kitchen my friends where I indulge my culinary cravings and experiment to my hearts content. On a cold, blustery day like today I continue to embrace our  S-l-o-w Sunday feature here at More Than Burnt Toast. I hope you'll pull up a cozy chair and join me a while. I have a place set for you at my table. Let me make you a steaming mug of chai tea or your favourite "joe" and a virtual breakfast just as you like it. 

Whenever the mood hits us we will highlight breakfast and brunch ideas that allow us to explore all that a leisurely morning can offer. In my home Sunday is the day for putting my feet up. No matter which 
S-l-o-w Day you can manage the day should be s-l-o-w, no rushing around, no big errands, just taking your time and mozying along. My idea of enjoying a Sunday morning is to have a warm cup of tea and a long and lovingly prepared breakfast.  Any time spent in the kitchen is time well spent! 

Today with an Arctic breeze blowing outside I felt the need for the hug of comfort and nostalgia. As a child I remember sausage patties for breakfast on special occasions served with heaping plates of pancakes, crispy bacon and hash brown potatoes. Not the heart-friendly breakfasts of today but something abandoned for consumption on weekends when time is a luxury. To lighten up these patties I used ground turkey with all the flavourings of sausage links and a hint of fennel. My personal preference is patties over links since they do not escape all over the pan. If you would like I can add a perfectly poached egg on top. The potatoes were a highlight for me with their crispy perfection. Whether I am entertaining family or friends or am going solo breakfast on the weekend is a highlight of the day.

**Homemade Turkey Sausage Patties** 
1 pound ground turkey
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon dried sage, crumbled
3/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried fennel, crushed
Pinch of ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 large egg white
2 teaspoons vegetable oil

Mix together the ground turkey, garlic, sage, thyme, fennel, nutmeg, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl. Add the egg white and combine thoroughly. Cover and chill for at least 15 minutes.

To easily form the sausage patties, rinse your hands in cold water. Divide the mixture into eighths and shape each portion into a 2 1/2-inch disk. Patties can be made to this point and refrigerated or frozen until ready to use.

Heat a skillet over high heat, and then swirl in the oil. Fry the sausages on both sides until completely cooked through and golden brown, about 4 minutes per side. Drain and serve immediately. Sausage patties can be fully cooled, wrapped, and frozen for microwave reheating.

 **Potato Hash with Bell Peppers and Onions** 

 2 tablespoons olive oil
 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
 4 large or 6 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into ½” cubes
 1 onion, diced
 1 red bell pepper, diced
 2 teaspoon fresh parsley, chopped
 3 garlic cloves, minced
 Salt and pepper, to taste
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat the oil and butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add potatoes, toss to coat with oil, and place a lid on the pan. Allow the potatoes to cook covered for 10 minutes. 
Remove the lid and increase the heat to medium high. Add onion and bell pepper. Cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes and vegetables turn golden brown. 
Add the parsley and garlic; cook for 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with Parmesan and serve immediately.

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  1. A perfect Sunday meal! So comforting extremely flavorful.



  2. I would love to try these turkey sausage patties. I really like the sound of the fennel used in them. Of course, the stack of potatoes looks perfect with them.

  3. I would eat this meal anytime of day-It is perfect for a cold Sunday.


  4. it's definitely time for me to get more ground turkey.
    have you tried ground chicken?
    it's really god but sadly really expensive. i don't know why really, since turkey, chicken, you know same thing really.

  5. I like ground chicken too, and yes they seem to be much more expensive than beef.

  6. This is a great meal to wake up to on a weekend or lazy day. That sausage would be fabulous with a homemade biscuit too.

  7. I do love your slow Sundays, Val. This looks wonderful and your presentation is perfect. I don't spend nearly enough time setting up my photos!
    The turkey sausage is a winner!

  8. I've been having a hash craving lately. I should have thought to make this yesterday, a rare Sunday that I was home - and sadly feeling sick. Love your sausage. I am always looking for ways to spice up ground turkey!

  9. I need to dump the oatmeal and make this now. The arctic chill asks for this for sustenance. Will be doing it.

  10. I would never have thought of making my own sausages - such a great breakfast idea

  11. Looks like a perfectly delightful breakfast to me and I bet that turkey sausage gave off an amazing aroma! Probably drove the neighbors crazy!

  12. Now that looks like a scrumptious and flavourful meal...that side looks like you need another!
    I love ground chicken and turkey... and those patties look yummy, too - one of the few meats I can digest.

  13. That looks like a scrumptious meal - especially the side - looks like you should have another of those!! I love ground turkey AND chicken and these patties sound very flavourful, too - though I cannot eat meat, really, I know I could enjoy these! YUMMERS!

  14. I would love this meal Val. Sunday breakfast is an important part of our week. It is so nice to have a time for special meals. Yours is one to try for sure. Love the turkey sausage. Here's to Sunday!

  15. Wow, looks delicious, I love potatoes,I would make it tonight. Thanks for saving me:)

  16. while i'm partial to pork sausage, i wouldn't turn away a turkey sausage such as this--great recipe! the taters look terrific too.

  17. I'm not a big fan of ground turkey but this recipe looks like it has lots of flavor (and I know it's healthier than pork). What a lovely meal for a stay at home Sunday.

  18. These patties look so good and free of guilt. They would even make great sliders.

    Great idea, especially since I am trying to cut out the fatty foods after a heavy holiday.

  19. That potato hash looks amazing! I can always go for that on a nice weekend morning!

  20. What a great idea to make one's own turkey sausage (that I always buy from a store)! And those potatoes, Val, are gorgeous! My kind of Sunday morning too!


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