Homemade Fennel Sausage
These fennel-scented sausage patties have all of the delicious flavors of a good Italian pork sausage with way, way less fat.
  • 2 slices (1 ounce each) white sandwich bread
  • 6 ounces turkey breast cutlet, cut into chunks
  • 2 ounces lean pork loin, cut into chunks
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 large egg white, beaten

    1. Preheat the broiler. In a food processor or blender, process the bread just until coarse crumbs form. Transfer the crumbs to a large bowl.

    2. Add the turkey and pork chunks to the processor (no need to clean the bowl) and process until coarsely ground, about 30 seconds.

    3. Add the ground meat to the breadcrumbs along with the fennel, sage, orange zest, salt, pepper, and egg white, mixing thoroughly.

    4. Shape the mixture into 8 round, flat patties. Broil the sausage patties 6 inches from the heat, turning once, until cooked through, about 6 minutes.

    Nutritional Information
    Per patty: 54 calories, 1.2g total fat (.4g saturated), 14mg cholesterol, .2g dietary fiber (0g soluble), 4g carbohydrate, 6g protein, 204mg sodium.

    Date Published: 09/19/2005 > Printer-friendly Version
    8 patties

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