1 lb ground turkey
1½ teaspoon seasoning salt or smoked salt
1½ teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon garlic powder
pinch of clove
pinch of allspice
pinch of red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon sage
½ tablespoon of brown sugar
½ -1 teaspoon fennel seed (these are pretty strong)
1 teaspoon thyme
1 Tablespoon olive oil (option)
butter and olive oil f0r frying
Place ground turkey in a large bowl; set aside.
Mix together spices.
Add spices to ground turkey and mix until spices are evenly distributed throughout the meat.
Mix in olive oil if using. (this add extra moisture)
Shape turkey sausage into small patties.
Fry up a small sample patty to test out the seasonings. Adjust the seasoning if needed.
Heat a bit of olive oil and butter in a large skillet on medium heat.
Place sausages into the hot skillet and cook until until browned and the middle is no longer pink.
Cooking time will vary based on the thickness of the patty.
Be careful not to overcook or the sausages will be dry in texture.
Let sausage drain on paper towels.
Serve or freeze.
~TIPS~ Be sure to do a test patty before you fry up the entire batch. Adjust the seasonings if desired. Like a super bold sausage? Double all or some of the spices! DO NOT OVERCOOK! or the sausage will be dry in texture instead of juicy. Patties can be partially cooked and then frozen or cooked all the way and then frozen.
Adapted from: Divas Can Cook