Thursday, June 10, 2010

Turkey Italian Sausage Sandwiches

Yikes. So, it's been a week since my last post. In my defense, I have been out of town for several days. And before I went out of town, I wanted to get my house cleaned and our laundry washed because no one likes coming home to a messy house! I cleaned this place from top to bottom, inside and out! I love when my house is clean! I'd much rather Mr. Z clean it than me, but you know, sometimes you gotta' do what you gotta' do!

Anyway, since I've been back in town, I haven't been cooking that much because we have had so much going on (two evening meetings this week so far and Mr. Z working late one night). So, that has left us with one home cooked meal for this week so far- last night.

I have been wanting to try to make Italian sausage for a while. I Googled a recipe and found this one, which I made with turkey instead of pork. I didn't feel like messing with the casings last night, so I decided to make them into patties and eat them like you would a burger. Mr. Z really liked these; I just thought they were okay. I thought it had way too much fennel. I will probably try these again, but next time I think I'll follow the recipe and use pork. Also, I'll play around with the spices a little.

Turkey Italian Sausage Sandwiches
from, written as I made it

1 lb. ground turkey
1/2 tbsp. salt
1/2 tbsp. ground fennel seeds
3/4 tbsp. sweet paprika
1/2 tbsp. finely minced garlic
1/2 tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1 1/2 tbsp. red wine vinegar

Mix all ingredients together well. Divide into four equal pieces and press into patties. Over medium-high heat, cook patties for about 7 minutes on each side, or until done in the middle. Serve on buns with cheese.


  1. Oooh I've never made my own sausage! Sounds delish :) Maybe it would be good with ground chicken too?

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