Recipe

Chicken, Apple, Herb Breakfast Sausage

  • Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup grated Fuji or McIntosh apple
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground chicken
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1 tablespoon chopped thyme
  • 1 tablespoon chopped sage
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 5 eggs
  • Chives, to garnish

Directions

  • In a large, heavy skillet heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onions and apples and cook, stirring, for 3 to 4 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Remove from the pan and cool.
  • In a large bowl combine the chicken, pork, thyme, sage, salt and pepper. Add the cooled onion mixture and mix well.
  • On a plastic-covered surface, form the mixture into 8 (4-ounce) patties, about 3 inches in diameter each.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a 12-inch skillet over high heat. Add 4 patties to the pan and cook until golden brown, about 3 to 4 minutes per side. Remove from the pan and serve hot.
  • Melt the butter in a nonstick sauté pan over medium heat. When butter is melted, carefully crack the eggs into the pan. Cook for 4 minutes for sunny side up. Serve eggs with sausage and garnish with chives.