Chicken Apple Breakfast Sausage

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“This was not my favorite dish of the class, but it was a very close second. The best breakfast sausage I have ever tried! Eating raw meat is a HUGE NO NO - so to make sure you have added enough salt and/or seasoning, fry up a small piece of the sausage mixture to taste before you make the whole batch. This recipe will make 8 good sized patties or 16 small patties. These patties can be seared in a skillet, placed on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and popped into a 400ºF oven for 10 min or so to finish the cooking.”

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  1. In a large, heavy skillet heat 2 Tbs of olive oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the onions and apples.
  3. Cook, stirring for 3-4 min or until onions have softened.
  4. Add the garlic and cook for 30 sec to 1 minute.
  5. Remove from the heat and cool.
  6. In a large bowl combine the chicken, pork, thyme, sage, salt and pepper.
  7. Add the cooled onion mixture and mix well.
  8. At this point take a small piece of the mixture and cook in a skillet with a little vegetable oil, taste to test the salt and seasoning - add more is necessary.
  9. On a plastic-covered surface, form the mixture into 8 good sized patties or 16 smaller patties.
  10. Heat 2 Tbs of vegetabel oil in a 12-inch skillet over high heat.
  11. Add 4 patties (or more if smaller) to the pan and cook until golden brown, about 3-4 min per side.
  12. Place cooked patties in a warm oven while you cook the rest of the patties.
  13. Add more oil if necessary and continue cooking patties in the same manner.

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