Recipe: Turkey-Apple Sausage

Andrew Wilen and Alyssa Gorelick with Chef Alyssa's Kitchen came to talk about their hands-on cooking classes.

Chef Alyssa's Kitchen offers 5 different ability levels, with all of the classes held inside Atherton Market in South End on Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday evenings.

The two made turkey-apple sausage for WBTV:

Turkey-Apple Sausage

Makes 8 Patties

2-4 teaspoons coconut oil

1 small yellow onion, diced

1 medium sweet apple, such as Gala or Honey-Crisp, peeled and diced

1 pound ground turkey

1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh sage

1 tablespoon packed light brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon fennel seed, toasted and chopped

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

  1. Heat 2 tsp coconut oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.  Add onion and cook, stirring, until beginning to soften, about 2 minutes. Add apples and cook, stirring, 2 more minutes. Transfer to a large bowl and cool for 5 minutes. Wipe out the pan.
  2. Add chicken, sage, sugar, fennel, salt and pepper to the bowl with the apples and onions. Gently mix to combine.
  3. Place 1 tsp coconut oil over medium heat. Scoop about ¼ cup of the sausage mix into 4 portions in the pan, flattening each into a 3-inch patty. Cook until the patties are browned, flip and continue cooking until cooked through, about 3 minutes per side, adjusting the heat as necessary to prevent burning. Heat more oil and repeat this process with the remaining sausage mix.