Turkey Fennel Sausage Patties

Yield: 6 servings.

BYOC: Trying to cut calories? You can also make this with all white meat turkey. 


  • 2 tablespoons garlic olive oil, divided
  • 1 medium shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 pound ground dark meat turkey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground fennel, lightly crushed
  • 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a 12-inch nonstick skillet over moderate heat, heat 1 tablespoon oil until hot but not smoking. Cook shallot, stirring occasionally, until soft about 3 to 4 minutes.   Let cool.
  2. In a medium bowl combine the turkey, fennel, red pepper flakes. Season with salt and pepper and mix well.  Using moist hands form turkey into 2-inch patties, making 12 total.
  3. Heat 1/2 tablespoon oil in a nonstick skillet over moderate heat until hot but not smoking. Working in two batches, cook 6 patties until golden brown, turning once, about 6 to 8 minutes total.  Repeat with remaining patties.  Serve immediately.