Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Chicken Sausage Patties- #CrazyIngredientChallenge

It's time for another Crazy Ingredient Challenge. This month the ingredients chosen were Onion and Gingerbread spice. I was very excited, because these spices are found in Tourtiere, and growing up when my parents would make tourtiere, they would also make beef sausages with chopped onion in them. So, I knew I wanted to make something similar, while taking on this challenge.

I did switch it up a bit, using chicken instead of pork and beef. Also we don't season our tourtiere with ginger, but I went with fresh ginger, for my sausage patties. After pan frying the patties, I deglazed the pan with some chicken stock. I was planning on making a pan sauce, but I decided to add sour cream to thicken the sauce, rather than a rue. The result paired fantastically with the chicken, onion, and spices. The sausage patties reminded me of my childhood, but the sauce brought new life to a dish I remember so well. I served it with rice, to soak up all that YUMMY sauce.

Chicken Sausage Patties

1 lb extra lean ground chicken
1/2 large onion, minced
1-inch fresh ginger, grated
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp coarse sea salt
fresh ground pepper
1 Tbs Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 C chicken stock
1 C sour cream

In a bowl, combine ground chicken with chopped onion, fresh ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ground cloves, sea salt, Worcestershire sauce and pepper. Using a medium cookie scoop, form into patties.

Preheat plive oil in a large skillet over med high heat. Cook patties until nicely browned, about 5 minutes. Flip and continue to cook for another 5 or so minutes; until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F. Remove patties from skillet, to a plate.

Deglaze pan with chicken stock, scraping up all the brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Bring to a boil and simmer 5 minutes, until stock reduces slightly. Return patties to the pan and cook until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F. Remove pan from heat and gently stir in sour cream.

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BecHeflin said...

What a fabulous recipe and great use of the crazy ingredients, Cindy!

Kelster said...

This looks great. What exactly is tourtiere?

Cindy Jamieson said...

Thanks Kelster! Tourtiere is a French Canadian dish also known as meat pie. In my family, we use a combination of beef and pork, with spices like cloves, cinnamon and allspice. Then the cooked meat is turned into a pie. YUM!

swirlsandspice.com said...

These chicken patties sound delicious. Great job mastering this challege!

Bernadette said...

These sound good!

Miz Helen said...

Hi Cindy,
I love your Sausage Patties, they look awesome! Thanks so much for sharing your great recipe with Full Plate Thursday and enjoy your Thanksgiving week!
Come Back Soon
Miz Helen