This recipe is a deviation from a one-pan breakfast to more a one-pita breakfast. We will be making another breakfast recipe, something a little fun for everyone, which can be very creative if you make your own sausage for this recipe.
Yes, you heard me right — make your own sausage.
The sausage recipe is easy and uses chicken and apples to make nice sausage. Then you'll incorporate that into a breakfast pizza that will wake up a sleeping giant.
— Scott C. Anderson is associate food service director and chef with Shepherd University dining services in Shepherdstown, W.Va.
Chicken sausage patties
5 tablespoons butter
1 apple, favorite variety (peeled & small diced – you can substitute a pear)
2 shallots, minced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon crushed black pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon dried sage
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (less for a milder version)
1 pound boneless chicken breasts
1/2 pound bone-in chicken thighs
Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a cast iron skillet. Then add the apple, shallots and garlic. Cook over medium high heat, stirring until onion is translucent and tender. Remove from the pan, put into a large metal bowl, and set aside to cool.
Add salt, pepper, thyme, sage, cayenne pepper to onion mixture and blend well with your hands to combine. In a food processor or grinder, process chicken, grinding it until the mixture is the same ground consistency.
Add to the onion mixture and mix well until blended. Do not over mix, just enough until combined.