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Rabbit Breakfast Sausage

 Rabbit Breakfast Sausage
As a palate-pleasing alternative to traditional pork sausage, my husband and I created this lower-fat version. It's moist, flavorful and delicious. We especially enjoy it for breakfast or brunch. —Carol Heuschkel, Winsted, Connecticut
8 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling Cook: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 dressed and boned rabbit (6 pounds), cut up
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons rubbed sage
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons white pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup finely chopped peeled tart apple
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Cover and
  • refrigerate overnight. In a food processor, process the mixture in
  • small batches until coarsely ground. Stir in apple.
  • Shape into 16 patties, 3 in. each. Heat oil in a skillet; cook
  • patties over medium heat for 5 minutes on each side or until sausage
  • is browned and meat is no longer pink. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 403 calories, 18 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 151 mg cholesterol, 655 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 54 g protein.