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3/1/12 9:49 P

Thanks everyone! I already made the "sausage" but I know I will again. I ended up putting in oregano instead of fennel.

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3/1/12 4:50 P

Got this recipe from I use turkey rather than beef but I'm fairly confident any kind of ground meat would work. The recipe calls for two pounds & only eight patties. I prefer them to be smaller and thinner; but of course that's just personal preference. Hope you like it.

Another thing you can do is mix all the ingredients except the meat & use 1/8 of it for every four oz of meat as you need it.

Bon appetite!

PGREENE3 Posts: 302
3/1/12 2:36 P

fennel seeds, black pepper, onion powder and garlic powder.

RICCILYNN Posts: 2,454
2/28/12 4:38 P

last weekend I was craving sausage gravy but didnt have any sausage to make but I did have a chunk of leftover meatloaf... I put that in my pan, broke it up into small bits and added a generous amount of poultry seasoning, pepper, and garlic powder. Then I proceeded to work from there to make my gravy. It wasn't quite the same but it made an adequate substitute...

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2/28/12 9:40 A

I know you're probably done with your sausage but I always add ground sage. It adds a rich, earthiness that I just love.

2/25/12 11:06 P

I LOVE parsnips. That is a great idea. Thank you :)

KELEKONA Posts: 605
2/25/12 9:57 P

I've always thought of fennel as the texture. If grinding the seeds into powder isn't good, the wikipedia article on fennel seems full of ideas, from using different parts of the plant to substituting with anise.

That, or you could get really creative. Leave the fennel completely out. Add something random from the spice cabinet. I'd try finely grated parsnip perhaps... or rolled oats soaked in the juice of apple and or carrot, or perhaps a dash of anisette liquor.

Actually, yes, buy a parsnip and taste a sliver to see if it's a substitute for fennel.

2/25/12 9:32 P

Hi guys, tomorrow I'm making a recipe that calls for bulk Italian sausage. I can't eat sausage because it makes me ill. So I thought about using ground turkey and just adding sausage type seasonings. This is what I found for one pound of ground meat...

1/2 tsp salt
3 1/2 tsp paprika
2/3 tsp garlic powder
1/3 tsp fennel seeds
1 tsp ground black pepper

I'd rather not have to buy fennel seeds, they are kind of gross. Can anyone think of a substitution?

Thank you very much for any thoughts :)

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