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What to do with apple chicken sausage

I got suckered in by a tasting at my grocery store. It's delicious sausage. Any suggestions how to prepare or what to pair it with??
Thanks! :)

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  1. Try to incorporate it into sauteed cabbage, onions and apples. Bet it would be delicious.....any distinctive seasonings with the sausage (e.g. fennel)?

    1. http://www.aidells.com/recipes

      When I have apple chicken sausage I refer to this site for recipe and inspiration. The last recipe I made was with their sausage and veggie skewers; atichokes and red peppers. It was very tasty.

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      1. re: HillJ

        Hey - that's the brand that was demo-ing!! There's lots of great options on the site - thanks!

        1. re: CurlieGlamourGirlie

          It's a really good brand and their co. website recipe file is really terrific. Enjoy!

      2. Delicious is an understatment. I remember thinking I'd never stomach a chicken sausage, but even a less flavorful one is impossible to refuse. You'll be hooked for life, now ;)

        A very basic way of enjoying them is just to pan fry and serve for breakfast with french toast or pancakes and eggs. I cook them quite dark, I love them almost carmelized. It never hurts if a little syrup gets on them!

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        1. re: mlou72

          Whoa, that's a great idea. I've always looked away from apple chicken sausage,
          but I think I will try some for breakfast with a drizzle of maple syrup and pancakes.
          I'm salivating thinking about this !!

          1. re: mlou72

            Definitely a great breakfast sausage! I'd saute it in slices, caramelize onions and make a frittata. Maybe throw some chunks of goat cheese on top. And apple cinnamon pancakes on the side! (Throw in some nutmeg or cardamom for extra spice)... I'm making this for dinner tonight!

          2. find the recipe online for the world's best braised cabbage from Molly Stevens, brown the sausages and throw them on at the end. to die for. have a big dollop of horseradish on the side.

            1. I use them to make a creamy pasta sauce but removing the meat from the casing and then fry it. Carmelize an onion, add back meat and add cream. Cook until thickened. Pour over pasta. It's really simple but it's a go to dish I use alot.

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              1. re: TSAW

                Yes. Or incorporate it into mac n cheese to make a hearty casserole.

              2. In the same vein as what people have mentioned, I might fry and have with a lemon-braised fennel bulb and some tangy poppyseed red cabbage slaw. Good herby flatbread? A sturdy green, chiffonaded and cooked to your liking with some white beans? Roasted potatoes may go well, or a nice simple (roasted?) sweet potato soup. You could also top the latter with sausage crumble or with toasted walnut pieces, sage, feta..

                  1. Slice or dice and brown the sausage along with some onion. Include it in making a batch of hour favorite bread stuffing as you would for roasting a chicken or turkey, including some diced apple and moistening the bread with cider or applesauce. Halve acorn squash. Paint the cleaned cavity with melted butter and cider, mound full of the stuffing, and place into a baking pan with a quarter inch of water on the bottom (shave off the squash ends to keep them stable, if need be. Bake 45-60 minutes at 325-350 until squash is tender and the stuffing has a crust.

                    1. I like to sautee it in patty form in a bit of oil, then make a batch of fried apples and some biscuits. Makes a great "country" breakfast!

                      1. I make a chicken tortilla soup, except use the chicken sausage in place of bite size chicken.

                        1. One of my favorite quick suppers. Pan fry and serve on top of mashed potatoes with a green veg alongside. I like to dip forkfuls in dijon mustard.

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                          1. re: tcamp

                            I often serve kielbasa with mashed potatoes, or of late, mashed cauliflower. I'm drooling right now reading that description! :)

                            1. re: tcamp

                              Great suggestion! I will try this tonight for dinner and I have everything I need to make it! Thanks!

                            2. I've been browning it and then eating it sliced with cheese and crackers and fruit for dinner.

                              1. Cut into small pieces (or buy mini ones if available) and use instead of regular weiners for pigs in a blanket. I call them "chicks in a blanket." Serve with spicy brown mustard (Guldens!). Great for kids of all ages, for appetizers or lunch on a lazy day.

                                  1. My favourite is to grill it and serve it with sauerkraut and spicy mustard. The sour is so good with all the savory and sweet.

                                    Also excellent served as a patty in a breakfast sandwich, topped with a fried egg, fresh tomato and sharp cheddar.