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Lamb Merguez Sausage Patties

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"Merguez sausage is not commonly stocked at the grocery store, so I decided to come up with an easy home version ."
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Ingredients

1 d 20 m servings 268
Original recipe yields 4 servings (4 patties)

Directions

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  1. Combine salt and fennel seeds in a mortar and pestle and pound until fine. Stir cumin, cinnamon, coriander, turmeric, and garlic cloves into the salt mixture and continue grinding to form a thick paste. Stir in harissa sauce and tomato paste until combined.
  2. Combine ground lamb and the spice paste together with a fork in a large bowl. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Form sausage into patties. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook patties until no longer pink inside, 5 to 8 minutes per side, depending on the size of the patties.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • To serve as burgers, top with sliced cucumbers, tomatoes, and crumbled feta in a toasted bun.
  • This recipe calls for 2 tablespoons of Chef's John's Harissa Sauce recipe.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 268 calories; 19.2 2.8 19.9 76 718 Full nutrition

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I cannot thank you enough for creating and posting this recipe! My husband is from the South of France where they eat merguez frites and merguez sandwiches as frequently as we eat cheeseburgers...

Most helpful critical review

We didn't like the flavoring at all. I made it twice, first with lamb and them with a chicken/turkey/beef mix. Something in the spice mix that we just didn't care for.

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We didn't like the flavoring at all. I made it twice, first with lamb and them with a chicken/turkey/beef mix. Something in the spice mix that we just didn't care for.

I cannot thank you enough for creating and posting this recipe! My husband is from the South of France where they eat merguez frites and merguez sandwiches as frequently as we eat cheeseburgers...

I was looking for a recipe for lamb to hide some of the lamb flavor and this worked very well, but had to change it for what I had in my kitchen. I made it with out the turmeric and Harisa sauce...

The mix is fine, but grilling it into large patties is a bad idea... real merguez are tiny, thinner than a hot dog sausage and half as long, so grilling them a couple minutes on each side over a...

Wonderful flavors!

Amazing burgers! Followed recipe exactly.

It is very good. Yes I will make it again.

This recipe is great, I made it with pretty much no alterations. I have made it twice now and the second time, I saw that they had some Merguez sausage at Whole Foods, where I was buying my la...

One of the best burgers we've grilled. The spices pop and using the ground lamb adds a welcome wrinkle to the tried and true. We eat a lot of Moroccan dishes, tho, so that probably helped.