If you remember my last post, I referred to the copious amounts of ham that I have. On top of that, as Spring is in full swing, so is the preparation of our garden. With the sugar snap peas, onions, lettuce, broccoli, beets and radishes in the ground, there is still much to do. So today’s lunch was born of what contents were in my refrigerator. It was an excellent lunch that my honey said was, “quite tasty”.
Turkey Sausage Cordon Bleu
4 links of uncooked turkey sausage (you can also use regular hot or sweet pork sausage)
4 slices of deli ham (or from a ham you have left over)
2 thick slices Muenster cheese
2 pads of herb butter
Begin by squeezing the sausage from its casing into a bowl. Form into four equal size patties. Place one slice of ham on each patty and one slice of cheese making sure not to go over the edges. Place a pad of herb butter on two of the four patties.
Form the patty without the butter onto the patty with butter to enclose and seal ham, cheese and butter in the inside. Heat skillet and on low heat, cook patties on one side about 5 minutes and then flip to other side for 5 minutes. Flip patties back over and cook covered for 5 more minutes then flip and repeat. Turn off heat and allow patties to rest an additional 5 minutes. Serve with a salad or on a roll. I topped these patties today with caramelized onions. It is messy but delicious!