Recipe by Chef John
"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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harissa, or to taste (see Ingredient note)
lean ground lamb
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. He made merguez for me once and now I'm hooked too! The only downside is that we have to go to this special import store to buy them and they are always frozen. I discovered your recipe and made merguez burgers for his birthday. This recipe is outstanding!!! The burgers taste like perfectly prepared merguez - super flavorful, juicy, and a little spicy! I'm making them again tonight, because we just can't get enough of them. Thank you again! I wish I could give you 10 stars!
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, and used a spice grinder to grind my fennel and coriander seeds. Since I didn't have the Harisa sauce and not likely to find it in my area I looked it up online and found it was some of the same spices we were already using and chili pepper seeds along with red bell peppers. I substituted a tablespoon of Cajun Spice for the hot spice and it worked well for us. We tested two different recipes to decide what to do with 22 pounds of ground lamb and mixed the two recipes, so it all went into the freezer as sausage.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Lamb Merguez Sausage Patties
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 171
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