Spicy Turkey Breakfast Patties

Spicy Turkey Breakfast Patties

1-1/4 pounds ground turkey
1/2 cup minced onion
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes, crushed
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons dried bread crumbs
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Combine all the ingredients except the oil in a large mixing bowl, and stir well but do not overmix. Cover, and refrigerate for 1 hour. Shape the turkey mixture into twelve patties about 2-1/2 inches in diameter. Heat the oil in a large skillet, and brown the patties, over medium heat, on both sides, about 2 minutes per side. Then reduce the heat to medium low, cover the skillet, and cook, turning the patties occasionally, until they are crisp and cooked through, about 6 minutes. (You may have to do this in two batches.) Serve immediately.
Yield: 12 patties