Lamb Merguez Sausage Patties
Combine ground lamb with cumin, coriander, cinnamon, turmeric, garlic, and harissa sauce for a spicy, Merguez-style sausage perfect for burgers, breakfast, or any meal.
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 hot fire does it. Grilling a thick patty, 5 minutes per side or so, would either require lower fire as to not burn the surface, or would dry too much. I say if you don't have sheep casings just roll them into finger sized sausages and grill them for a short time over a really hot fire.
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!
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