Pork & broccolli sausages with apple sauce
Small children love to dip their food into sauce! You'll find they eat much more than usual because they are focusing on the dipping rather than the actual food. These sausages are great for little hands and the apple sauce is the perfect accompaniment.
Makes 15 mini sausages
1 small apple
250g free-range pork or chicken mince
½ cup fresh or dried breadcrumbs, or ground almonds
1 free-range egg
½ cup grated broccoli (discard stalk)
1 tablespoon finely chopped coriander or parsley leaves (optional)
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 apples, peeled and cored
⅔ cup water
- To make sausages, peel and grate carrot and apple. Use your hands to squeeze out and discard as much excess moisture as possible. Mix all ingredients (except olive oil) in a bowl using your hands. Take golf ball-sized amounts of mixture and roll between your hands to make little sausage shapes.
- Heat olive oil in a large non-stick or cast-iron fry pan on a medium heat. Cook sausages until golden and completely cooked through. Turn regularly to prevent charring. Turn down the heat to low if cooking too quickly.
- To make the apple sauce, cut apples into 1.5cm chunks. Place in a small pot with the water and cook, covered, on a medium heat until very soft. Puree until smooth or mash with a fork for a little more texture.
- Serve sausages with a little apple sauce for dipping.
Recipes and images extracted from YUM! by Nadia Lim, Annabel Inglis and dietitians Jenny Douglas and Lisa Daniels. Published by Nude Food Inc, RRP $55. Photography by Matt Quérée and Isabella Harrex.
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