Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Messy, Meaty, Marvelous Turkey Burgers!

This is not just a turkey burger. This is a messy, delicious, completely gluten and dairy free and seriously yummy. Word of warning, though, this is not a recipe for when you want a quick meal as the prep time is a bit extensive, but man... is it worth it!
I think I may have posted about this story before, but when I was in Paris a few years ago, we walked into this little hole in the wall eatery in Montmartre, where our hotel was. It was late, and we were in need of food, so we stopped in. This was before I knew 100% I was gluten and dairy free, but wow- they served a mean, messy, marvelous croque monsieur- c'etais magnifique! 

Messy, Meaty, Marvelous... Burgers
gluten and dairy free buns
500 g extra lean, minced turkey meat
2 egg whites
2 toasted gluten and dairy free slices of bread, crumbled (I like Kinnickinnick brand)
2 tbsp gluten and dairy free bread crumbs (I like Kinnickinnick panko-style crumbs)
2 tsp. paprika
2 tbsp. garlic powder
1 tbsp. onion powder
1 tbsp. onion flakes
1 tsp. parsley flakes
2 tsp. rosemary
1 1/2 tsp. thyme

3 russet potatoes, washed and peeled
1 clove garlic, minced
2 carrots, washed and peeled
other burger toppings
In large bowl, mix together first 11 ingredients until thoroughly combined. Add more bread crumbs if need be. Roll turkey mixture into patties and place ever on well-oiled barbecue or stove top pan. As patties start to cook, start on the potatoes.

Grate potatoes and carrots- use the large "hole" in the grater (can anybody think of a better way to say that?). Combine grated carrots and potatoes and take a handful and place on well-oiled stove top pan on medium heat to create hashbrown 'patty'. After 3-5 minutes, use a spatula to look at the underside of hashbrown 'patty' to confirm that it is a golden-brown colour. If so, flip hashbrown 'patty' over and sprinkle minced garlic over each hashbrown patty. Use spatula to check underside of hashbrown patty again after another 3-5 minutes.
Remember to check on your turkey burger patties, too!
Slather bun with vegan margarine, mayonnaise, or whatever you like on your burgers and place turkey patty on top. Place hashbrown patty on top of burger and top with toppings of your choice (a fried egg would be amazing on top!).

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