Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Burgers and Fries

Tonight I decided to put a healthy spin on traditional burgers and fries. So I made turkey burgers and baked sweet potato fries. The turkey burger recipe is a basic recipe I got from one of the ladies on a cooking board I frequent. They turned out very tasty!

Turkey Burgers


3 lbs. ground turkey

¼ c seasoned breadcrumbs

¼ c finely diced onion

2 egg whites, lightly beaten

¼ c chopped fresh parsley

1 clove garlic, peeled and minced

1 t salt

¼ t pepper

  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Form into 12 patties.
  • Cook patties in a medium skillet over medium, turning once, until heated through.
* I actually halved this recipe and made 4 larger patties instead of 6 smaller ones.

Sweet Potato Fries with Basil Salt
5 sweet potatoes, cut into about 1 by 5-inch "fries"
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Place the sweet potato "fries" on a foil-lined baking sheet and toss with the olive oil. Bake until golden, about 45 minutes.

Meanwhile combine the basil, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. In another small bowl combine the mayonnaise, garlic, and lemon juice, and stir to combine.

When the sweet potato fries come out of the oven, sprinkle with the basil salt. Serve with the garlic mayonnaise alongside for dipping.

*The recipe calls for a garlic mayonnaise dipping sauce which I didn't make since we aren't really fans of mayo. Instead I sprinkled the potatoes with a little garlic powder for extra flavor.

Giada's recipe-foodnetwork.com http://tinyurl.com/2j9e75


MrsSisler said...

Yum! I've been wanting to try those Sweet Potato Fries, but we're not fans of mayo either. Maybe I'll give it a shot. Your blog looks great!

Elly said...

Looks great! We are getting turkey for turkey burgers next shopping trip so wish me luck :)