Thursday, August 7, 2014

Turkey Burgers and Zucchini Fries

I have the perfect recipe for you to try out this weekend! 

Since I was blessed with the world's largest zucchini, I needed to figure out a recipe to make! Zucchini fries came to mind. And what goes better with fries than...a burger! I came up with this burger 100% on the fly too! Definitely channeling my inner Top Chef.

Zucchini from another planet on the left....

YUM!

First things first, the fries!

What you'll need:
  • 1/2 large Zucchini, or 1 regular sized Zucchini (LOL)
  • 1/4 cup All Purpose Flour
  •  2 Eggs
  • 1 cup Italian Seasoned Bread Crumbs
What to do:
  1. Cut the zucchini in half, cut the half in half again. So you'll have 4 strips. Cut those strips into thirds so that you have a square "fry."
  2. Place strips in a baggie with flour. Shake them up. The flour will help absorb some of the water and help the breadcrumb coating stick. 
  3. Scramble the 2 eggs together in a shallow dish. Set breadcrumbs up on a flat plate.
  4. Roll zucchini strips in egg, then dip in breadcrumbs. Place on prepared sheet tray.
  5. Bake at 425 degrees for 13 minutes, remove, flip and bake 12 minutes longer.
  6. Serve with ketchup, pizza sauce or ranch as a dip! (Joe of course used Ranch!)
And the meat of the meal...Turkey Burgers!

Ingredients:
  • 1 pound Extra Lean Turkey Meat
  • 1/2 cup Barbecue Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Italian Seasoned Breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • Cheese Slices
  • Condiments
Directions:
  1. Combine turkey, barbecue sauce, breadcrumbs and egg in a large bowl. Stir until well combined.
  2. Form 12 thin patties. Now, here comes the crazy fun part!! Place 1 burger down on the plate, place a folded cheese slice down, and then top with another thin patty! This is what is called a "Juicy Lucy." At least that's what I've seen on Man vs. Food!
  3. Repeat with the remaining patties.
  4. Cook on a grill (or a George Foreman for all you other apartment dwellers!). These will cook pretty quickly because the meat patties are thin. Be careful not to dry out the meat! 
  5. Serve with condiments! I ate it "bun-less" to save some carbs!


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