Sunday, June 14, 2009

Thai Peanut Turkey Burgers

In my quest to cook a little healthier, I came across this recipe on Cara's Cravings, a food blog I found while surfing a few months ago. They looked so yummy I knew I had to try them. They were really good, but the star of the show (at least for me), was my friend Elaine's sweet potato fries! I couldn't get enough of them. Sometimes the simplest things are the best. The burger recipe serves two, but can easily be doubled. Here are the recipes:

Thai Peanut Turkey Burgers
Slightly Adapted from A Good Appetite

8oz ground turkey
1 medium carrot, shredded
1 large scallion, minced
1/4 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp chili garlic sauce
2 tbsp natural peanut butter
freshly ground salt & pepper
1/2 tsp ground ginger

2 tbsp light mayonnaise
handful of cilantro, finely minced
1-2 tsp chili garlic sauce

hamburger buns of your choice (I used a whole wheat bun)
mixed greens

Combine burger ingredients a mixing bowl and combine thoroughly. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Form the turkey mixture into two patties. Cook for about 7-10 minutes per side, until cooked through. Serve on buns with cilantro-chili mayo and greens.

Elaine's Sweet Potato Fries

2 Sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced into strips (fry shaped)
Olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

In a large jelly roll pan, drizzle the sweet potato strips with olive oil, and season with kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper. Roast them in the oven at 425 degrees for about 15 minutes. Reduce the oven heat to 375, stir the potatoes, and cook for another 15 minutes.


Elaine said...

Glad you liked the fries! We're having the burgers for the second time tomorrow night. They're so good!

Laura said...

we just made Thai burgers last week! different recipe but similar concept.
We're trying a new burger flavor once a week this summer - we did Island Honey Burgers last night and those have been the favorite so far.

I will be trying Elaine's fries with our next dinner:)

Beth said...

Would love the recipe for the Island Honey Burgers!! :o)

Laura said...

we used fresh pineapple rather than canned which probably made them even tastier... doesn't even need condiments!

Beth said...

Thanks Laura...those do sound yummy! Will have to make them soon...