Monday, May 19, 2014

Italian Style Turkey Burger with Baked "Fries"

This weekend I attempted a healthier spin on a burger. These really delicious Organic turkey burger patties were on sale, so instead of my usual turkey burger which includes lots of yummy ingredients mashed in, I left the patties in their current state and dressed them up. With a side of baked fries and a zucchini salad, it gave me just a hint of summer on a plate.

  • 2 turkey burger patties
  • 2 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tsp basil
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 oz asiago cheese, sliced
  • 3 Idaho potatoes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • artichoke spread (I used Trader Joe's, but any kind will do.)
  • 2 hamburger buns

Heat oven to 375F. Slice potatoes into long strips to achieve a french fry shape. Spread the potatoes on a baking sheet so that they are not stacked on top of each other. Season with 1 tsp of oregano, salt and pepper and toss in 1 tbsp olive oil. Bake for approximately 35 minutes or until golden brown and crispy, tossing halfway through for even color.

Heat a grill pan over medium high heat. Season the burger patties with 1 tsp of oregano, 1 tsp of basil, salt and pepper. Spray the pan with non-stick cooking spray. Place the burgers in the pan and cook for approximately 7 minutes per side. Add the sliced cheese to the top and cover the pan, allowing steam to escape, for the last 4-5 minutes. Meanwhile, toast the burger buns. Spread the artichoke spread on the bottom half of the buns. Top with the cooked burger patties and serve with fries.

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