Monday, January 28, 2008

A restaurant at home

Well, I guess this proves that things are back to normal: I made actual food for dinner tonight. Last week our menu contained things like plain pasta and Jell-o. This week I worked hard on planning my menu with some new and healthy things. Tonight we had Turkey burgers. I got the recipe out of Real Simple (one of my favorite magazines). They were great! Even Naomi ate one (I made a small one and called it "kinda like a chicken nugget"). We made them on our new George Foreman grill - thanks Grandma Worth! They really tasted like they were from a restaurant. A little tip though: use 3/4 TEAspoon of Thyme - not 3/4 TABLEspoon (oops!). Oh, and also, I didn't use zucchini because our grocery store didn't have any. Apparently there was a freeze in Florida that killed most of the crop this year. I bet it would be even yummier with the zucchini. Enjoy your Turkey Burgers!

3/4 lb ground turkey
1 medium zucchini, grated
1 medium carrot, grated
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
3/4 t dried thyme
3/4 t kosher salt
1/4 t black pepper
1 large egg
3 T olive oil
4 slices of crusty bread
4 small leaves Boston lettuce
4 T mayo
2 t lemon juice

Heat broiler. Combine, turkey, zucchini, carrot, garlic, thyme, salt, pepper, and egg. Form the mixture into 4 patties. Heat 1 T of the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the patties, turning once, until no trace of pink remains, 4 to 5 minutes per side (or about 4 minutes total in my G.F. grill). Meanwhile, place the bread on a baking sheet and brush with the remaining oil (or just throw that onto the G.F. grill too). Broil until golden brown and crisp, about 1 1/2 minutes. Combine the mayo and lemon juice in a small bowl and serve with the burgers.

Yum! Yum!


Clyde said...
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Clyde said...

Took us a good 2 weeks to get better (well, almost everyone... Andrew still dealing with a draining bottom) Just tonight we had our first real meal: salad, baked chicken breast and rolls.

Your last 2 posts perfectly described my life too. You endured a 3 days car trip with your sick family while I endured my kids' (and I) stomach bug by myself (Doug was out of town the first most-needed 5 days.)
You and I sure gave a great fight!