I love a good burger. For me, burgers always meant made with good ol’, full of fat hamburger. And although we don’t eat it very often when we do I savor every bite. However, when I came across this turkey burger recipe I decided to give up tradition this once and try something new.
Why this one? Because the picture had little bits of green showing in the meat, which were chopped scallions and parsley, and I just knew that they would provide great flavor to the otherwise bland turkey meat. The panko would add to the taste, too, as well as help make a flavorful ‘crust’ to the burger. Add a little garlic, lemon zest and juice, soy sauce (which is known to add a ‘meaty’ flavor to foods) and I was just sure this was going to be good.
And it was. My husband, who I wasn’t even sure would agree to eat one, ate two!
Turkey Burgers (adapted from Family Circle Magazine, Sept. 2010)
- 1 lb. ground turkey
- 1/4 cup panko crumbs (found in the Asian section of the grocery aisle)
- 1 egg white
- 2 Tbsp. minced scallions
- 1 clove minced garlic
- 1 Tbsp. low sodium soy sauce
- 2 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
- zest and juice from 1 lemon
- 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
- In a large bowl, blend all ingredients except for the vegetable oil. Shape mixture into 4 even patties.
- Spray a non-stick skillet with non-stick cooking spray and then add the oil, heating over medium heat. When the oil is very hot, add the turkey patties and cook for about 5 to 7 minutes on each side until cooked through. Serve & enjoy!