I have been thinking about various conjunctions of turkey and burger. Turger and burkey don’t exactly sound appetizing. And while turker and burgey are kind of funny, they fall short of the desired punch and brevity.
Whatever you want to call it, a turkey burger is a pretty darn easy way to provide a satiating midweek meal with minimal effort. And dressing this mild meat up with savory elements such as thyme and parmesan will give the burger some welcome pizazz. Turkey burgers can be bland, no doubt. This is your means of circumventing that.
Thyme & Parmesan Turkey Burgers
Makes 4 burgers
1 lb. ground turkey meat
1/3 c. grated parmesan
1 small onion, diced
1 medium shallot, diced
2 cloves garlic, diced
1 Tbs. fresh thyme, chopped
lots of salt and fresh pepper
bun or bread of choice
condiments of choice
In a pan over medium heat, saute the onions and shallots in oil. When they have softened, add the garlic and stir to prevent from burning. Once the onions and shallots are translucent, remove from heat and let cool for about 10 minutes.
In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and mash together with hands. Form into four round patties. Add a little more oil to the pan used for onions and shallots, and brown two patties at a time over medium heat, about 6 minutes per side.
Meanwhile, toast buns and load with your favored condiments.