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Natasha Feldman - All-American Turkey Burgers & Cinnamon Sugar Sweet Potato Fries

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A go-to burger for busy people from “Nosh with Tash” creator Natasha Feldman.
Ingredients

FOR THE BURGERS:

  • 1 pound dark meat ground turkey
  • 1 globe eggplant
  • 1/4 cup grated onion (you can use a cheese grater or a microplane zester)
  • 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
  • A small bowl with salt and pepper
  • Oil for the pan

FOR THE ALL AMERICAN:

  • Tomatoes (sliced)
  • Pickles (sliced)
  • Sliced cheddar
  • Butter lettuce
  • Red onion (thinly sliced)
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard

CINNAMON SUGAR SWEET POTATO FRIES:

  • 1 large sweet potato (cut in half and then into 1/2 inch-ish matchsticks)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

DIRECTIONS:

1. Set your oven to broil

2. Poke the eggplant a few times with a knife

3. Broil the eggplant on a tin foil lined baking sheet for 20 minutes

4. Flip the eggplant and broil for another 20 minutes

5. Yes, your eggplant is burnt to a crisp, this is good!

6. Once the eggplant is cool enough to touch strip off the skin and stem and discard

7. Place the eggplant flesh in a colander to and press our any excess liquid

8. Combine the eggplant, worcestershire sauce and grated onion in a large mixing bowl and stir

9. Add the turkey meat and gently fold to combine with the eggplant, try not to overwork your meat or your patty might be too dense

10. Refrigerate for 1 hour

11. Heat a large saute pan over a medium-high heat and cover the bottom of the pan with a very thin layer of oil

12. Divide turkey into 6 or 7 portions and form each into a patty, making sure to push your thumb into the center of the burger on both sides just a little so the patty is thicker on
the outside of the burger than it is in the center (this helps it cook more evenly)

13. Sprinkle each burger generously with salt and pepper on both sides and put them in the hot pan

14. Cook for about 4 minutes on each side (if you like to flip your burgers often, that's fine) until the internal temp reaches 155 degrees

15. Rest for 10 minutes and serve with the toppings of your choice and a green salad or sweet potato fries!

16. If you're feeling fancy while your burgers are resting toast the buns with a little bit of oil or butter in that pan you just cooked the burgers in.

SWEET POTATO FRIES DIRECTIONS:

1 Potato Serves 2 people

1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees, if your oven runs hot you might want to choose 375

2. Place the sweet potatoes onto a baking sheet and toss with the olive oil, salt and chili powder

3. Bake for 20 minutes and then flip the potatoes

4. Bake for another 20 minutes until the potatoes are mostly golden brown

5. If you're willing to risk burnt potatoes and you want them crisp go ahead and try cooking them for another 10 minutes

6. Combine the brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and mix them together with your hands to break up any brown sugar clumps

7. Toss the fries in a bowl with the brown sugar mixture and enjoy hot!

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