Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Turkey Burger with Provolone Cheese, Thousand Island Dressing, and Crispy Shallots

   Serves 6


 2 pounds ground fresh turkey
12 slices of provolone cheese
6 potato rolls or brioche rolls
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 red onion sliced 1/4 inch thick for 6 slices
6 pieces of lettuce (preferably bibb)
1 pound of very thinly sliced shallots fried in canola oil until crispy
1/4 cup of thousand island dressing (buy prepared organic dressing)
2 tbsp of soft butter for the buns
3 tbsp of spicy chutney (store-bought)

Combine the turkey, spicy chutney, salt and pepper in a bowl and mix thoroughly. Make sure to season generously because the turkey has little flavor on its own when cooked. Form into 7 oz. patties about 3/4 inch thick, prepare a hot grill and cook the turkey burgers for 3 minutes each side until cooked through. Place two slices of cheese on each burger and let melt thoroughly. Let rest in a warm place.
Meanwhile, butter and grill the buns so they are visibly browned and season them with salt and pepper.
Assemble the burger with the red onion and bibb lettuce, slather each side of the buns with a liberal amount of thousand island dressing and top the burger with the fried crispy shallots.

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