Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Turkey Burger, Homemade Chunky Chips and Avocado Fries

I have been a bit behind on my blogging of late, so this is the first of two experiments I tried two weeks ago. The Turkey Burger recipe is adapted from a BBC Good Food cook book and the Avocado Fries are from good old Pintrest.

This gastronomic (healthy) delight uses lean mince, middle eastern spices and a delicious combination of fluffy, crispy homecut chips and creamy avocado wedges balances good fats with a kick!

This recipe makes a meal for two.

Burger Ingredients:
250g Turkey Mince
1 egg
30g Flour
1 Spring Onion
1 Tsp Cumin
1 Tbsp Paprika
1/2 Tsp Garlic Salt
2 Wholemeal rolls

Whisk the egg and chop the spring onion then mix in mince, flour and seasoning, divide the mixture into two patties.  To cook the patties, fry using 1 Tbsp Olive Oil for about 7 mins, ensuring both sides are brown and the meat is cooked through.

Calories per burger (without roll and olive oil): 281

Homemade Chips Ingredients:
1 litre beef stock
200g baking potato
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp garlic salt
1 tbsp paprika
Fresh ground pepper to taste

Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees. Line a baking sheet with tin foil and put vegetable oil, garlic salt, paprika and pepper in the centre.

Chop the potato into wedges (approx 1cm diameter) and par-boil in beef stock (for about 5 mins.

Drain the potatoes and place on prepared foil. Bring all corners of the foil together and shake until potatoes are sufficiently covered in the oil and spice mixture.

Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Calories per serving: 150

Avocado Fries Ingredients:
1 Avocado
1 Egg
20g Breadcrumbs
1 Tbsp Grated Parmesan Cheese

Peel and stone the avocado and chop into wedges.

Whisk the egg and fold in breadcrumbs and Parmesan.

Dunk the avocado wedges in the breadcrumb mixture then lay on a baking sheet which is covered in tin foil.

Bake for 15 minutes.

Calories per serving: 220

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