Tuesday, November 30, 2010
THANKSGIVING BURGER OF SORTS!
The super-talented Kim over at Stirring the Pot, issued a challenge - to create a Thanksgiving Dinner in a burger. Well I must be the least qualified person to participate. My only experience of Thanksgiving comes from watching cheesy movies and T.V. programmes set at this most fraught of times (at least it is always fraught on the screen) - from this extensive research I reckon that a Thanksgiving burger should contain ... 1. Turkey 2. Cranberries 3. Sweet Potatoes/Yams 4. Marshmallows 5. A side order of American Football on the T..V.
Well I put my foot down at adding marshmallows to a burger - a step too far I think!!! I have taken the easy way out with this one - I bought some Ceddar with cranberries (actually should have bought the Wensleydale with cranberries - much nicer), moulded the minced turkey breast around it and fried them up (in a tiny amount of oil), I served this with a cranberry mayonnaise and some crispy roasted sweet potato wedges. We ate the burgers while watching Rugby on the telly (well sameish shaped ball!!).
The burgers were really tasty, the cheese kept the turkey from drying up too much and added that kick of flavour that they needed. The cranberry mayonnaise (just some cranberries and a tiny amount of redcurrant jelly added to shop bought mayo) was yummy, adding a pleasant astringent element to the meal (no need for vinegar). The sweet potato wedges were much nicer than the usual potato wedges, the sweetness allowing them to get more crispy.
Thanks Kim, I enjoyed getting my thinking cap on - not that I came up with any great ideas - but I had fun!