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!

12 comments:

Kim said...

Thanks so much for participating and for your kind words! I think you did a great job coming up with a Thanksgiving Day Burger. I forgot all about the wensleydale cheese with cranberries. I'm so glad that you used it in this burger because it looks and sounds heavenly. In fact, I went to the market today and bought camembert and was planning on making a simliar version with camembert in the middle and cranberry mayo on top. I guess great minds really do think alike.
Thanks so much for joining in the fun. I'm honored that you took the time to participate and will be sure to include you in tomorrow's roundup!

Kim said...

...forgot to mention how tickled I was with the mention of marshmallows in a burger. LOL. The would be a funny sight, wouldn't it?

Rhyleysgranny said...

What a novel idea. I hope there isn't a challenge for Christmas dinner burgers. Christmas pudding in there? Ewwwww. :)

Dom at Belleau Kitchen said...

This is a meal for Homer Simpson if ever there was one!

Chele said...

Wow - you did a great job ;0)

Brownieville Girl said...

Thank you so much Kim - Looking forward to the roundup :-)

Granny - Oh I don't know - a christmas burger with turkey and sprouts!!

Know where you're coming from Dom. "Turkey Burgers mmmmmmmmmmmmm"

Very kind Chele :-}

Design Wine and Dine said...

What a fun challenge and post!

I think you did a fabulous job! It's making me crave Thanksgiving dinner all over again (but in burger form of course!) LOL!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Burger heaven!! You are a talented cook.

laurie said...

What a fun idea! It sure looks good!

Brownieville Girl said...

DWaD - Thanks - at least there's Christmas dinner to look forward to!!

FBMKW - very generous of you to say that :-}

Thank you so much Laurie.

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

Holy heaven--that sounds amazing! I'm still trying to wrap my head around the marshmallows on the burger, but I'd give it a try!

Brownieville Girl said...

I didn't actually go as far as putting the marshmallow in there - just takes the sweet with savoury thing, that bit too far!!!!