Friday, February 18, 2011

The White House Chef's Turkey Patties

This recipe for Turkey Patties is from an article in Family Circle magazine found here. It was created by White House Executive Chef Cris Comerford as part of the "Let's Move" initiative.

The benefits to these patties are first, taste - SO delicious! Second, lower in calories & fat than traditional turkey patties. Third, they're super easy to make.

I used traditional plain breadcrumbs since I didn't have any Panko crumbs on-hand.

My family declared this recipe: "a definite KEEP!"

The White House Chef's Turkey Patties

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup panko crumbs
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 Tbsp minced scallions
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley (if you use dried, check the package to figure out the proper amount to use)
  • Zest & juice from 1 lemon
  • non-stick spray
  1. In a large bowl, combine ground turkey with panko, egg white, scallions, garlic, soy sauce, parsley, lemon zest & juice. (I'd do this with your hands so you don't break down the meat too much. If you break ground turkey down too much, it becomes grainy.)
  2. Shape into 4 equal patties.
  3. Spray large skillet or grill pan with non-stick spray. Heat over medium heat. (Don't put patties on a cool skillet. Make sure the skillet is fully heated before placing the patties.)
  4. Cook turkey patties for about 5-7 minutes on each side or until cooked through.
  5. Serve.

We had these with rice pilaf & veggies.



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