Wednesday, July 25, 2012

What to do with a 17lb turnkey when there are only three of you for Christmas?

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we had less people and a bigger turnkey than planned. And we are not big eaters. So father butchered the monster into breasts, legs and carcass and we cut a small piece of one of the breasts and roasted that. Very tasty is was too and we split the leftovers between us to make at least a further mean each. So what was I going to do with the huge bowl of left over bits? After a bit of googling I came up with this recipe and am very pleased with it.

Turkey Burgers for the Freezer

Amounts approximate!

Cut up the raw turkey into chunks and whizz in the food processor to turn it into turkey mince.
20% (5 biggish onions) of turnkey mass in onions. Chop in food processor and fry gently and leave to cool.
10% (10 pieces) smoke streaky bacon add to onions and cook quickly. Didn't brown.
10% (1 large) cooking apple chopped.
1 clove of garlic, chopped finely.
1 inch cubed of ginger chopped finely.

Let the cooked ingrediants cool down and then mix all together.
Using polenta meal to coat the burgers, (Was going to use semolina, as recommended by Nigella for roast potatoes, but none in the shop. Polenta worked very well as an alternative.) I used a burger making device to form the burger and put on a baking tray coated with polenta. Freeze then take off the baking tray and put into plastic bags, ready for that need for a quick wholesome meal.

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