Many of you can relate that it is not easy to make a flavorful dish out of ground turkey. So I was experimenting and came up with this recipe for pan-fried turkey burgers. They turn out real juicy and fluffy. In fact, my Man bit his tongue eating them - they were so good! You can serve them solo, with a tomato sauce, with white mushroom sauce, or just slide them into buns.
1 lb ground turkey
1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp black pepper
5 tbsp butter at room temperature
¼ cup breadcrumbs + for coating
2 tbsp oil
In a large bowl mix turkey, egg, salt, pepper and 3 tablespoons of butter with a basic hand mixer. Add breadcrumbs and heavy whipping cream and continue mixing until all the ingredients are well blended. The longer you mix, the fluffier the burgers are going to be. Divide the mixture into 4-5 equal portions and shape into ovals. Coat each patty with breadcrumbs.
Heat the oil and the rest of the butter in a frying pan over low-medium heat. Cook the burgers until golden brown, 3-4 minutes per side. Put the heat to the lowest setting and cover the pan. Let them simmer for approximately 10 minutes and take them out. If you are not sure if the burgers are ready, insert the instant thermometer into the side of the burger - it should be 165 °F. Lay out the patties on a plate with a sheet of a paper towel so it can absorb the excess oil. Your burgers are ready to be served.