Saturday, January 2, 2010
Guy Fieri’s Turkey Burger Patty Melts
GUY FIERI’S TURKEY BURGER PATTY MELTS
1 pound ground turkey
1 cups Panko bread crumbs
1/3 cup milk
1 tablespoon sage
1 tablespoon fresh thyme
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper, freshly cracked
1 cup cremini mushrooms, sliced (optional)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup butter, unsalted
3 tablespoons canola oil
1 red onion, sliced
1 yellow onion, sliced
8 pieces rye bread
8 pieces Gruyere
In a large bowl, add the panko, milk, egg, sage, thyme and salt and pepper. Combine and let sit for a few minutes. Add in the turkey and combine well. Form into oblong patties (same size as the rye bread) Place on a parchment paper lined sheet pan and refrigerate for 20-30 minutes.
While burgers are resting, in a large sauté pan, heat 1/4 cup of the butter and 1 Tablespoon canola oil. Add onions and sauté 15 to 20 minutes or until nicely caramelized. Set aside, but keep warm.
In the same pan as the onions sautéed, add 3 tablespoons canola oil and the mushrooms and sauté 6-8 minutes over medium high heat until softened. Set aside, but keep warm.
Heat a griddle or cast iron skillet to medium high heat, add 1 Tablespoon canola oil and spread evenly. Add in the turkey burgers and cook for 4 to 5 minutes per side. Remove from heat, cover and keep warm.
Butter the rye bread and add to the pan, place the gruyere on bread, then place the turkey burgers on the cheese, pile with onions and the other piece of rye, repeat for all four burgers. After 2 to 3 minutes, turn sandwich over carefully and brown on other side. Remove to cutting board and cut on the diagonal. Serve with mustard and hot cherry peppers.
I only used the meat part of the recipe. But, I am sure if I would have followed all the way through that would have been delicious too. I did the patty the same, then served it on a fresh bakery bun, melted Swiss cheese, sautéed mushrooms, and caramelized onions! Mmm…We loved them!! For original recipe click here