Christmas Turkey Burgers with Parsnip Chips

If there was such a thing as Christmas dinner fast food it would be this. A big juicy turkey burger with all the flavours of your Christmas dinner with a side of sweet-crunchy parsnip chips. It's really easy to make, low in fat and completely delicious.

Christmas Turkey Burgers with Parsnip Chips

  • Prep Time:  15 minutes + 30 minutes chilling
  • Cooking Time:  20 minutes
  • Cost:  £1.51 per serving
  • Calories:  396 per serving
  • Serves:  4

For the burgers:

  • 500g lean turkey mince
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh chives
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • 1 slice of white bread soaked in milk and the excess squeezed out
  • Finely grated zest of one Clementine
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the parsnip chips:

  • 1kg parsnips
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • Good grind of salt

To serve:

  • Burger buns
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Salad

To make the parsnip chips:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to gas mark 7 / 220 C / 200 fan.
  2. Peel the parsnips and cut them into long chip shapes around 1cm wide. Toss in the olive oil, rosemary & salt and scatter onto 1 or 2 baking sheets in an even layer.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden giving them a good shake 2 or 3 times during the cooking.

To make the Christmas turkey burgers:

  1. Place all the ingredients (preferably at room temperature) in a large bowl. Use your hands to mix everything together really well.
  2. Split the mince equally in 4 and shape into 4 large burger patties. Place them on a plate, cover with clingfilm and chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes until you are ready to cook. 
  3. Cook the burgers under a grill for 8-9 minutes per side until cooked through. Serve the burgers on warm buns with cranberry sauce and salad leaves.