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: Serves 4 adults:

Time: 15 mins prep + 30 mins chilling + 20 mins cooking
Cost: £1.51 per serving*
Calories: 396 per serving*

*burgers and chips only, without bun, sauce or salad

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
    1. To make the Parsnip Chips: Pre-heat the oven to gas mark 7 / 220 C. Peel the parsnips and cut them into long chip shapes around 1cm wide. Give them a good toss in the olive oil and rosemary and spread them onto 1 or 2 baking sheets. Season with salt. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden giving them a good shake 2 or 3 times during the cooking.
    2. To make the Christmas Turkey Burgers: Place all the ingredients (preferably at room temperature) in a large bowl. Use your hands to mix everything together really well. 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. 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.

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