Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Paleo Turkey Burgers with Paleo Sweet Potato Latkas

 

 
 
With Jack and I trying to eat healthy, I want to eliminate as much as I can to succeed in clean eating. This dish was amazing. Usually I love burgers on a bun loaded with bacon, mushrooms, onions, pickles, tomatoes, etc. This was a simple fix to eating a healthier version of a burger and the sweet potato latkas were amazing. I loved them. Jack thought they were good too.
 
Since these latka's were made healthy, no flour needed and the healthier twist, there's zucchini in it too! You can't even taste the zucchini though. It tastes like a potato pancake. Yum!
 
For the Sweet Potato Latkas:
  • 1 large sweet potato, grated (not yam)
  • 1 large zucchini, grated ( skin too)
  • ½ cup chopped green onion including white ends
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 egg beaten
  • coconut oil
  •  
    Instructions:
    Combine grated sweet potato, grated zucchini, green onion and seasonings. Let stand in refrigerator for 15-20 minutes allowing the juices to release.

     Squeeze as much juice as possible by hand from the mix before adding the egg.
    **Preheat frying pan with 1-2 tbsp of coconut oil on medium heat until hot. There should be enough to coat the bottom of the pan.
    Form mix into small patties in your hands before placing in frying pan. Flatten again with spatula to make them an even surface.
    Cook for approx. 10 minutes until golden brown before flipping to brown the other side. Continue cooking until that side is browned too. Add more oil if necessary.
    You will know when they are cooked when they seem to become firm on the outside and lift easily.
    Transfer to a paper towel lined plate to remove any excess oil before serving.
    Makes 12 Latkas depending on size
     
     
     
    For the Turkey Burgers:
    1 pound ground turkey
    1 green onion, minced
    1 garlic clove, minced
    2 tbs. Cilantro, finely chopped
    2 tbs. Worcestershire sauce
    2 large eggs
    1/2 tsp. tomato paste
    1/2 tsp. salt
    1/2 tsp. pepper
    1/2 tsp. cumin
    1 tbs. chili powder*
    1-2 tbs. Sriracha*
    1 Serrano pepper, minced*
     
     
    Instructions:
    To make the non-spicy one, add all ingredients without the *s in a bowl. Mix with clean hand and gently form a patty.
     
    Place on a sheet of plate while you make the hot ones.
     
    Add the rest of the spicy ingredients and continue making patties with wet hands.
    Grill on a hot skillet until cooked through.

    These two items combined with a side of sauteed spinach and you get this yummy masterpiece