Turkey Burgers


Serves 3 for lunch or dinner
Prep and cooking time: 30 minutes

You'll need:

  • A large cast-iron or heavy steel skillet
  • A Frywall that fits (see our sizing guide)
  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 3 tbsp. finely chopped yellow onion
  • 2 tbsp. breadcrumbs (can be gluten-free)
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1.5 tsp. ketchup
  • 2 tsp. vegetable oil
  • 3 large lettuce leaves
  • thousand island dressing
  • your favorite sliced cheese
  • sliced red onions
  • sliced tomatoes
  • alfalfa sprouts

In a mixing bowl, combine the turkey with the chopped onion, bread crumbs, black pepper, and ketchup. Mix together by hand until all the ingredients are incorporated. Separate the turkey mixture into three equally-sized patties, and let rest on a plate for about 10 minutes.

Heat the vegetable oil in a skillet until it just begins to smoke, then place the Frywall into position. Add the burgers to the pan. The temperature of the pan and the cooking oil will drop, and the oil will stop smoking. Cook the burgers for about 3 minutes, lowering the temperature if the oil starts to smoke again. Use a thin spatula to flip the burgers onto the other side, and top each with a slice of cheese. Cook for another 6 minutes on medium-high heat, making sure that the patties are cooked all the way through. When the burgers have a springy feel when touched, they're ready to serve.

On a lettuce leaf, add a dollop of thousand island dressing, then place the turkey patty, tomato slice, red onions, more dressing, and a pinch of sprouts. Wrap tightly and put a toothpick through the whole thing.