Thursday, March 22, 2012
No More 'Mallows' Blogger Recipe Contest: Prociutto Wrapped Turkey Burger on a Bed of Mixed Herb Salad and Mashed Sweet Potatoes Sprinkled with Blue Cheese Crumbles and Aged Balsamic Vinegar
Prociutto Wrapped Turkey Burger on a Bed of Mixed Herb Salad and Mashed Sweet Potatoes Sprinkled with Blue Cheese Crumbles and Aged Balsamic Vinegar
My new obsession in the kitchen is preparing prociutto wrapped turkey burgers and plating them all in all the varieties that I can think of. Inspired by the No More 'Mallows' Blogger Recipe Contest I naturally thought to pair these tasty patties with mashed sweet potatoes and a few other yummy flavors!
Serves: 3 (2 patties each)
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
3 small sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 1/4 lb. ground turkey
pepper, to taste
12 slices prociutto
1 T. olive oil
3 c. mixed herb salad
3 T. blue cheese crumbles
3 t. aged balsamic vinegar
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and add sweet potatoes. Cook until fork tender about 20 minutes then drain and mash until smooth. Set aside.
In the meantime break ground turkey down into six even balls and form them into patties. Season both sides with pepper to taste and wrap each patty with two slices of prociutto, wrapping one around each side of patty.
Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium and add patties. Cook until prociutto is crisp and turkey is cooked through about 5 minutes per side. Flip patties often throughout cooking to prevent prociutto from burning.
Assemble plates by spooning one mashed sweet potatoes onto plate, layer one cup of mixed herb salad onto potatoes, place two patties on salad then sprinkle with blue cheese crumbles and aged balsamic vinegar.