RECIPE: Turkey & ginger burgers with baked sweet potato fries

450g turkey mince
2 medium eggs
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon dried coriander (could always use fresh!)
40g bread crumbs
2 cloves fresh garlic (crushed)
1/2 an onion (chopped)
70g fresh ginger (crushed or grated)
Sprinkle of black pepper

1 large sweet potato per person
2 tablespoons olive oil (just enough to coat all of the fries)
Salt & pepper to taste

Makes approximately 6 burgers

Seeing as the weather is taking a turn for the better I thought I’d share a barbecue worthy recipe. I made these for my family for tea last week and they went down a treat! A nice alternative to the normal beefburger with the perfect kick of ginger.

They’re actually pretty simple to make, to start off whisk the eggs & soy sauce together in a large bowl and then mix in all of the ingredients apart from the mince. It gets a little bit messy after this as you then need to mix in the mince with your hands, but it’s definitely the easiest way to do it. Once the mixture has been prepared you can then stick it in the fridge until you need to use it. To cook just drop a burger shaped dollop in to a lightly oiled pan and flip occasionally until cooked through – they won’t always hold together very well but it’s not the end of the world. I had mine with feta cheese on top which was delicious, next time I quite fancy making my own salsa as I think it would go perfectly.

For the sweet potato fries all you have to do is slice the potatoes in to “fry” shapes (you can leave the skin on!) and lightly cover in olive oil, salt & pepper – I find that the best way to do this is to put them all in a big bowl and mix to your hearts content. Then spread them out on a lined baking tray, leaving a reasonable amount of space in between each, and bake at about 180-200 degrees for 10-15 minutes (depending on the size of the fries) before flipping each one over and baking for another 10 minutes. Absolutely mouthwatering.

Let me know how you get on if you decide to make these and if you have any other yummy summer recipes please share!