Turkey Burgers with Fried Zucchini

Turkey Burgers with Fried Zucchini

Turkey Burgers with Fried Zucchini

July 30, 2014 -

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So I am just going to go ahead and assume that you are all as obsessed with zucchini right now as I am. I’m going pretty crazy over it, and it’s another one of those veggies that I wish were growing in my imaginary garden. I’ve always had incredible luck with zucchini. I’m not sure why this is. Anywho, I knew I had to highlight this veggie the best way I knew how, and of course that included some frying. My mom and dad have been frying zucchini for as long as I can remember, so I thought I would recreate their recipe and throw it on top of a turkey burger. The result was magic … pure magic.

Ingredients

  • FOR THE MARINATED SALAD
  • 4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled or cut into cubes
  • 14 ounces canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • FOR THE ZUCCHINI
  • canola, olive or vegetable oil
  • 1 large zucchini, sliced into 1/4 inch rounds
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup Italian-style bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese, grated
  • FOR THE BURGERS
  • canola, olive or vegetable oil
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 2 tablespoons panko bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons store-bought olive tapenade
  • 4 hamburger or sandwich rolls, lightly toasted
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