What I really wanted to make was Thai CHICKEN burgers...but it is unbelievably difficult to find ground chicken here in the UK (and don't get me started on tukey/chicken bacon). I haven't built the courage up to ask the butcher in the market yet if they will grind me some, and I don't think that David would be able to understand the need to get the meat grinder attachment for my Kitchen Aid (incredible I KNOW!). So turkey became the default meat of choice.
Ground turkey, minced ginger, minced garlic, chopped coriander, chopped red chili, minced onion and a squeeze of lemon juice.
I didn't bother with breadcrumbs or egg...mostly because I didn't have either and also because I had decided to make the patties itty-bitty. At the store I bought pita pockets for the patties, instead of buns (teehee BUNS) cause I invisioned a sort-of shredded salad-type buffet with pita pockets and turkey pat-teenys spread welcoming David home from work.
Shredded lettuce, carrots and raw beetroot (the veggie box came yesterday) with chopped tomatoes and thai sweet chili sauce...pita pockets...and mini thai turkey patties (served in a gorgeous bright green Emile Henry dish...thank you Aunt Sandi)
Ground turkey is a little bit dry...I mean it is turkey after all! So I ended up having a good dollop of sweet chili sauce....but yummy nonetheless!! And...even better, they stay in relatively good shape while warming in the oven if your honey is an HOUR late coming home from work! oops!
I would definetly make these again, but next time I'll have to think about some sort of side dish? Suggestions?