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Turkey BBQ Burger and Baked Parmesan Seasoned Fries

For the past couple of months I have been substituting turkey with beef while cooking at home. It is said to be healthier for you and it truly tastes amazing. I decided to wing this recipe but also go off of the prosciutto lamb burger recipe to help me along. I also found this great baked Parmesan seasoned fries recipe on pinterest! But I did not follow the exact measurements while cooking. Again, if you haven’t already joined Pinterest, I suggest you do it as soon as possible 🙂
Baked Parmesan Seasoned Fries
Ingredients:

1 pound of medium russet potatoes (approx 3 medium potatoes)
1 1/2 TBSP of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/4 tsp Dried Thyme
1/4 tsp Dried Oregano
1/8 tsp Dried Rosemary
1/4 tsp of Garlic Powder
2 TBSP of Kraft Parmesan Style Grated Cheese (I used reduced fat)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425.
Wash and cut potatoes into 1/8ths.
Place on a cookie sheet that has been lined with foil (I used Reynolds Release foil so that they will not stick, but you could also either use non-stick cooking spray or lightly grease the top of the foil with extra virgin olive oil).
Mix all of the spices and the Parmesan cheese in a small bowl.
Place all of the potatoes (remember we are talking about one pound at a time) into a gallon size freezer bag, add olive oil and the Parmesan cheese/spice mixture to the bag.
Seal the bag and shake until the potatoes are evenly coated.
Once thoroughly coated dump onto the prepared cookie sheet and spread in a single layer.
Bake 30-45 minutes or until tender and lightly golden brown. (Baking times will vary depending on the amount of fries that you make and the size that you cut them). For the ones shown in the picture they were baked at 425 for 45 minutes.

Turkey BBQ Burger

Ingredients:
Onion, 3/4 chopped
one egg, lightly beaten
½ cup grated Pecorino Romano
 ¼ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf Italian parsley
a couple of chopped sun- dried  tomatoes
¾ teaspoon salt
¾ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 pound turkey meat
one cup of BBQ sauce
Olive Oil
Directions:
Add the egg, pecorino romano cheese, parsley, black pepper, salt, and onion into the medium size mixing bowl. Add the pound of turkey meat and BBQ sauce and mix all in using with your hands (best). Put olive oil in medium size pan and turn on heat high and then to medium. Made burger patties using your hands and set on a plate, add four to the skillet and let cook well on both sides. Typically about 10 minutes on each side, flipping occasionally so they do not burn. Add your favorite sauce or more BBQ sauce when finished to your toasted bun. 
Enjoy! xo!
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