Miss Green Alien1 lb ground turkey
1 slice whole wheat bread
1/2 C milk
1 large carrot
1/2 green bell pepper
2 cloves of garlic
1 C loosely packed spinach
3/4 C panko bread crumbs (or more if you like a bit tighter consistency)
1 tsp salt
a sprinkle of ground black pepper
olive oil for cooking
Start by breaking up a slice of bread into smaller pieces and cover them with milk. Leave to soak.
In the meantime in a food processor, start by chopping up garlic.
In the same bowl, add carrots, peppers and onion and get them chopped too.
Next goes in spinach, once the other veggies are all chopped
Once spinach is incorporated, squeeze all the milk out of your soaking bread (and discard the milk), add it to your processed veggies an pulse a few more times.
Transfer the bread and veggie mixture into a separate bowl, add the ground turkey, salt, pepper and egg. Mix all together well with your hands.
Depending on how juicy the veggies are, you may need to add in the breadcrumbs to make the mixture easier to handle. I ended up adding 3/4 C of panko breadcrumbs. Out of the mixture, form patties of a desired size and place on a heated oiled pan.
Fry for about 4-5 minutes on each side. When I flip them to the other size, I cover the pan with a lid to make sure the patties cook through well.
They taste delicious, very juicy, tender and so, so, so flavorful!
Make a fun presentation if you are serving a picky eater. I made some hair out of whole-wheat pasta and a raw carrot, a cucumber and 2 capers helped me build eyes, a nose, a mouth and ears.
What you're looking at became a totally empty plate in about 5 minutes. The 2 adults in our household loved it for dinner too (although Allie was the only one to get a special presentation).