Monday, March 09, 2009


I am sorry it has been over a month since I last posted but we have been distracted. One of the children has been in and out of hospital but they are completely better now. And to ease everyone back into their school lunches things have had to have extra-appeal. Or as it is called in our house, Friday appeal. Because on a Friday at school they serve forbidden foods like chips, burgers and chocolate brownies. So this is our Friday special - Courgette or Zucchini Turkey Burgers.
Zucchini Turkey Burgers
Makes around 18 burgers
250g zucchini or courgette finely grated
500g turkey mince
half teaspoon of turmeric
half a teaspoon of ground paprika
1 clove of garlic crushed
cooking spray oil
18 mini burger buns or mini panini

In a bowl mix together the courgette, turkey mince and turmeric paprika and garlic.
Shape the mixture into small balls that fit int he palm of your hand
Flatten them slightly to make a burger.
Lightly spray a griddle pan with a little oil and heat to med high. Place the burgers in the pan. Cook them for at least 3 minutes eachside, turning them over carefuly with a fish slice. When the meat is cooked through serve in a mini burger bun.

You can also use grilled red peppers and mozzarella slices to give the burgers extra colour. These are just as delicious cool in a lunch box as hot in a meal at home.


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  3. How about chocolate & courgette cake it is delicious! I used the recipe from Pumpkin soup and it was delicious.
    kind regards
    Sara from farmingfriends

  4. I love that they're green. (Although I'm sure some people would see that as a turn-off.)

    We don't do meat here. I wonder if I could make this with tempeh? Maybe throw in an egg to help bind it. Unfortunately the husband doesn't like zucchini so the effort might be wasted on him anyway.

  5. I love mozzarella, so the ones with the hearts and grilled peppers look delicious - tiny versions as canapes would be cool too!

    Good to see you back in blog land, and hope you're all now fit and well.


  6. Anonymous7:43 PM

    Celia - thank you
    Yes we are feeling better. All of us - the patient and the worried parents. #
    How are you and the chickens?

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  9. The burgers look so yummie but I will have to wait until courgettes are in season!! My father has them each year in his garden : the yellow ones & the green ones!

  10. Glad to hear everyone is OK.
    I recently made turkey burgers, like the zucchini addition!

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