Crispy Curry Wild Turkey Burgers

As we pulled up to our local food truck night down town, I walked past an Asian Fusion truck. I watched as the chef handed a crispy Katsu Chicken burger to a lady. I walked over and talked to the chef about his creation, about thinking outside the box. I tried one of his burgers and thought to myself, how can I take his inspiration and passion for food and put a "From Field to Plate" twist on it. I got home and wrote this Crispy Curry Turkey Burger recipe and couldn’t wait to text the Food Truck chef. He texted me with one word.. Wow. 

Ingredients: Marinade: 
1 cup low sodium soy sauce 
1 tsp minced ginger 
3 garlic cloves 
1 tsp curry powder 
1 tsp cracked pepper 

Ingredients: Thighs
1-2 De-boned turkey thighs, pounded out 
1.5 cups flour 
2 tbs curry powder 
1 tsp ginger powder 
1 tsp turmeric  powder 
1 tsp garlic powder 
1 tsp cracked pepper 
2 tsp baking powder 

Ingredients: Spicy Slaw 
1 cup green cabbage, shredded  
1 cup purple cabbage, shredded 
1/4 cup shredded carrots 
2 green onions, sliced 

Ingredients: Curry Mayo 
1 cup mayo
2 tbs sriracha 
1 tsp curry powder 
1 tsp garlic powder 

Directions : 

  1. Marinate turkey thighs in marinade minimum of 6 hours better is 8-12 hours 
  2. Heat 2 inches of oil in hot cast-iron or skillet 
  3. In glass bowl mix flour, curry, ginger, turmeric, garlic, pepper and baking powder 
  4. Dredge each thigh in flour mixture and add to hot oil, frying each side until crispy
  5. Remove from oil and bake at 375 on baking rack until internal temp reaches 155-160 
  6. While turkey is cooking mix 1/2 cup of curry mayo and slaw mix. Reserving remaining mayo for buns. 
  7. Once turkey is cooked remove and build your burger. Bun, mayo, slaw, turkey thighs, mayo, bun. 
  8. Enjoy. 

— Jeremiah Doughty

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