Monday, October 5, 2015

Turkey Burgers topped with Banana Flour Fried Onion Rings & Gouda Cheese

Crispy, light & tasty onion rings that contain no gluten; perfect to top on your burger tonight! I think onion rings complete burgers. They add the perfect crunch to go with the juicy turkey burger and creamy gouda cheese! 

So, if you guys haven't noticed, I don't tend to post or share recipes on here or on my social media pages lately using mammal meats; the reasoning is because my brother, Harrison, discovered recently that he has a mammal meat allergy. Whenever he would eat steak, beef burgers, pork or any mammal meats, he would get sick. After almost three years of getting sick from eating mammal meat, he discovered why he would get sick; he got bit by a Lonestar tick when he was paint balling about three years ago! Lonestar ticks carry a sugar called Alpha-gal. Alpha gal is found in red meat. When the Alpha-gal gets into a your bloodstream, your body produces antibodies to fight off the sugar, which causes an allergic reaction.

When we first found out about, I thought it was crazy that even though he only had the tick on briefly, and got it off right away, it still caused him to develop a mammal meat allergy! I'm glad he found out what caused him to get sick whenever he would eat red meats, so now he knows to avoid it! But, we also found out that the allergy symptoms could start to go away after five years; so that means he might be able to eat red meat again in two years! 

Let's start cooking!!

Turkey Burgers topped with Banana Flour Fried Onion Rings & Gouda Cheese

  • 1 lb ground turkey 
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • 4 ounces gouda cheese
  • 1/3 cup banana flour
  • 1 cup gluten-free panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs, whisked 
  • 2 onions, sliced into rings
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil, to grease pan
Combine ground turkey, minced garlic, dijon mustard, olive oil, cayenne pepper, and salt & pepper together in a large bowl. Form into four burger patties. Set aside.

Place panko breadcrumbs and banana flour in seperate bowls. Season panko breadcrumbs with salt and pepper, to taste. Start by coating each slice of onion in banana flour. Then, dip into whisked egg and then coat in breadcrumbs. Place all onion rings on a plate.

Heat one tablespoon of avocado oil in large pan over medium heat. Once hot, add each burger patty into pan and cook for about 6 minutes per side, or until completely cooked throughout.

While the burgers are cooking, add remaining avocado oil tablespoon to another pan over medium-high heat. Once hot, add onion rings and spread them all out so they evenly cook. Reduce heat to medium and fry for about 3-4 minutes per side, or until golden brown and crispy! 

Once burgers are completely cooked, top with gouda cheese, cover and let melt.

Assemble burgers and eat up!!!


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