Chicken Burgers

February 11, 2013 at 10:03 pm

I have this thing about ground beef – it really just doesn’t do it for me. Reading way too much about how many different cows go into one burger made my decision to stop eating it really very easy, except that I really like them… They are easy to make and are great for company so they’re hard to pass over.

I had my best friend over for lunch a couple of weeks ago. She is a paleo eater and we were planning on just making a salad. I said earlier that my life change goal is to use what I have and embrace it. So I looked in my freezer and found some beautiful ground capon from C & D Family Farms in my freezer and texted her that we were having chicken burgers. Her response was “OK….” so that was encouraging.

The amazing thing about burgers is that they can be whatever you want them to be. I used what I had laying around: 1 pound of ground capon, a squeeze of lemon, a handful of chopped cilantro, two chopped chilis in adobo sauce, an egg and a couple of teaspoons of Caribbean Calypso seasoning from the Spice House. Had I not had my little gluten hater over, I certainly would have added some whole wheat bread crumbs, but they’re not necessary. I formed them into 4 beautiful patties and sauteed them in cilantro olive oil, topped with soft queso fresco and voila: a masterpiece. We liked them so much, we both ate two. Certainly a unique approach, but localish and healthy all the same. What are some weirdly successful creations you’ve made?