Little Sweeties

Lean ground turkey burger studded with Old Chatham Ewe’s blue topped with caramelized onions accompanied by roasted sweet potato fries with garlic and ramps.
Most people are accustomed to a starchy side with their dinner and more importantly french fries with their burger. While cutting calories and saturated fat by opting for lean turkey meat, roasted sweet potatoes fries were paired with the burger instead of fried. Ground white meat turkey has a tendency to become dry when cooked, but by mixing it with lean ground dark turkey meat and studding the meat with onions and roquefort style blue cheese, allowed the burger to come out moist and flavorful. Turkey burgers are a quick and healthful meal to make, especially when you are craving something meaty, but want to avoid red meat and saturated fat.

Sweet potatoes are a tasty and nutritious low calorie element to add to a meal, particularly when looking for a starchy, hearty side. Sweet potatoes contain beta carotene, which is the component that gives the tuber its orange hue and gives the sweet, antioxidant properties. Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A and also contain vitamin C, folic acid and potassium and have a decent amount of fiber. 

The fries were cut with the skin on, and tossed with a little olive oil, chopped garlic and salt and roasted at 400 F for 40 minutes. Ramps were sautéed with a little olive oil and spooned over the sweet potatoes to add an additional oniony, garlicky component. 

Something this "sweet" can be good for you too!