Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Turkey Steak (and Turkey Sticks)

If you live in Utah (especially northern Utah) you know what I'm talking about when I say Turkey Steaks.  There are a couple of restaurants around here that make this, and it isn't what you would think a turkey steak would be.  It's basically ground turkey that's breaded and pan fried.  So, I guess it's kind of like country fried steak, but with turkey and without the gravy. :)  Anyway, we love it and one of our favorite restaurants, Juniper Takeout, makes gluten-free ones, along with kid-friendly turkey sticks, which are basically the same thing in a finger friendly form.

Well, I happened to have some coupons for Jenni-O products, so a bought some ground turkey and made our own turkey steaks.  It is incredibly easy.  Some tips, though, get ground turkey that has some fat in it, or it will be too dry...get the 85/15, it works the best for this recipe.  Save the hills and/or crust on your GF bread to make the bread crumbs, it's all I ever do, and it works out nicely.

My boys were so excited about this dinner, I only got these really sad snapshots of the food, before they were devoured.  This is definitely a kid friendly meal, but one that will easily satisfy your hubby as well.

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Turkey Steak
1-1.25 lb ground turkey (85/15)
1 cup gluten free dried breadcrumbs
1/2 tablespoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 egg
1/4 cup non-dairy milk
canola oil for frying

Split up turkey and form them into patties or 'fingers'.  With our 1lb of turkey we made two steaks and probably at least 4 fingers.

Mix together the breadcrumbs, salt and pepper.  Place the seasoned breadcrumbs on a plate.  In a shallow dish, mix together the milk and the egg.

Heat 1/4 cup-1/2 cup of canola oil (enough to give you about 1/4" oil in the pan) in a skillet over medium to medium-high heat.  Dip the turkey portions in the egg wash, then in the breadcrumbs.

Cook in the canola oil until both sides are golden brown and the center is cooked through.

Serve with your favorite chicken nugget condiments...we eat ours with Ranch dressing.

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