That’s what this recipe should have been called rather than the very misleading Gryo Turkey Burger name it was given.
I don’t know much about making burgers but I do know that when my Mom made meatloaf, she always added egg to make the meat stick together. I also found this out the hard way when I grew up and tried to make meatloaf myself, forgetting about the egg that my Mom always added. It, too, fell to pieces.
This thought crossed my mind as I was reading the recipe for tonight and noticed that there was no mention of egg. But I thought to myself, “Self, don’t you think the recipe people would add this tid-bit into the recipe if it needed it?”. Of course I agreed with myself and continued on about my business.
As I was making my turkey burger patties and placing them on the griddle, I quickly realized that at some point, I would have to flip these burgers. This proved impossible. As soon as I flipped the first burger, I realized that I should have just ground up the meat, cooked it in a pan and retitled this recipe “Gyro Turkey Crumble”.
However, because I am slowly becoming a genius in the kitchen and in my professional life, “rigging” things up is a necessary skill, I found a way to make flipping burgers my “gig”. I realized that I needed not one but two spatulas. I used one to pick up the burger, then placed the second one on top, flipping the burgers in the spatulas then placing them each back on the griddle.
Like I said, pure genius!
Lesson learned: Don’t second guess yourself.
Positive lesson learned: Don’t second guess yourself.