My dad, photographed the first time he installed the AC unit. I've since had security bars put over my windows which meant he had to REinstall the damn thing. I love my dad.
So turkey burgers for my father wasn't meant to be, but I still had this craving for the recipe I had thrown together. Enter a friend coming over for dinner last night, and me not giving him any say in what we're eating, and then forcing my camera into his hands (thanks Dan!). I am a demanding friend, for sure. Luckily I repaid him in what was possibly (and I know I say this every damn week, but this time I SWEAR that it's the truth) the best thing I've ever made...and also with a mint It's It, which is probably the real reason he was so tolerant.
Turkey Burgers with Spicy Cole Slaw
Next you're going to open a can of black beans, which means your cat is going to hear the can opener at work and will bug the shit out of you until you feed him whatever it is that's in the now-opened can.
If he's like Elvis, he's a fan of black beans and will be wholly satisfied by the few stray beans you offer him. The weirdo.
Meat. Looks gross.
It'll look totally gross.
Half a head of purple cabbage. Normally one would take out the slicing attachment for one's food processor, but sometimes one is "lazy" and "doesn't feel like it", so she'll use the regular old blade and make something more likely to be called "cole mush" than "slaw". Tastes the same, whatever you decide.
Mush in a vintage crystal bowl = klassy
Shuck that shit.
While you're waiting for the burgers to unstick themselves from the grill pan and the corn to brown, throw equal amounts butter and mayo into the food processor and toss a few chipotle peppers in adobe sauce in there with them. Then blend tell you're bored with blending.
I toasted the buns and put a slice of pepper jack cheese on the burgers, along with a ton of the cole mush, and then coated the corn with the chipotle mixture.
Unfortunately, I was only trying to seduce myself last night.