Chef Anne Feinman
As I was considering an idea for this edition’s column, I came across a fun and creative burger recipe. There is no reason to alert any of the animal rights groups… there is no turtle meat used here. Turtle burgers are made from three of the most well loved meats: ground beef, bacon and hot dogs.
For all our dear redneck fans and outdoorsy types, this will be a great opportunity to show off your culinary skills. No need to fire up the grill, your oven will work perfectly here.
Here is how it’s done:
Step One: Mold hamburger meat into patties.
Step Two: Season the beef with salt and pepper.
Step Three: Grab a cold beer or a shot of Johnny Walker. Some for refreshment.
Step Four: Continue to season the beef patties, a splash of beer or Johnny Walker works great here.
Step Five: Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
Step Six: Fold the bacon over theseasoned beef patty in a basket weave pattern.
Step Seven: Secure the bacon with toothpicks.
Step Eight: Insert five hot dog ends into the patty. They will serve as the turtle’s head and legs.
Step Nine: Make several small slits at the tip of each “leg” to serve as “fingers.”
Step Ten: Cut a triangle-shaped piece of hot dog and insert it into the patty as a tail.
Step Eleven: A couple drops of mustard on the head to be eyes.
Step Twelve: Place the turtle on an oven rack and then place on aluminum pan. Cover turtle loosely with foil dome and bake for 20 to 30 minutes.
Step Thirteen: Remove turtle from oven, let cool briefly and remove toothpicks.
Congratulations, you have successfully made a turtle burger… call the kids in and take lots of pics to share on Facebook!
Summer is ending, school is back and season is around the corner. Keep smiling and enjoy this wonderful Paradise we live in!