Aired December 18, 2007
4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO), divided
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 pounds lean ground turkey breast
A palmful grill seasoning
1/4 cup hot sauce
1/4 cup (about a palmful) chives plus extra for garnish, chopped
1/4 cup (about a handful) parsley, chopped
2 cloves garlic, grated
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons flour
3 cups milk
1 cup blue cheese
3 carrots, peeled and cut into sticks
3 stalks of celery, cut into sticks
4 Kimmelwick rolls or 4 thick slices rye bread, slightly toasted
Preheat oven to 450F.
Place quartered potato wedges on a baking sheet and drizzle with EVOO, chili powder, cumin, cayenne pepper, salt and freshly ground black pepper. Toss to coat. Transfer to oven and roast 40-45 minutes, until crispy and cooked through.
In a large bowl, mix the turkey, grill seasoning, hot sauce, chives, parsley, garlic, salt and freshly ground black pepper. Form 4 large patties.
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat with two tablespoons EVOO, 2 turns around the pan. Saut the burgers about 5 minutes on each side, until cooked through.
In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, melt the butter. Sprinkle the flour over the butter and cook it for about 1 minute. Whisk the milk into the roux and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. When the milk comes up to a bubble and has thickened, take the pan off the heat and stir the cheese into the sauce in a figure-eight motion.
To serve, place the top of the roll or a slice of rye bread on a plate, top with the burger and some chopped chives. Serve potato wedges, celery and carrot sticks and a cup of warm, blue cheese dip garnished with chopped chives for each person alongside.