I always have meat in the freezer. I try to keep a box of turkey burgers that I can just throw on the George Foreman for an easy weekend lunch.
This day, however, I decided to get creative with my frozen turkey burger. My mom had purchased a couple green plantains at the grocery store and gave me one to take home. Now, I couldn’t eat more than one ounce at time, but that was just perfect to make one nice sized plantain. Of course, if you can eat more, by all means, add as many as you’d like!
I added some mashed avocado and a garlic sauce to the top of the plantain for a super-duper deliciously flavorful burger. I think I ate this in about five seconds flat. No joke.
It just goes to show that you can dress up your freezer staples!
- 1/4 avocado, mashed
- 1 green plantain
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp lemon or lime juice
- 1 burger patty of your choice
- lettuce for a wrap
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a large skillet bring about 1 inch of vegetable oil to temperature over medium high heat. Slice your plantain skin lengthwise down the center and peel the skin off and set aside. Slice your plantain in about 1 inch pieces. Once your oil has come to temperature, place all your plantain pieces in the oil and fry for 1-2 minutes on each side. Remove each piece to the center of the plantain skin and folding the skin in half, press down firmly on your plantain. Return to the oil to finish frying about 30 seconds to 1 minute on each side.
- Cook your burger patty of choice using your favorite method. While your burger cooks, prepare your garlic sauce and lettuce wrap. For the garlic sauce, mix your garlic, lemon or lime juice and salt and pepper. Set aside. Mash your avocado and season with salt and pepper.
- Once your burger is done cooking, place it on your lettuce. Spread your avocado over top of your burger. Place your plantain over that and then add your garlic sauce over your plantain.
This recipe is: low-carb, low glycemic, gluten free, dairy free, grain free, diabetic friendly, under $20