Crispy Oven-Fried Turkey Patties with Bourbon BBQ Sauce

Cut calories, but not the taste with oven-fried turkey patties. Cover with fresh toppings and homemade bourbon barbecue sauce.


For the barbecue sauce:

  • 1 cup ketchup, preferably organic
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 2 shots bourbon (about 1/4 cup)
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Coarse black pepper

For the turkey patties and toppings:

  • 1 1/4 pounds ground turkey
  • 2-3 scallions, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • Flour, for dredging
  • 2 eggs, beaten with a few dashes of hot sauce, salt and pepper
  • About 1 1/2 cups cornflakes, crushed
  • Cooking spray
  • 4 brioche or other soft sandwich rolls, split
  • Toppings: shredded cabbage or lettuce, diced or sliced seeded tomatoes, chopped raw onion, chopped pickles


Pre-heat the oven to 375°F.

In a small saucepan, bring the BBQ sauce ingredients to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer until thickened, 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine the turkey, scallions, parsley, thyme, salt and pepper; form into four patties. Coat the patties in the flour, then the eggs, then the cornflakes. Spray a baking sheet with the cooking spray. Place the turkey patties on the sheet and spray the patties. Bake until crisp, 18-20 minutes.

Place the turkey patties on the rolls, doused with the sauce. Serve with the toppings of your choice.

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