Turkey Chestnut Patties

Chestnuts

  • They are a good source of dietary fiber
  • Exceptionally rich in vitamin-C
  • Rich in folate
  • gluten free

Find them in Markets October through March, peak season in December.

Chestnuts should be treated more like vegetables and fruits than nuts when it comes to their storage. Once at home, pack them and store inside the refrigerator, set with high relative humidity where they remain fresh for a few weeks.   (source:http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/chestnuts)

I love roasted Chestnuts and my kids will even have them when roasted. There are so many ways to eat chestnuts and they are so rich in flavour!

Some more popular recipes including chestnuts; Gravies, stuffings, rice,  soups, cakes, and puddings.

These Little guys are a  perfect match with Poultry dishes, especially with turkey. For a vegetarian option pair with roasted Tofu; Yum!

Try: Chocolate and Chestnuts are a perfect marriage, add chestnuts to chocolate desserts and your little guys wont even notice.
Look for Chestnut flour in your health food store for gluten free options and use in your baking. (cut back on refined sugars in white flour)

To roast chestnuts: Using a small, sharp knife, cut a cross into the skin of each nut. Put in a roasting tin and bake until the skins open and the insides are tender, about 30 minutes. (@ 200c/400F)

Turkey Chestnut Patties

  • Lean ground turkey about 1 pound
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp of minced green onion (chives)
  • 1 garlic clove (or 1 tsp of powdered)
  • fresh chopped parsley(optional)
  • roasted or cooked chestnuts chopped up
  • olive oil (for frying)

In a bowl combine your ingredients ; turkey, bread crumbs, egg, onion and garlic, salt & pepper, parsley and chestnuts

form into patties (using your hands)

Over medium heat in wide skillet, heat the olive oil and add your patties cooking  about 5minutes on each side (until cooked through)     Great lean burger option for your little ones.     

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