Be sure to use ground turkey breast meat and not a combination of ground light and dark meat, which has substantially more fat. If you can't find ground turkey breast, buy a one-pound piece of breast meat and chop it yourself. More Brunch Recipes

May 1995


Recipe Summary



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  • In a steamer basket set over simmering water, steam the potato until tender when pierced with a fork, about 18 minutes. Let cool slightly, then peel the potato and coarsely grate it.

  • Heat 1 teaspoon of the vegetable oil in a large nonstick skillet. Add the mushrooms and cook over high heat, stirring occasionally, until beginning to brown, about 4 minutes. Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring, until translucent, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and let cool.

  • If using cubed turkey breast, pulse in a food processor until coarsely ground or mince by hand.

  • Add the ground turkey to the mushroom mixture with the potato, ham, milk, parsley, sage, thyme, salt, and pepper and mix well. Shape the mixture into eight 3-inch patties.

  • Heat the remaining 1 teaspoon vegetable oil in the large nonstick skillet. Add the patties and cook over moderately high heat, turning once, until well browned and cooked through, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer to plates and serve.

Make Ahead

The patties can be refrigerated, covered, for up to 2 days.


One Serving

Calories 229 kcal, Protein 34 gm, Carbohydrate 11 gm, Cholesterol 82 mg, Total Fat 5.3 gm, Saturated Fat 1.1 gm.