By Seth Fera-Schanes
Serving size: 4
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 5-7 minutes
1 lb ground turkey
2-3 wild leeks (also called ramps)
Salt and pepper
Thoroughly wash and chop off just the roots. Chop the remaining wild leek (white stalk and green leafy part). Set aside.
In a bowl, add ground turkey, 4 tbsp chopped ramps, salt and pepper to taste. Fold all ingredients to evenly incorporate. Form into 1/4 lb hamburger patties.
On a grill over medium high heat, add turkey burger patties. Grill for 3-4 minutes per side or until internal juices run clear.
Serve with your favorite toppings.
Concept behind the dish
I grew up eating turkey burgers and will order them over beef burgers most of the time (sorry burger aficionados.)
I like to add different ingredients into the meat before cooking (like dried jalapeño flakes or green onions or Worcestershire sauce.) In this dish, I decided to use diced ramps. The onion and garlic flavor carries through each bite and will be sure to have some burger converts.