You’ll Need:

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  • We love these silicone utensils – they come in lots of colours to suit every kitchen!
  • A balloon whisk to match
  • Mixing bowls – we use these glass ones as they’re very durable – and perfect for melting chocolate in this recipe, but we also recommend these stackable stainless steel ones with airtight lids and these plastic nesting ones!
  • Digital scales to weigh everything out super accurately
  • A nice big sharp knife – We recommend this one, this one and this one!
  • A cast iron casserole dish that will be large and sturdy enough to hold hot oil like this one – these are really versatile pans that you can use for lots of recipes, both on the hob and in the oven, so it’s worth having on in your kitchen!


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  1. Mix together 150ml yoghurt, lemon juice and milk
  2. Add turkey and refrigerate for a minimum of 30 minutes – but overnight is best if possible!
  3. Mix flour, cornflour, garlic granules, onion granules, sage, salt, pepper and paprika together to make the coating for the turkey
  4. Dip turkey breasts into flour mixture, then place on a wire rack 
  5. Deep fry at about 170°C until browned and cooked through  – this should take about 8 minutes
  6. For the coleslaw mix together the remaining yoghurt, mayonnaise, sprouts, carrots, onion, honey, garlic granules mustard and season with salt and pepper to taste
  7. Now you have your fillings, assemble your burger; add the slaw, turkey burger and any extra toppings and sauces you like – we added brie, bacon, cranberry sauce, sausage stuffing patty, gravy and pigs in blankets!

Top Tips:

  • Make sure that your turkey breasts are of equal size and thickness – trim them down and bash with a rolling pin/meat mallet under clingfilm to get them more uniform in size
  • Make sure that your turkey is cooked through when you fry it – we have suggested 8 minutes but this will vary depending on the thickness of your turkey breast so make sure that you check!
  • Always toast your burger buns! This way juices from the meat or sauce won’t make it soggy and fall apart
  • You can fry the turkey in advance and reheat on a wire rack in the oven if you like
  • The coleslaw will make enough for 10+ portions so you can save it and have it with other festive meals too! It will last in the fridge for around 3 days
  • Please note that the nutritional value is calculated based on the turkey burger, slaw and a brioche bun – please add calories for the optional toppings individually