Turkey and Italian Herb Burger with Lemon Mayo and McCain French Fries {Recipe}

Turkey and Italian Herb Burger with Lemon Mayo and McCain French Fries {Recipe} | Boo Roo and Tigger Too


Serves: 4
Preparation time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 15 mins (plus chilling time)
Cost per serving: £3.31*

*Cost per serving taken from Tesco online (March 2013)



  • 400g of turkey thigh mince
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp dried Italian style herbs
  • A drizzle of olive oil
  • 480g McCain French Fries
  • Salad leaves
  • Bread buns/rolls

For the mayonnaise

  • 3 tbsp light mayonnaise
  • ½ fresh lemon


  1. Place the mince in a large mixing bowl and add the chopped onion, herbs, beaten egg and season with salt and pepper. Mix well until all the ingredients are combined.
  2. Using wet clean hands to stop the mixture sticking, shape the burgers by dividing the mixture into four. Pop the burgers into the fridge to chill for 30 minutes.
  3. In the meantime preheat the oven to 240°C / Gas Mark 9.
  4. Pre heat the grill to medium (or heat a grill pan if preferred) – Personally I prefer to use my Tefal Optigrill
  5. Grate the zest from the lemon into the mayo along with the juice for the lemon. Mixand chill until needed.
  6. Spread some McCain French Fries in a single layer on a large oven sheet and bake in the oven for 14-16 minutes or until they are crisp and golden.
  7. While the fries are cooking, place the burgers on the grill tray or grill pan, drizzle with a little olive oil and cook for 7-8 minutes on each side, ensuring they are cooked through before serving.
  8. Serve in buns with the McCain French Fries, salad leaves and lemon mayo.
Turkey and Italian Herb Burger with Lemon Mayo and McCain French Fries {Recipe}


Top tip

This recipe is great with a multitude of herbs, so experiment with different flavours depending on your taste buds.


Disclosure: I received a selection of ingredients FOC in order to make the above recipe.


  1. Paul Wilson
    April 2, 2014 / 12:18 am

    Oo, I make my own mayo, I’ll definitely try adding lemon to it.

  2. Paul Wilson
    April 21, 2014 / 11:38 pm

    I also like the idea of burgers with turkey mince.

  3. Alison Turnnidge
    May 26, 2014 / 10:27 am

    These sound lovely, using turkey makes a change from lamb or beef

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