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The Circle B Kitchen has been blogging since September, 2009.  We have loads of recipes and thoughts on food to share in the coming weeks and months, so come back and check in often!  We love hearing from you and hope you'll leave a comment or shoot an email our way.  Whether you have questions about a recipe or the site in general, please let us know...    Contact me at      pberry@circle-B-kitchen.com

Hey Guys!!

I've got a couple new Circle B Kitchen features that I'm pretty excited to tell you about!  Firstly, I've started a new series on my Matters and Musings page dealing with quick and easy dinner prep.  We all have those nights when it seems that there just isn't time to get dinner together or we just don't feel like cooking and I've got some nifty ideas and recipes for you on that subject.  I’ll be posting something new as often as I can, so check it out!!  The other change is a little more subtle, but still pretty awesome.  At least I think so.  

Here's the thing... sometimes reading through a recipe to figure out what you're supposed to do and when you’re supposed to do it can be a huge pain, especially if you're in a hurry or time is limited.  And the truth is that in the restaurant world, recipes are not laid out the way they are for home cooks, so I've added a feature that sort of mimics how things are often done in restaurant kitchens, which is to add a section to each recipe after the ingredients list called "prep".  In that section, I will list each step to take to get everything prepped and ready before you ever start the actual cooking.  It's sort of based on the whole "mis en place" theory, which truly does make cooking faster and easier.  I hope you find both of these helpful in getting dinner on the table quickly, easily and with a lot less hassle.

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Mushroom Turkey Burger with Black Truffle French Fries

OK, all you burger lovers...pay attention.  This is a turkey burger.  A turkey burger with mushrooms and grilled onions and Dijon mustard and Gouda cheese and it is absolutely killer.

I came across this burger recipe a few years ago...it was a Rachael Ray invention, and although the condiments here are awesomely tasty, it's the burger itself that is so very good.  Along with ground turkey, you mix in chopped mushrooms, worcestershire sauce, tomato paste and other good stuff, with the resultant burger being one of the most moist and luscious we've had.  I've found that it makes a huge difference how you cook it, though, as to whether the flavors all come together.  I use either my cast iron griddle or cast iron grill pan (outdoor grill would be even better) and get it hot enough so that it really sears the meat on both sides.  You're going for a really dark color - just this side of burnt (but don't burn it.. really not good eats). Six minutes on each side. Exactly six minutes.  I love knowing exactly how long to cook things and I promise you six minutes works every time.

Then, since this is 2 for 1 day here in the Circle B Kitchen, I'm going to also give you a recipe for the best fries ever absolutely free.

These, folks, are black truffle french fries.  My son emailed me the other day and was fairly apoplectic over these fries he'd made and saying how I had to try them cuz they were so good and I did and they were.  Have I mentioned that these fries are not fried?  They're baked!  I've made them twice now.  The first time I sprinkled the truffle salt on before they went in the oven and the second time I applied the salt as soon as they came out of the oven and that's definitely how we roll now.  The heat from the fries just instantly grabs those little black truffle bits and sets them off.  They smell and taste divine.

So there you have it folks.  An amazing burger and some of the best fries you'll ever eat.  Enjoy.

For a printable recipe for the Mushroom Turkey Burger, click here.

For a printable recipe for the Black Truffle Fries, click here.

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