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It’s often been said that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. We know that you have already captured Dad’s heart, but why not seal the deal with a delicious barbeque or picnic spread on Father’s Day?
Eggs make the perfect ingredient for any summer meal. Don’t believe us? Imagine Classic Deviled Eggs, Sweet and Spicy Potato and Egg Salad, or the perfect burger—all made with eggs! Now follow up your meal with a sweet but tart Mason Jar Lemon Meringue or French Cruller.
Did you know that the eggs you buy in the grocery store go from farm to grading station to store shelves in only four to seven days? Look for cartons with the maple leaf symbol, so you know you are buying eggs that are produced from one of the more than 500 egg farm families across Ontario!
Ontario egg farmers work every day to care for the hens that produce high-quality, fresh and versatile eggs. So whether you are making a treat to show Dad how much you care or scrambling up a few for a quick breakfast, eggs are the perfect ingredient no matter the occasion! Try our delicious Egg-in-a-Hole Burger to see for yourself, or visit getcracking.ca to find more recipe ideas.
Egg-In-a-Hole Burger Recipe
This turkey burger contains all your favourite ingredients like ketchup, cheese, and mayo, but with a surprise on the inside—an egg!
Yield: 4 burgers • Prep Time: 10 minutes • Freeze Time: 5 minutes • Cook Time: 30 minutes
- 1.10 lb (500 g) ground turkey
- 1 tbsp (15 mL)
- Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp (5 mL) dried oregano
- 1 ½ tsp (7.5 mL) dried thyme
- 1 ½ tsp (7.5 mL) dried parsley
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tsp (5 mL) salt
- 1 tsp (5 mL) pepper
- 2 tbsp (30 mL) olive oil
- 4 eggs
- ½ cup (125 mL) grated heddar cheese
- 4 hamburger buns, toasted
- 2 tbsp (30 mL) mayonnaise
- 2 tbsp (30 mL) ketchup
- 4 green leaf lettuce leaves
- 4 tomato slices
- In a large bowl, gently mix turkey, Worcestershire, oregano, thyme, parsley, garlic, salt and pepper until combined. Divide mixture into three even balls; firmly press down, creating a 5-inch (12 cm) round patty. Using a 2-inch (5 cm) round cutter, cut out the centre of each patty. Use the cut meat to make the fourth patty. Place patties on a small parchment-lined baking sheet; freeze for 5 minutes to firm up.
- Preheat a 10-inch (25 cm) cast iron pan to medium-high heat. Add 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil. Working in batches, cook 2 patties for 6 minutes. Flip and crack 1 egg into each hole—cook for 4 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook the egg until desired doneness, about 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from pan and sprinkle each patty with 2 tbsp (30 mL) cheese. Repeat with the remaining two patties.
- Spread each bun bottom and top with mayonnaise and ketchup. Place patty on the bottom bun, followed by lettuce and tomato slice. Finish with a bun top. Serve warm.
- Tip: Try jazzing it up with different toppings! Make it Greek-inspired by substituting tomato with sundried tomatoes and sliced olives.
Ontario eggs are healthy, easy to prepare, affordable and produced by local farmers. Egg Farmers of Ontario is pleased to offer you recipes, cooking techniques and tips to simplify meal preparation.