Mini Spicy Creole Turkey Patties with Creole Yogurt

It's finally almost the weekend, and I'm so excited. This has been a long week, and I'm feeling a little under the weather. So, I'll be getting some R&R the next couple of days. We've got no plans this weekend, for the first time in a few. It's the best sometimes to have no official plans. Lazy mornings and city adventures. 

So for this recipe, it's a definite weeknight meal, a meal to keep the kids happy, or just something to serve as a fun appetizer for a party. It all comes together in under 30 minutes, so give it a shot!

Mini Spicy Creole Turkey Patties with Creole Yogurt
makes 4 servings

1 lb ground turkey
2 stalks celery (diced finely)
4 green onions (diced finely)
4 cloves garlic (minced)
2 eggs (whisked)
3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
1 tbsp Creole spice mix
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
salt & pepper
olive oil

for the Creole Yogurt
3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/2 lemon (juice)
1 tsp Creole spice mix
1 tbsp green onion (just the greens)
1 pinch salt

Heat a large saute pan over medium heat. Add celery, onion, salt and pepper and cook for 5 minutes, until soft. Transfer to a mixing bowl to cool. 

As mixture cools, mix together the Creole yogurt in a small bowl. Mix yogurt, lemon juice, Creole spice mix, salt and green onion. Set aside until ready to serve.

Add remaining ingredients to mixing bowl with celery, onion and garlic (ground turkey, 2 eggs, panko, Creole spice mix, cayenne, Dijon, salt, pepper, and a splash of olive oil). Mix with your hands until it all comes together in one sticky ball. Form mini patties into about 2 inch circles until all the meat mixture is pattied. It should make around 15 patties. 

In the same large sauce pan, add a couple tbsp of olive oil and heat over medium high heat. Add 1/2 the patties -- that's probably all that will fit. Cook on 1 side until golden brown, about 4 minutes. Flip and cook for another 3 minutes. Remove from heat, and add remaining patties to the pan, adding additional olive oil if needed.  

Once all patties are cooked, serve with Creole yogurt and chopped green onions. 

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