VIDEO: Create a turkey lunch treat

Celeb chef Phil Vickery and’s Filipa Kay have come up with an easy, delicious and fun turkey lunch treat for kids – the Turkey Turnover, using turkey mince, and plenty of fruit and spice. Watch our video to see the results.


Makes 8

Preparation time: 15 minutes.

Cooking time:- 10 minutes.

4 tbsp vegetable oil

2 small onions, peeled and finely chopped

2 cloves of garlic, peeled and chopped

2 tsp dried oregano

500g British turkey mince

4 tbsp mayonnaise


black pepper

1 whole egg

3-4 tbsp dried breadcrumbs

100g dried apricots, chopped

100g dried cranberries, chopped

2 x 23cm sheets ready rolled shortcrust pastry

beaten egg

4 tbsp sesame seeds

sea salt

Pre heat the oven to 190C gas 5

Heat the oil in a saucepan then add the onions, garlic and oregano cook for a few minutes until soft and translucent.

Spoon into a bowl, then add the turkey mince, mayonnaise, salt and pepper and really mix well.

Add the egg and enough breadcrumbs to stiffen up the mixture, finally add the apricots and cranberries.

Unroll the sheets of pastry, then cut into 4 equal squares.

Place a few spoons of the mix onto one side of the square, eggwash the edge and fold over, creating a plump, filled triangle. Repeat with the other 7 squares.

Brush with beaten egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds and sea salt.

Cook in the pre heated oven until nicely browned and cooked through, about 25-30 minutes.

Serve warm but not too hot. Tastes great cold in lunchboxes too.

Copyright Phil Vickery

January 2013