Americans have embraced the Canadian invention of poutine, making it our own with some unique touches. Typically, french fries are topped with cheese curds and gravy. Here, scrambled eggs and turkey sausage are added to make a hearty breakfast dish.
To differentiate burger offerings, start with a different base. Here, leaner ground turkey stands in for ground beef, and Asiago cheese adds a layer of dairy protein. Sauteed apples and cranberries complement the burgers with fruity flavors.
Although chef Franz developed this panini as a lunch item, the combo of bacon jam, pears and blue cheese could be just as appropriate for breakfast or brunch. Both the jam and caramelized pears can be made ahead of time to speed up the prep.