Turkey Meatballs

Total Time:
20 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
4 servings (9 to 11 meatballs)
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh ground turkey
  • 1 small dice sweet onion
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano leaves
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 2 to 3 cloves minced garlic
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 3/4 cups bread crumbs
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, for dusting the meat balls before browning
Directions
  • Mix turkey meat, onion, fresh herbs, garlic, and salt and pepper. Add eggs, bread crumbs, and heavy cream. Roll meatballs to desired size. See Chef's Note 1.

  • Heat a large saute pan. Add oil and butter and cook over medium heat until the butter turns golden brown, about 5 minutes. Browning the butter adds great flavor.

  • See Chef's Note 2. Dust meatballs in a little flour and brown. The meatballs should be cooked on a medium-high heat. They can be finished in the oven by roasting or placed in pre-made tomato sauce. Remember this is only for browning the meatballs.

  • Chef's Note 1:

  • We recommend you taste and test as you go by make a small patty before you begin to assemble the meatballs.

  • Chef's Note 2:

  • Rub a little water in the palm of your hands. It makes the job easier.

Professional Recipe: This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional and makes a large quantity. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe in the proportions indicated and therefore cannot make any representation as to the results.


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