Recipe courtesy of Edison Mays Jr.

Turkey Meatballs

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings (9 to 11 meatballs)
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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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Cook’s Note

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.