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Minced Turkey With Lime And Cilantro

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Ingredients
  Cooked turkey breast meat 3⁄4 Pound, finely chopped
For yogurt sauce
  Plain low fat yogurt 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Finely chopped cilantro 1 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1 Teaspoon
  Fresh lime juice 2 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Cayenne pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Turkey morsels 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Fresh bread crumbs 12 Cup (192 tbs)
  Sliced scallions 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Lime 1 , zest grated
  Finely chopped cilantro 2 Teaspoon
  Chili powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Egg white 1
  Flour 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Safflower oil 2 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. For making the sauce, in a small mixing bowl, whisk the yogurt with the cilantro, sugar, lime juice, salt and cayenne until well blended. Keep aside.
2. In a bowl, combine the minced turkey with the bread crumbs, scallions, zest, cilantro, chili powder and salt.
3. Add the egg white to the turkey mixture.
4. Using a mixing spoon or your hands, combine all the ingredients well.

MAKING
5. Dampening your hands with a little water and form the meat mixture into firm, 1 inch sized balls.
6. Lightly dust the turkey balls with flour.

FINALIZING
7. In a shallow, heavy-bottomed skillet, heat the oil over a medium flame.
8. When the oil is hot, gently add the turkey balls and fry using a slotted spoon turning to evenly brown them on all sides.
9. Remove on a paper towel and allow the excess oil to be absorbed.

SERVING
10. Transfer the meat balls to a warm platter.
11. Serve with the yogurt sauce placed in the center of the platter.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Fried
Interest: 
Holiday, Party
Ingredient: 
Turkey
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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