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Stuffed Turkey Thigh

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Ingredients
  Onion 1 Small, peeled and chopped
  Celery stalk with leaves 1 , chopped
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), peeled and chopped
  Corn oil 2 Tablespoon
  Apple 1 Small, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  Parsley sprigs 8 , chopped
  Mushrooms 6 , chopped
  Sage 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Thyme 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Basil 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground white pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Toasted bread 1 Cup (16 tbs), cut into croutons (Stale)
  Apple juice 3 1⁄2 Cup (56 tbs)
  Turkey thigh 1 1⁄2 Pound, deboned and butterflied
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Ask your butcher to debone and butterfly the turkey thigh or you can do it your self. Lay turkey thigh, skin-side down, on cutting board. Make a slit with sharp tipped paring knife through meat to bone and carefully remove bone. Make a horizontal cut in each side of bone cavity to open or "butterfly" thigh.
2. Grease an 8-inch cake pan or casserole with butter
3. Preheat the oven to 350° F

MAKING
4. In a skillet heat the corn oil.
5. Add and sauté onion, celery and garlic in the oil until softened.
6. Stir in apple, mushrooms, herbs and seasonings and sauté for a 2 minutes.
7. Take pan of the heat and stir in croutons and apple juice.
8. Spoon 3/4 cup of this stuffing into thigh cavity.
9. Secure with a skewer or stitch using kitchen thread for that the thigh looks balloon shaped.
10. Pack remaining stuffing in greased pan or casserole.
11. Place the stuffed thigh over the dressing in casserole.
12. Cover casserole with aluminum foil and place in the preheated oven
13. Bake covered for 30 minutes.
14. Remove foil and roast for another 45 minutes until meat is tender and juices run clear when pierced with a knife.

SERVING
15. Slice the ballotine at a slant to revel the stuffing.
16. Serve with extra stuffing on the side.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Butterflied
Interest: 
Holiday, Gourmet
Ingredient: 
Turkey
Servings: 
4

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