Sunday, December 16, 2012

Brie Stuffed Turkey & Walnut Balls

Meatballs are so easy to make as all you have to do is throw everything into a food processor, blitz, shape, and cook. These meatballs are perfect for entertaining especially at Christmas or Thanksgiving, and everyone is sure to love their gooey, melted brie centre.

I love the combination of turkey, brie and cranberry so I highly recommend you also make my Cranberry Jelly to serve alongside these – as seen in the photo!

What Will I Need?

1kg Turkey thigh, diced
100g walnuts
½ cup bread crumbs
1 egg
1 clove garlic
½ tsp rosemary
1 brown onion

100g brie, diced into about 1x1cm
1 cup breadcrumbs, additional
Oil for deepfrying.

What Now?

1.      In the bowl of a food processor, blitz all the meatball ingredients together until minced.

2.      Form a meatball using 1-2 tbsp of the mince and then place a piece of brie in its centre, ensuring it is completely covered by the mince.

3.      Coat the meatball in breadcrumbs and set aside. Repeat with the remaining mince and brie.

4.      Set the meatballs aside to refrigerate for 30 minutes.

5.      Heat enough oil in a pot to allow for deep frying over a medium-high heat – ensure your hands and any utensils are completely dry!

6.      Deep fry each meatballs for 1-2 minutes or until a deep golden brown and set then onto absorbent paper.

7.      Transfer to a serving platter and serve hot with chilled Cranberry Jelly.