Turkey Polpette

Turkey Polpette

Posted 2013-06-27 by Annalisa Brownfollow
Polpette can be found in any Italian home and is considered a perfect accompaniment with pasta. More often, it’s eaten as a meal on it’s own, particularly when mopping up the tomato sugo with some crusty bread. It tastes even better the next day when eaten as a cold snack.

in Sugo


The ingredients and cooking methods vary, depending on which region you happen to indulge, in these classic “Italian meatballs” but one constant is the dish is quick and filling.

Substituting pork or beef with lean turkey mince creates a much healthier and low fat version of this traditional Italian dish.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes
Makes: 22 polpette (turkey meatballs)

Ingredients
500gm turkey mince
1 egg
1 teaspoon oregano
2 tablespoons of basil
1 cup breadcrumbs
black pepper
700ml sugo (tomato puree or sauce)
1 cup red wine

Turkey mince, egg, oregano, basil, black pepper


Method

  • In a bowl, combine the turkey mince, egg, pepper, basil and breadcrumbs.

  • Add breadcrumbs


  • Using your hands, thoroughly mix all the ingredients.

  • Bind the ingredients to make a meat paste


  • Taking small amounts of the turkey mix, shape into balls, approximately the size of golf balls.

  • Using your hands, shape the meat into golf sized balls


  • Place turkey polpette into sugo (Italian tomato sauce). Add the basil and red wine.

  • Sugo tomato puree with salt and basil

    Place the polpette into the sugo to cook


  • Bring sugo to the boil then simmer for 15-20 minutes.

  • Bring sugo to the boil then simmer


  • Serve with pasta, cous cous, rice or enjoy on its own.

  • Notes:
    I used my mum’s home made sugo to cook the polpette in. The sugo is made with tomato passata (puree), salt and basil.

    Store bought tomato paste or passata will work equally as well.

    in Sugo


    Categories
    #turkey
    #Meat-balls
    #healthy
    #Low-Fat
    #easy

    %recipeyum
    223693 - 2023-07-17 07:24:48

    Tags

    Holiday
    Festivals
    Family_friendly
    Easy
    Dinner
    Healthy
    Lunch
    Family
    Vegetarian
    Quick
    Dessert
    Simple
    Snack
    Kids
    Vegan
    Copyright 2022 OatLabs ABN 18113479226