The Eat Food NOT Money Cookbook

Turkey Polpettone

I believe I told you before that I get the Betty Crocker newsletter sent to my email weekly. I just love the featured recipes they send me and I usually try at least one of them. I got one today that looks absolutely scrumptious so I just had to share it with you. This recipe comes from award-winning TV chef Michael Chiarello and is created with Progresso® panko and Italian style bread crumbs.

Turkey Polpettone

Prep Time: 20 min
Total Time: 45 min
Makes: 4 servings

What you’ll need:

For patties:

1 lb ground turkey
1/2 cup Progresso® Italian style bread crumbs
2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions
1 egg yolk
2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage leaves
1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated lemon peel
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon sea salt, preferably gray salt
Freshly ground black pepper
2 oz whole-milk mozzarella cheese, cut into 4 equal pieces

For coating:

1/2 cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour seasoned with salt and pepper
1 cup Progresso® panko crispy bread crumbs
1 egg

Olive oil for frying

1. Heat oven to 350ºF. Place turkey in large bowl. Add remaining burger ingredients except cheese; work in gently by hand. Divide mixture into 8 equal pieces. Flatten each piece into round patty. Top 4 of the patties with a piece of cheese and then with second patty. By hand, press edges together to seal and make patties of even thickness.

2. On separate sheets of waxed paper, place seasoned flour and panko bread crumbs. In shallow bowl, beat egg lightly. Coat patties lightly with flour mixture, next dip into egg and then coat with bread crumbs, pressing crumbs gently onto patties.

3. Heat 10-inch ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Add enough olive oil until 1/8 inch deep. When oil is hot, add patties. Cook about 1 1/2 minutes until nicely browned, then turn and cook other sides 1 to 2 minutes or until browned. Place skillet with patties in oven; bake about 10 minutes until turkey is no longer pink in center.

Make the Most of This Recipe

Michael’s Tips

“These highly seasoned turkey burgers have a surprise inside: an oozing nugget of mozzarella. In Italy, polpettone are large meatballs, and you could certainly shape these into balls and simmer them in marinara sauce. Instead, I make them in a burger shape.”

Michael Chiarello serves these turkey burgers with his Radicchio Salad, also found on BettyCrocker. He serves any remaining dressing from the salad recipe over these burgers.

Nutrition Information:
1 Serving: Calories 580 (Calories from Fat 280); Total Fat 31g (Saturated Fat 8g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 190mg; Sodium 1170mg; Total Carbohydrate 42g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 3g); Protein 33g Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 8%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 15%; Iron 20% Exchanges: 3 Starch; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 3 1/2 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 3

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Cost:
ground turkey – $3.50
dry bread crumbs – $0.99
onion – $1.12
eggs – $1.09/ dozen
mozzarella – $3.49/block
Total – $9.28

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February 23, 2009 - Posted by | -turkey, MAIN DISHES | , , , , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. That sounds good. I have not found Panko in my area yet. Probably because I usually shop at Wally world. I have to try Publix next time. And Chiarello always seems to use gray salt. Coco

    Comment by Coco | February 23, 2009 | Reply


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