Baked Italian Turkey Meatballs


Yield: 16

1/2 loaf day old Italian French bread (remove crust)
1/4 cup milk
2 eggs
4 cloves garlic; chopped
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Pepper
1/4 cup parsley; chopped fine
3/4 cup parmesean cheese
1 cup italian seasoned bread crumbs
2 lbs turkey meat
1/4 cup panko bread crumbs(for crust)

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a large bowl, mix the milk with the bread until soft. Add well beaten eggs, garlic, parsley, and season well with salt and pepper. Add turkey meat and mix with hands. Add parmesean cheese and one cup of bread crumbs.

2. Mix until everything is well combined. Refrigerate for 20 minutes. (So meatballs are moist)

3. With an icecream scoop, scoop meat and roll into ball with hands. Place on lined baking sheet, 1/2 inch apart. Sprinkle with panko breadcrumbs (to make crunchy crust). Bake for 20-25 minutes or until bottom of meatballs are brown.

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