Vietnamese Turkey (or Pork) Meatballs

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Vietnamese Turkey (or Pork) Meatballs

We love serving these meatballs with Nuoc Cham.  The perfect appetizer.  Or put them in a Banh Mi sandwich.  Use soy sauce instead of fish sauce, if you want. 

  • 1 pound ground turkey (or pork)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1-2 T minced lemongrass (omit if you can’t find it)
  • Half bunch cilantro, finely chopped – about 1/2 c (or use parsley)
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil or vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce or soy sauce
  • A few grinds of black pepper

Mix turkey, garlic, green onions, lemongrass, cilantro, egg, oil, soy sauce and black pepper in a bowl.  With wet hands, form the mixture into about 1 1/2″ balls.

Add the oil to a skillet over medium-high heat. Place about half of the meatballs in pan and cook, turning, until browned all over and cooked inside, about 8 minutes.  Do the same with the other half.

Recipe brought to you by BigLittleMeals.com and Andy and Ann.

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