Zesty Turkey Meatballs with Mint Yogurt Sauce
There's an air of foreign travel in these meatballs that make a hearty appetizer with drinks, or dinner served with rice and your favorite sides.
2 cups vegetable oil
1 1/2 pounds ground turkey
1 (15-ounce) can garbanzo beans, rinsed drained and mashed
1 large egg, beaten
1 tablespoon crushed dried oregano
1 tablespoon paprika
2 teaspoons garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1 cup plain yogurt
1 lemon, juiced
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
- In a large deep skillet, or a deep fryer, heat the oil to 375°F (190°C).
- In a large bowl combine turkey, garbanzo beans, egg, oregano, paprika, garlic salt, salt and pepper.
- Form into balls about the size of a golf ball. Roll in bread crumbs and deep fry until golden and cooked through, about 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, combine the yogurt, lemon and mint. Drain the meat balls on paper towels. Serve with yogurt mixture on the side.
Makes 6 servings.