Tuesday, September 24, 2013

General Tso's Meatballs

    For the Meatballs
  • 1 lb ground turkey breakfast sausage
  • 2 Tbl minced ginger
  • 1/4 cup scallions, chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • light flavored oil for frying (olive, grapeseed, etc)
  • Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 3 Tbl rice wine vinegar
  • 3 Tbl soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 Tbl sugar
  • 1 Tbl cornstarch
  • 1 Tbl chili sauce
  • 1/4 cup scallions, chopped
  • 4 – 5 small dried chilies, seeded and chopped
    • Combine all of the meatball ingredients and mix thoroughly. Form into 13 to 16 balls and fry in oil over medium heat until cooked through and crispy. Place the meatballs on cooling rack to drain excess oil.

    • While the meatballs are draining, mix everything except the scallions and chili peppers in a small saucepan and whisk until combined. After everything is mixed well add the scallions and chili pepper and bring to a boil. Simmer for five minutes until thickened and remove from heat.

    • Add the meatballs to to the sauce and coat well.

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