Annabel Karmel’s Turkey Balls

A recipe from my colleague Annabel Karmel. A delicious Christmas canape, suitable for the whole family and a great way to use up those turkey leftovers! Ideal for baby-led weaning and picky eaters alike – children often like to eat with their fingers and this recipe is the perfect bite-sized meal for little hands.

Annabel Karmel’s Turkey Balls

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 25
Calories 32 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tsp sunflower oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 75 g parsnip peeled
  • 1 sweet potato roughly 150-200g
  • 200 g minced turkey thigh
  • 30 g fresh spinach
  • 20 g grated Cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme chopped
  • 30 g Panko breadcrumbs

Instructions
 

  • Prick the sweet potato and cook in a microwave for 10 minutes until soft. Leave to cool. Scoop out the potato. Grate the parsnip.
  • Measure all of the ingredients into a food processor. Whiz until finely chopped. Season (for babies over 1 year) and shape into 25 balls.
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan. Fry for 8 to 10 minutes, turning until golden and cooked through.
  • Alternatively, preheat an oven to 180C / 160C Fan and cook the balls for about 15 minutes turning halfway through until cooked through.

Notes

Nutrition per ball: 32kcal, 1.19g fat
Allergens: Milk, Gluten
Age suitability: 9 months+
Keyword turkey balls

For lots more inspiration from Annabel read her guest blog all about fun foods for Christmas.

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