|Chicken gizzard "meatballs" in tomato sauce.|
The flash made it look more orange than it
really was. It was a dark red, really.
I have to admit, I get bored of foods easily. I don't like endless repetition of the same few foods, so I'm constantly on the lookout for ways to mix things up a bit.
And that's where this recipe comes in.
Gizzard balls, really.
I'm having too much fun with this punning. :-D You get the gist.
4 cups cooked and ground chicken or turkey gizzards
2 cups ground chicken breast (approximately chicken breasts from one whole chicken, or two sides of a chicken breast)
3/4 cups tapioca starch, potato starch, or any other fine flour
1. Boil gizzards until soft, approximately 1 hour in a pressure cooker or 3-4 hours in a regular pot.
2. Put gizzards in the food processor until you get a smooth paste.
3. Grind your chicken breast in the food processor until smooth.
4. Mix all the ingredients together.
5. Use this as the base for any meatballs or even meat loaf. Don't add any more fillers/stretchers like breadcrumbs, or shredded veggies, as it may not hold together as well. You can add finely chopped onions though. I've seasoned this with onion, garlic, salt, and Italian spices and cooked them in tomato sauce (pictured above). I've also seasoned them with soy sauce, ginger, honey, and scallions and boiled them in wonton soup to make a gluten free wonton style soup (minus the wrappers). They probably also would work to make burgers, but I haven't tried it yet.
If you never tried organ meats or never enjoyed organ meats, or just are looking for a change from the standard chopped and cooked gizzards, this recipe is truly a winner. :-D
Have you ever eaten gizzards before? In general, do you like organ meats? Do you think this is a recipe you'd try out?
What are your favorite ways to prepare meatballs?
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