Thursday, December 4, 2008

Sweet and Sour Turkey Balls

This recipe comes from my Mom. Every year, ever since I can remember, she would make Turkey Balls with our leftover holiday turkey. In Canada, we call them Chicken Balls, you know those fluffy battered pieces of chicken, served with sweet and sour sauce, at the Chinese Buffet. Well, somehow my Mom found a batter recipe and started making some at home. It was one of my favorite nights for dinner, and we often fought about how many turkey balls we would each get, LOL. Today my Mom uses a different batter, which is fluffier and makes for a quality ball. So I tired my hand at these little bundles of goodness and was happy that they tasted just like Mom's. This recipe is just as good with leftover chicken breast.

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Sweet and Sour Chicken

Leftover chicken or turkey breast, cut into 1 inch chunks
1C flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 C of water ( add slowly, you may need more or less)
oil for frying

In a deep fryer, bring oil up to 350 degrees. Mean while cut chicken into 1 inch chunks. Combine dry ingredients into a small bowl and slowly add the water. You may need more or less, what you are looking for is medium thick batter ( a bit thicker than pancake batter). Once oil is up to temp, dip chicken into the batter and fry until dark golden brown. Remove and let drain on a brown paper sack or paper towels. Serve with your favorite Sweet and Sour sauce from the Asian aisle of your grocery store.

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lara said...

looks yummy!

Kristen said...

How tasty and creative?!?

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