~~~~~~Randy Pausch~~~~~~

The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough.

Consistent practice equals consistent progress.


Dead Last Finish is greater than Did Not Finish which greatly trumps Did Not Start.


Thursday, February 21, 2008

Turkey Breakfast Meatballs - My Version

Here are my version of breakfast meatballs.

20 oz ground turkey breast
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 medium red onion finely diced
1 medium to large granny smith apple (1/4 inch dice)
1 tsp maple extract
1/2 cup egg beaters
1 tsp kosher salt
2/3 cup Panko bread crumbs

Mix all ingredients thoroughly and shape into 34 - 1 inch balls. Place on a cookie sheet. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes.

Each meat ball has 39 calories, 3g fat, 2g carb and 4.5g protein

What I will do differently next time:
I will probably grate 1/2 the apple and dice 1/2 the apple. I like the contrast in texture of the diced apple but it makes the meatball a bit hard to hold together. I will also try replacing the pecans with 1/4 cup flax seeds. The pecans didn't add the texture I was hoping for and flax seeds are healthier. That will probably help them hold together a bit better as well. Lastly I will add more maple extract, 2 tsp probably. I really wanted that distinct breakfast flavor. Once they cool I will know for sure. It might come through better once they are cold.

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