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Turkey Nuggets with Zucchini Coating

Family Dining (2 Adults and 2 Children)
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Turkey Nuggets with Zucchini Coating

Turkey Nuggets with Zucchini Coating - This snack stands out from any fast food competition!

Difficulty:
moderate
Difficulty
Preparation:
40 min.
Preparation
Calories:
591
calories
Calories
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Nutritional values

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie591 kcal(28 %)
Protein43 g(44 %)
Fat18 g(16 %)
Carbohydrates61 g(41 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage6 g(20 %)
Calorie394 kcal(19 %)
Protein29 g(30 %)
Fat12 g(10 %)
Carbohydrates41 g(27 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage4 g(13 %)
Vitamin A0.3 mg(38 %)
Vitamin D0.6 μg(3 %)
Vitamin E5.3 mg(44 %)
Vitamin B₁0.3 mg(30 %)
Vitamin B₂0.5 mg(45 %)
Niacin22.9 mg(191 %)
Vitamin B₆0.8 mg(57 %)
Folate91 μg(30 %)
Pantothenic acid1.7 mg(28 %)
Biotin26.6 μg(59 %)
Vitamin B₁₂1.2 μg(40 %)
Vitamin C20 mg(21 %)
Potassium926 mg(23 %)
Calcium152 mg(15 %)
Magnesium96 mg(32 %)
Iron5.6 mg(37 %)
Iodine16 μg(8 %)
Zinc3.5 mg(44 %)
Saturated fatty acids4.7 g
Uric acid218 mg
Cholesterol160 mg
1 Kinderportion enthält
Vitamin A0.2 mg(25 %)
Vitamin D0.4 μg(2 %)
Vitamin E3.6 mg(30 %)
Vitamin B₁0.2 mg(20 %)
Vitamin B₂0.3 mg(27 %)
Niacin15.2 mg(127 %)
Vitamin B₆0.6 mg(43 %)
Folate60 μg(20 %)
Pantothenic acid1.1 mg(18 %)
Biotin17.7 μg(39 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.8 μg(27 %)
Vitamin C14 mg(15 %)
Potassium617 mg(15 %)
Calcium101 mg(10 %)
Magnesium64 mg(21 %)
Iron3.8 mg(25 %)
Iodine10 μg(5 %)
Zinc2.3 mg(29 %)
Saturated fatty acids3.1 g
Uric acid145 mg
Cholesterol107 mg
Development of this recipe:

Ingredients

for
4
Ingredients
3
Zucchini (about 750 grams)
14 ounces
1
Egg (small)
4 tablespoons
Pastry flour (about 50 grams)
3 tablespoons
7 ounces
Polenta (instant)
1 pint
5 ounces
Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 Cutting board, 1 Small knife, 1 Box grater, 1 Paper towel, 2 Bowls, 1 Tablespoon, 1 large Non-stick pan, 1 Slotted spatula, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Pot, 1 Wooden spoon

Preparation steps

1.
Turkey Nuggets with Zucchini Coating preparation step 1

Rinse, trim and finely grate the zucchini on a box grater. 

2.
Turkey Nuggets with Zucchini Coating preparation step 2

Rinse turkey cutlets, pat dry and cut into small, nugget-sized pieces about 5 cm (approximately 2 inches). Season with salt and pepper.

3.
Turkey Nuggets with Zucchini Coating preparation step 3

Squeeze half of the zucchini vigorously over a bowl to remove moisture. Collect the liquid in the bowl and set aside. 

4.
Turkey Nuggets with Zucchini Coating preparation step 4

In another bowl mix the pressed zucchini with the egg, 2 tablespoons of flour and salt to taste.

5.
Turkey Nuggets with Zucchini Coating preparation step 5

Sprinkle the turkey cutlets with the remaining flour and coat them with the zucchini and egg miture. Hold the cutlet firmly and apply pressure to keep the coating adhered to the zucchini. 

6.
Turkey Nuggets with Zucchini Coating preparation step 6

Heat the oil in a large non-stick pan and fry the nuggets over medium heat on both sides until golden brown.

7.
Turkey Nuggets with Zucchini Coating preparation step 7

Meanwhile, place the polenta, remaining grated zucchini, collected zucchini juice and stock in a pot and mix until smooth. Bring to a boil and cook the mixture over low heat, stirring occasionally until it becomes a thick paste, 7-8 minutes. If necessary, add a little more stock.

8.
Turkey Nuggets with Zucchini Coating preparation step 8

Drain the turkey nuggets on paper towels. Add the sour cream to the polenta and season with salt and pepper. Serve the polenta with the turkey nuggets.