Meatball Liaison

Meatball Liaison

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January 14, 2021
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Category Main
Country Turkey
Prep 0 mins
Cook 0 mins
Ready-in 0 mins
Yields 6 people
Skill Level Medium


Bread (stale): 2 medium slices (60 grams)
Onions: 2 medium sized (120 grams)
Parsley: 1/4 bunch (15 grams)
Ground meat: 2 4/5 cups (500 grams)
Black pepper: 1/2 dessertspoon (1 gram)
Wheat flour: 3 tablespoons (18 grams)
Water: 4 cups (800 millilitres)
Egg yolk: 1 (30 grams)
Lemon juice: 2 tablespoons (20 grams)

Nutritional Table

Energy 325
Sodium 60.00 mg
Phosphate 108.00 mg

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Cooking Method


  1. Remove the crusts from the bread, wet the crumbs and squeeze hard. Peel the onions, wash and grate. Wash the parsley, clean and finely chop. Mix the ground meat, crumbs, onions, parsley, 1 ½ dessertspoons of salt and black pepper well. Knead for 4-5 minutes.
  2. Roll the meatballs to the size of a walnut, place them onto a dusted tray. Cover the meatballs with flour by shaking the tray. Add water and the rest of the salt to the pan. Add the meatballs to the boiling mixture, cook for 45-50 minutes on a low heat.
  3. Scramble the egg with the lemon juice in a separate cup, add several tablespoons of the boiling meatball mixture to warm up. Stir mixture well while adding the egg yolk and lemon juice, scramble slowly. Boil it once and turn the oven off.

Origins and Traditions

Meatball liaison is a very balanced meal with carbohydrates and protein. It is frequently prepared in homes as it is very easy to prepare. Children love it! It is also served at weddings in central Anatolia. Rice is substituted with bulghur and served with tomato paste in some regions.

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