There’s something about the smell of coconut that makes me think of summer, beaches, and fruity tropical drinks. I don’t have any exciting plans to go to tropical locations this summer, so I thought my not bring the tropics to me? These tasty nuggets are great for a dinner, paired with oven baked fries, or even great for a work week lunch! See ya later Mickey Dees!
1 pound ground turkey
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon onion powder
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ cup + ½ cup flour
½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
½ cup coconut oil
salt & pepper, to taste
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a bowl combine ¼ cup flour, ½ cup coconut and salt & pepper.
In a separate bowl, combine the ground turkey, ½ cup flour, onion powder, garlic powder, egg yolk and salt & pepper. Mix well until everything is incorporated.
In a sauté pan, melt coconut oil on medium heat. Take about 2 tablespoons worth of the turkey mixture and roll into a ball and then coat with the coconut and almond mixture. Repeat with the remaining turkey. You should make about 15 to 18 turkey nugget/balls.
In small batches place nuggets into heated coconut oil and cook on each side for about 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer balls to a parchment lined bake pan and place in oven for 4 to 5 minutes to allow the turkey to cook through. Repeat with the remaining nuggets.
Serve with ketchup, ranch, or your favorite bbq sauce!