Cornbread Crusted Turkey recipe from Combat Fat for Kids

Cornbread Crusted Turkey



1 cup low-fat buttermilk

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

4 skinless turkey fillets (3 ounces each)

1 cup cornbread crumbs

1 egg white (or liquid egg white)

1 cup low-sodium chicken broth

1 tablespoon cornstarch

1 pound frozen baby carrots

1 tablespoon fresh sage, rinsed, dried, and chopped (or 1 teaspoon dried)

1 tablespoon butter



Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine buttermilk and Dijon mustard. Mix well. Add turkey fillets to buttermilk mixture to marinate for 5 to 10 minutes while preparing cornbread. Grind cornbread in a food processor, or use your fingers to make coarse crumbs. Place breadcrumbs on a baking sheet, and dry in a 300°F oven or toaster oven for 4 to 5 minutes. Do not brown. Pour breadcrumbs into a dry, shallow dish. Put egg white in a separate bowl. Remove turkey from the buttermilk, and dip each fillet first in the egg white and then in the cornbread crumbs to coat (be sure to discard leftover buttermilk mixture and cornbread crumbs). Place breaded turkey fillets on a baking sheet, and bake for 10 to 15 minutes (to a minimum internal temperature of 165°F). While the turkey is cooking, combine chicken broth, cornstarch, carrots, sage, and butter in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring occasionally. Lower temperature to a simmer. Simmer gently for about 5 minutes, or until the butter is melted, the sauce is thick, and the carrots are warm. Serve each 3-ounce turkey fillet with 1 cup of carrots and sauce mixture. Serve with a baked or roasted sweet potato.



Reprinted with permission from Combat Fat for Kids. ISBN: 978-1-57826-458-2, $9.99 (ebook). ISBN: 978-1-57826-396-7, $15.00 (paperback). New from Hatherleigh Press. Distributed by Random House.