Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Eat More Porcupine

When is the last time you ate some porcupines ? I have to admit, it has been a while here at my house. Serve them up with some mashed potatoes, some good brown gravy, some fried corn and biscuits and you will have a hard time getting up from the table when you're done. Let me tell you how to make them

First off, make a standard meatball recipe without using the bread crumbs or cornflakes. I use 2 lbs ground beef, chicken, or turkey. I have used half sausage/half ground beef before, and it was OK, but I am partial to the turkey meat. Add 2 eggs, 2 tbs Italian seasoning, 2 tbs pepper, and half med. chopped onion. Since I am using ground turkey, I also add 1 pkg instant turkey gravy. Mix well, and let set for a couple hours.

now on to the dirty part. Reach in the bowl and grab a handful, and then take a pinch of rice and add to the center, then take a little more to cover the rice so it is in the center. Roll it around a little to make a meatball and place on a broiler pan.

I bake them at 375 for about 35 to 40 minutes. You will know when they are ready because the rice will poke out in all directions. That's why we call them porcupines.

They are even better leftover for lunch the next day. I have 2 growing boy's at my table, so there was not much left tonight. I know these go by another couple names, so if you have had these before, let me know what you call them


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Da Old Man said...

Is it cooked rice or raw?

lot 2 learn said...

It is raw, right out of the box

Da Old Man said...

Thanks. I'll definately try them.

Anonymous said...

Whew, this sounds pretty good (once I realized it wasn't real porcupine).

Leslie Johnson said...

So where do you buy ground porcupine? That sounds Yummy!