How to cook turkey fillets

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How to cook turkey fillets
Turkey fillets are a healthy meal (Hemera Technologies/ Images)

A turkey fillet is a thinly cut piece of turkey breast meat. Turkey fillets are flavourful and healthy. Turkey fillets as a main course with mashed potato and a green vegetable such as broccoli is a quick weeknight meal.

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Things you need

  • 4 Turkey Fillets
  • 1 cup Italian Styled Bread Crumbs
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup olive oil (or vegetable oil)
  • Shallow frying pan
  • shallow bowl
  • two plates

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    Cooking turkey fillets

  1. 1

    Start by placing the flour on a plate. Then, dump the bread crumbs onto a separate plate. You'll need to beat your egg in a shallow bowl and add 1 tbsp of water to the egg mixture. Line these up in this order: flour, egg mixture, bread crumbs.

    How to cook turkey fillets
    Prep the turkey fillets (Jupiterimages/Stockbyte/Getty Images)
  2. 2

    Place the shallow frying pan onto the stove top and heat on a medium-high flame. Once the pan is warm, add the olive oil to the frying pan.

    How to cook turkey fillets
    Heat a frying pan (Thinkstock/Stockbyte/Getty Images)
  3. 3

    Dredge one turkey fillet through the flour, making certain to coat the turkey fully with flour.

    How to cook turkey fillets
    Coat the turkey with flour (Jupiterimages/ Images)
  4. 4

    Once coated, place the turkey fillet into the egg wash mixture, turning once to coat the fillet with the egg mixture.

    How to cook turkey fillets
    Place the fillets in the egg wash mixture (Jupiterimages/Pixland/Getty Images)
  5. 5

    Take the turkey fillet from the egg mixture and place it into the bread crumbs. Pat the turkey fillet into the bread crumbs to ensure the bread crumbs will stick to the turkey fillet.

    How to cook turkey fillets
    Coat the fillets in bread crumbs (John Foxx/Stockbyte/Getty Images)
  6. 6

    Place the turkey fillet into the olive oil in the heated frying pan. Cook the turkey fillet until both sides are a crispy, golden brown. Enjoy.

    How to cook turkey fillets
    Fry the fillets in the pan (BananaStock/BananaStock/Getty Images)

Tips and warnings

  • This recipe serves four.
  • You can add sauces to the turkey fillet to add a different take. For instance, add spaghetti sauce and melted mozzarella cheese to create a turkey Parmigiana. Or add salsa and pepper jack cheese for a spicy flair.
  • Always use proper caution when working with flame and hot oil.

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