Turkey and Bacon Rissoles

Turkey and bacon rissoles feature

I thought it was about time I gave Dad a starring role on the blog. I think most of you have met Mum either with our Christmas cake bake off or earlier this year in a my Lattice Slice Mother’s Day post, we are a food loving family as I’m sure all of you are too!

Considering Father’s day is just around the corner this post couldn’t have timed out more perfectly. Add to that the fact that Dad enjoys a yummy experiment in the kitchen every now and then (actually a fait bit now he’s semi retired, Mum’s loving it!) I think you get the picture, he loves to cook, just not quite as many sweet things as I do. Dad’s more your savoury kind of guy.

Did someone say meat? Was that you Dad??

Dad is also your “feed the man meat” kind of guy……. beef, seafood (except baby octopus), pork, lamb, turkey, they are all on his list!

Today we’re going to talk Turkey in a delicious way, for more than a year now Dad has been whipping up Turkey and Bacon rissoles and everyone who tries them (with the exception of Miss 4, it’s the green chives) loves them.

 

Turkey rissoles 2

 

These rissoles are packed full of flavour and there are no fancy pants ingredients required.

Another reason I love these rissoles so much is that they’re really budget friendly, the kilo of mince you need should only cost $8-$10 maybe even less if you’re a good bargain hunter. Perfect for feeding the family!

Spending quality time with Dad creating in the kitchen was really special, mind you Dad did most of the work, I was your basic kitchen hand, photographer and rissole flipper for this little project, was nice having that extra set of hands in the kitchen.

When I asked Dad about quantities of ingredients he looked at me and said ‘well it’s a kilo of turkey mince, some chopped up bacon, a good handful of chives, 2 eggs, a bit of onion, some seasoning, a few breadcrumbs and some flour to roll them in’. So I became chief measurer too!

How do you like Dad’s onion vapour protection?

When he mentioned to me he usually wraps cling wrap around his glasses to stop himself from crying, ‘but I won’t do it today’ he said, I replied with (huge grin on my face) ‘do it!!!, the cling wrap’s in the drawer right in front of you!’

Turkey Rissoles Dads onion protection

Just in case you need a closer look (you might need some good onion vapour protection too!)

Turkey Rissoles dads close up

Love your work Dad, you owned that cling wrap like it was nobody’s business!

I can honestly say not one tear ran from his eye.

Back to the rissoles…….these tasty little morsels are so versatile you can team them with chips and salad, good old veggies, why not make some turkey rissole burgers? Mmmmmmmm.

One other thing they’re really yummy for is finger food, chop them up, stick a toothpick in the top and serve with your favourite dipping sauce (I’m very partial to sweet chilli!)

Give them a whirl at your next gathering.

Turkey rissoles entertaining option

Turkey Rissole finger food

 

Here’s your How-To:

Turkey Rissole instructions

 

Turkey rissoles 3

 

Turkey and Bacon Rissoles
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
Author:
Recipe type: Rissoles
Serves: 15
Ingredients
  • 200g rindless bacon, diced (Dad used bacon rashers and removed rind)
  • 1kg turkey mince
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • ½ onion, grated
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup chopped chives (Dad's measurement was a good man size handful)
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose seasoning
  • 1 cup plain flour, for rolling the rissoles in.
  • ¼ - ½ cup rice bran oil (or whatever oil you like to shallow fry with)
Instructions
  1. Combine bacon, turkey, breadcrumbs, onion, eggs, chives and seasoning in a large mixing bowl. Mix with hands (this is a definite Dad recipe) until well combined.
  2. Take approx. ½ a cups worth of mixture (or a good palm size full according to Dad) shape into a rissole and roll in flour. Set aside on a piece of baking paper. Repeat until you have used up all the mixture (you should get about 15 rissoles.
  3. Heat oil in an electric or stove top frying pan over moderate heat.
  4. Cook rissoles approx. 4 minutes each side or until lightly golden on each side. (if you want to be super safe cut one in half and have a good check, it should feel nice and firm all the way through). Remember there will be pink bits because of the bacon.
  5. Place on paper towel to soak up any excess oil before serving.
  6. Serve with chips and salad, veggies, you could also make a yummy burger or cut the rissoles into small pieces and serve as finger food at your next gathering.
  7. Enjoy!

 

My favourite shot of our Father Daughter kitchen adventure (I’m not quite sure what we were laughing at but Kaymac was behind the camera so anything is possible!)

Love you Dad, thanks for being such a good sport, can’t wait to do it again! xx

Turkey rissoles funny shot

Wishing all the Dad’s out there including my ‘cling wrap fashionista’ a fantastic Father’s day for Sunday the 6th September 2015!

Hope you all get to eat something super delicious as well as a sweet bunch of hugs!

Until the next time……

Zamamabakes

 

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Turkey and bacon rissoles feature

I thought it was about time I gave Dad a starring role on the blog. I think most of you have met Mum either with our Christmas cake bake off or earlier this year in a my Lattice Slice Mother’s Day post, we are a food loving family as I’m sure all of you are too!

Considering Father’s day is just around the corner this post couldn’t have timed out more perfectly. Add to that the fact that Dad enjoys a yummy experiment in the kitchen every now and then (actually a fait bit now he’s semi retired, Mum’s loving it!) I think you get the picture, he loves to cook, just not quite as many sweet things as I do. Dad’s more your savoury kind of guy.

Did someone say meat? Was that you Dad??

Dad is also your “feed the man meat” kind of guy……. beef, seafood (except baby octopus), pork, lamb, turkey, they are all on his list!

Today we’re going to talk Turkey in a delicious way, for more than a year now Dad has been whipping up Turkey and Bacon rissoles and everyone who tries them (with the exception of Miss 4, it’s the green chives) loves them.

 

Turkey rissoles 2

 

These rissoles are packed full of flavour and there are no fancy pants ingredients required.

Another reason I love these rissoles so much is that they’re really budget friendly, the kilo of mince you need should only cost $8-$10 maybe even less if you’re a good bargain hunter. Perfect for feeding the family!

Spending quality time with Dad creating in the kitchen was really special, mind you Dad did most of the work, I was your basic kitchen hand, photographer and rissole flipper for this little project, was nice having that extra set of hands in the kitchen.

When I asked Dad about quantities of ingredients he looked at me and said ‘well it’s a kilo of turkey mince, some chopped up bacon, a good handful of chives, 2 eggs, a bit of onion, some seasoning, a few breadcrumbs and some flour to roll them in’. So I became chief measurer too!

How do you like Dad’s onion vapour protection?

When he mentioned to me he usually wraps cling wrap around his glasses to stop himself from crying, ‘but I won’t do it today’ he said, I replied with (huge grin on my face) ‘do it!!!, the cling wrap’s in the drawer right in front of you!’

Turkey Rissoles Dads onion protection

Just in case you need a closer look (you might need some good onion vapour protection too!)

Turkey Rissoles dads close up

Love your work Dad, you owned that cling wrap like it was nobody’s business!

I can honestly say not one tear ran from his eye.

Back to the rissoles…….these tasty little morsels are so versatile you can team them with chips and salad, good old veggies, why not make some turkey rissole burgers? Mmmmmmmm.

One other thing they’re really yummy for is finger food, chop them up, stick a toothpick in the top and serve with your favourite dipping sauce (I’m very partial to sweet chilli!)

Give them a whirl at your next gathering.

Turkey rissoles entertaining option

Turkey Rissole finger food

 

Here’s your How-To:

Turkey Rissole instructions

 

Turkey rissoles 3

 

Turkey and Bacon Rissoles
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
Author:
Recipe type: Rissoles
Serves: 15
Ingredients
  • 200g rindless bacon, diced (Dad used bacon rashers and removed rind)
  • 1kg turkey mince
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • ½ onion, grated
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup chopped chives (Dad's measurement was a good man size handful)
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose seasoning
  • 1 cup plain flour, for rolling the rissoles in.
  • ¼ - ½ cup rice bran oil (or whatever oil you like to shallow fry with)
Instructions
  1. Combine bacon, turkey, breadcrumbs, onion, eggs, chives and seasoning in a large mixing bowl. Mix with hands (this is a definite Dad recipe) until well combined.
  2. Take approx. ½ a cups worth of mixture (or a good palm size full according to Dad) shape into a rissole and roll in flour. Set aside on a piece of baking paper. Repeat until you have used up all the mixture (you should get about 15 rissoles.
  3. Heat oil in an electric or stove top frying pan over moderate heat.
  4. Cook rissoles approx. 4 minutes each side or until lightly golden on each side. (if you want to be super safe cut one in half and have a good check, it should feel nice and firm all the way through). Remember there will be pink bits because of the bacon.
  5. Place on paper towel to soak up any excess oil before serving.
  6. Serve with chips and salad, veggies, you could also make a yummy burger or cut the rissoles into small pieces and serve as finger food at your next gathering.
  7. Enjoy!

 

My favourite shot of our Father Daughter kitchen adventure (I’m not quite sure what we were laughing at but Kaymac was behind the camera so anything is possible!)

Love you Dad, thanks for being such a good sport, can’t wait to do it again! xx

Turkey rissoles funny shot

Wishing all the Dad’s out there including my ‘cling wrap fashionista’ a fantastic Father’s day for Sunday the 6th September 2015!

Hope you all get to eat something super delicious as well as a sweet bunch of hugs!

Until the next time……

Zamamabakes

 

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8 Comments on “Turkey and Bacon Rissoles

  1. Now I’m really Australian, I’ll have to give Dad’s rissoles a go! They look delicious and I love the onion protection – that’s just genius! Love all the photos, especially that one of you both together! Awesome!

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Yes you are!!!!!!
      Congratulations!!!
      You definitely need to give Dad’s rissoles a go I hope you enjoy them as much as we do.
      We had such a fun time together, the onion protection next to the actual rissoles was the stand out entertainment for the morning, Dad had himself wrapped up in next to no time (just surprised I haven’t caught him I the act before this). ???? xx

      Reply
  2. Love it, your Dad is so onto something with his onion vapour protection he may need to patent that! I’m also going to be trying out his rissoles as they look great. Love that you get to spend time with your Dad in the kitchen. Hope you have a good weekend. x

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      He made me giggle that’s for sure Vicki!
      I’ll let Dad know you’re planning to try them, he’ll be tickled pink. You have a gorgeous weekend too lovely xx

      Reply
  3. Oh how great is your Dad! So glad he finally got a starring role on the blog!! These look so good!

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      He is pretty great, don’t think I’ll trade him in just yet ???? (I wouldn’t trade him for the world).
      It’s hard to make rissoles look pretty but they do taste great!

      Reply
  4. Bec

    Yay I’m loving all the Fathers day recipes going around! Dads rule! Bec

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Me too Bec!
      Dads are awesome xx

      Reply

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