15 December, 2016
Ground Turkey Lettuce Wraps
I had a craving for lettuce wraps the other day and we needed to bring an appetizer to a party that same night, sooo..I set out to make them! This one of my favorite recipes that I’ve created, even if it is a bit time consuming. When I’m done cooking and I bite into crispy and cool lettuce that’s filled with savory-sweet ground turkey and veggies, I know all the work was worth it!
I would say the most time consuming and perhaps intimidating part of this recipe is frying the bean threads. The frying is actually quick once you get your oil hot, but it takes 10 – 15 minutes for the oil to heat up and at the end you’re left with a pot of oil. Thankfully, I always have a funnel and an empty wine bottle or two lying around. I just funnel the COOLED oil right into the wine bottle, put on the cork and toss it into the trash. Easy-peasy. I used the bean threads pictured below, which were easily found at Jewel. I imagine most major supermarkets carry them. I also included a video below of me frying the bean threads so you can see for yourself just how very simple it is. Of course, you could skip this entire step but then the eating experience wouldn’t be the same. Find a rainy or in my case, frigid and snowy day and spend some time in the kitchen making these lettuce wraps. You will not regret it…especially if you happen to empty a bottle of wine in the process!