Air-fryer turkey meatballs

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"This recipe uses the magic of hawaij spice, crushed potato chips, and air frying to make ground turkey you are excited to eat. Hawaij is Yemini/Israeli/Arabic and is super-friendly to turkey. You can make it yourself: it is just cumin, cardamom (pods are much better than ground), turmeric, pepper, coriander, cloves (google for ratios). The wavy potato chips and air frying gives much-needed texture so they can be eaten alone, instead of pouring on gravy. My air-fryer is a Foodi flip-up oven that can cook a dozen meatballs at a time."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (248.5 g)
  • Calories 275.1
  • Total Fat - 5.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 126.4 mg
  • Sodium - 133.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 3.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.3 g
  • Sugars - 1.3 g
  • Protein - 54.2 g
  • Calcium - 39.6 mg
  • Iron - 2.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Saute veggies and onion in butter or oil , salt and pepper, until soft, let cool.

Step 2

Mix all ingredients, except chips, to make meatball batter.

Step 3

Adjust the consistency of batter with more milk if needed, it should be soft and slightly sticky.

Step 4

Form large meatballs, 1.5-2 inch diameter, and roll in the crushed potato chips. Slightly press the chips in.

Step 5

Lay out meatballs in your air fryer basket.

Step 6

Set oven to 375°F and cook for about 13 minutes. Check temp, flip and continue about 7 more minutes. Chips should be dark brown (almost black in spots) when meatballs are done.

Tips & Variations

  • Vinyl gloves for forming meatballs
  • Foodi 11-in-1 air frying convection oven or other air-fryer.