California Crispy Lemon and Sesame Turkey Gobblers


  • Prep Time10 mins
  • Total Time30 mins
California Crispy Lemon and Sesame Turkey Gobblers

Photo provided by Turkey Farmers of Ontario

This versatile recipe makes a delicious appetizer or main served with honey dipping sauce for a fun, tasty weeknight meal.


  • 1 lb boneless Ontario Turkey Breast, cut to form 2 to 3-inch pieces

  • 1 cup lemon juice

  • 1 tbsp sesame oil

  • 1 tsp each salt and pepper

  • 1/2 cup cornstarch

  • sesame seeds, optional

  • vegetable oil, for deep frying


  • Mix together the lemon juice, sesame oil, salt and pepper. Add Turkey pieces and marinate for no less than 30 minutes, no more than 2 hours.

  • Pre-heat at least 4 inches of oil in heavy, straight-sided pot, to 360°F (180°C). Strain Turkey pieces and discard marinade. Pat dry with paper towel. Dredge pieces in corn starch, shaking off excess corn starch.

  • Deep fry until golden and floating in the oil and internal temperature is 165°F (75°C). Remove from oil with slotted spoon and place on paper towel. Sprinkle with salt and sesame seeds, serve with liquid honey or favourite dipping sauces.

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This article was originally published on Jun 02, 2018

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