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Turkey Mole

Yield 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 medium-size green pepper, coarsely chopped
  • 1 small onion, quartered
  • 1/2 cup whole almonds
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons shortening, melted
  • 1/4 cup cracker crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon anise seeds
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 (6-pound) turkey breast, cut into 8 pieces
  • Vegetable oil

How to Make It

  1. Chop coarsely the green pepper, onion, almonds, raisins, and garlic. Or process in food processor 3 to 5 seconds; scrape sides and process an additional 3 to 5 seconds.

  2. Sauté chopped mixture in shortening in a medium saucepan until lightly browned. Add cracker crumbs, chili powder, salt, anise seeds, and water; simmer 15 minutes. Set aside.

  3. Place flour in a plastic or paper bag. Add 2 to 3 pieces of turkey to bag; shake well. Repeat with remaining turkey.

  4. Heat 1 inch of oil in a large skillet to 350°; add turkey, and fry 20 minutes or until golden brown, turning occasionally.

  5. Place skin side up in a 13- x 9- x 2-inch baking dish. Pour sautéed mixture over turkey. Add water to cover. Bake at 325° for 2 hours.

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