Veronese Rolled Turkey Loaf


Preparation info
  • Yield:

    8 to 10

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Jewish Holiday Cooking

By Jayne Cohen

Published 2008

  • About

Like its poor relation, the Ashkenazi helzel (a goose neck filled with fat, flour, and scraps of meat), this refined loaf of boned and rolled turkey (similar to a ballotine) relies on gentle cooking within a pouch sewn of poultry skin to keep the contents moist and succulent.

A favorite for holiday meals, variations of this polpettone are found throughout the Jewish communities of Italy, some calling for additions of ground veal or pistachios, some grinding the turkey instead