1cupCountry-style breadcrust removed and torn into pieces*
1Large garlic clovegrated or chopped finely
1 ½teaspoonsKosher salt
1teaspoonFennel seedscrushed, optional
Extra virgin olive oil
Hoagie Rolls for serving
2cupstomato sauce for serving
Shredded Cheese for servingsuch as parmesan or mozzarella
Preheat the oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or oil the baking sheet.
In a small bowl pour the milk over the bread. Let it soak about 5 minutes, then squeeze the extra milk out of the bread. Discard the milk and add the bread to a large bowl.
To the bowl with the bread, add the egg, turkey, garlic, salt, oregano and fennel seed if using. Use your hands to mix it until thoroughly combined.
With wet hands, shape the meat mixture into a ball a little smaller than a golf ball. Roll them gently between moist hands, making sure they are all the same size. Have a bowl of water close by to dip your hands into if they get sticky is helpful!
Place on the prepared baking sheet about 1 inch apart. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, until cooked through.
Add to a pot with your favorite tomato sauce (see below for our favorite recipe) and serve in a toasted hoagie roll topped with your favorite cheese for meatball subs!
I save old bread for recipes like this. Next time you have a loaf that is getting stale, cut it up into cubes and freeze it in a plastic bag. Then you can take out just what you need.