Thursday, March 8, 2012

Turkey Croquette Recipe

Turkey Croquette Recipe

I made a turkey dinner for friends this past week and PHEW! I am all turkey-ed out. But I still had some left overs.. What to do.. What to do..  Most of what was left was turkey and mashed potatoes.. 
I thought about the crab cakes I used to make when I worked for a pub and wondered if I could do something similar with turkey.. Turns out.. yes! I introduce you to Turkey Croquettes. These are like a whole Turkey day dinner rolled into a cute little ball. 

Here's what you'll need:

For the Croquettes 
  • 2 cups finely minced turkey 
  • 1 cup mashed potatoes
  • 1 tbs chopped parsley
  • 1/4 tsp pepper  
For the sauce:
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 6 green onions (thinly sliced)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 4 tbs flour
  • 1/4 cup chicken or turkey broth
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt
For the coating:
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 eggs (large lightly beaten w/ 1 tbs water)
  • 2 cup finely ground bread crumbs or panko
cranberry sauce or turkey gravy

Now, what to do.. what to do...:

Combine turkey, mashed potatoes, parsley and pepper

Melt the butter in pan over medium heat.
Add green onions and cook, stirring for 1 minute.
Add flour and blend until smooth

Stir in broth and milk and stir for 2 minutes.
Add salt and combine with turkey mixture.
Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.

Shape mixture into ! 1/2 inch balls. 

Roll balls in 1/2 cup of flour then dip into the eggs and coat with bread crumbs.

Let stand for 45 minutes.

Now there are 2 different methods of cooking:
@ 350 for 20-30 minutes or until slightly browned

Heat oil to 360 degrees. Fry balls for 1-2 minutes until golden brown.

Baking may dry out the croquettes but thats easily countered with the help of cranberry sauce or turkey gravy!

At any rate, These are super yummy and really easy to make. I hope you will enjoy them as much as I do!

Now go have a wonderful day filled with all things delicious and fragrant!


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  2. Thanks! I'm glad you found this recipe helpful!