TURKEY CROQUETTES

Susan Din

By
@spatdi

Great use of leftover turkey and mashed potatoes-also gravy,if you have any left!


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Serves:

4 (2 hours chilling time)

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Deep Fry

Ingredients

FILLING

2 c
turkey, finely minced (leftover)
1 c
mashed potatoes-seasoned (leftover)
1 Tbsp
parsley-flat leaf, chopped
1/2 tsp
coarse black pepper

SAUCE FOR FILLING

2 Tbsp
butter
6 stick
green onions-white and green sliced thinly
1 small
garlic clove minced or grated
1/2 c
gravy-leftover...or make fresh with below ingredients
4 Tbsp
flour-all purpose
1/4 c
chicken broth
1/4 c
milk
1/2 tsp
salt-or to taste

BREADING

1/2 c
flour-all purpose-for dredging
2 large
eggs-beaten with 1tbsp water
2 c
bread crumbs-fresh, finely ground

Directions Step-By-Step

1
FILLING:
Combine the turkey, mashed potatoes, parsley, and black pepper.
2
SAUCE:
Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium high heat. Add green onions and garlic-cook stirring for 1-2 minutes

.....MAY USE LEFTOVER GRAVY AT THIS POINT.....
Add gravy to the cooked onions/garlic and skip the next paragraph.

For fresh gravy: add the flour to cooked onions/garlic and stir until well blended.
Stir in chicken broth and milk until smooth. Cook, stirring and bring to a boil for 1 minute.

Add salt to taste, and cool mixture.

Combine sauce with the turkey mixture, blending well.

Cover and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, about 1 to 2 hours.
3
BREADING:
Put 1/2 cup of flour in a plate.
Beat eggs in a bowl with 1 tablespoon of water.
Put the finely ground bread crumbs in another bowl.

SHAPE croquette mixture into 1 1/2-inch balls or traditional round cone shape(a little smaller if you're making appetizers).

ROLL gently in the flour to cover.
COAT in the egg completely.
ROLL in the bread crumbs.
Place on a waxed paper or foil-lined cookie sheet.

Allow croquettes to air dry for about 30 to 45 minutes.
4
Heat oil to 360°.
Fry the croquettes in small batches for about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes, depending on size, or until golden brown.
Drain on paper towels.
Serve as desired.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Turkey
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: For Kids