Chicken-Turkey Puff Pastry Appetizers

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By Helaine Norman
from Sunrise, FL

This versatile recipe is from a burger recipe in "Gluten-Free Goes Gourmet" by Vicky Pearl. It calls for making into a gluten free kreplach. I decided it perfect for filling and baking in frozen puff pastry squares. Pie crust dough would work too. Raw it can be made into meatloaf. As is, it makes 30 to 35 small burgers. You make the burgers first, then mash to make it a filling. It can be made ahead, frozen and reheated either before or after baking or not. Please consider as I wrote the recipe for the website because of its versatility it was difficult to write for the website.

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serves 30 to 35 if burgers, 18-20 if appetizers
prep time 35 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Pan Fry

Ingredients

  •   1 1/2 lb
    ground dark chicken
  •   1 1/2 lb
    ground dark turkey
  •   2
    baking potatoes, peeled, cooked and mashed
  •   2 large
    onions, finely diced and sauteed
  •   3 large
    eggs
  •   2 tsp
    kosher salt
  •   2 tsp
    garlic powder
  •   1/2 tsp
    paprika
  •   1/4 tsp
    black pepper, freshly ground
  • TIPS: PREP-COOKING TIME VARIES -INCLUDES TIME FOR COOKING POTATES AND SAUTEING. YOU CAN USE ONLY TURKEY OR ONLY CHICKEN BUT THE COMBINATION IS DELICIOUS! THE SIZE OF THE POTATOES DEPENDS ON HOW MUCH YOU LIKED THEM. DON'T SKIP SAUTEING THE ONIONS!

How To Make

  • 1
    In large bowl, mix together ground meats, mashed potatoes, sautéed onions, eggs, and spices. Form into 30 to 35 small patties.
  • 2
    Preheat a fry pan over high heat for 5 minutes.
  • 3
    In batches, place patties in pan or grill. cook, turning once, for about 4 minutes or until no longer pink inside.
  • 4
    You can the burgers as is. But, to make filling for the puff pastry appetizers, mash the burgers well and you have your filling!
  • 5
    Place enough of the filling into each of 18 to 20 puff pastry squares to easily fold over to form triangles. Seal with a little water using your fingers. Can also mash with a form around the edges.
  • 6
    Place on parchment line pan of cookie sheet.
  • 7
    Bake in preheated 350 degree oven until pastry in golden. The filling is already cooked so only watch the pastry carefully.