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turkey dinner croquettes

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Dawn Whitted
Spearfish, SD

I love making leftovers into yummy new things. This recipe is designed to use up holiday leftovers. You really can put virtually anything into it and they would be amazing.

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This is a very delicious concoction Dawn created. These croquettes are a great way to use your leftover turkey and stuffing. The Cheese-Its crumbs add a bit more flavor than traditional bread crumbs. And I loved using the French fried onions as the coating. This just adds to the overall flavors. What's great is you can really use whatever you have leftover - corn, green bean casserole, etc - to add to the stuffing and turkey mixture. You can serve with a dressing but, honestly, this turkey croquette was yummy all by itself.

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★★★★★ 2
serves 10-15 patties
prep time 15 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Pan Fry

Ingredients For turkey dinner croquettes

  • 10-12 oz
    turkey, cooked (holiday dinner leftovers work)
  • 1 c
    stuffing (holiday leftovers)
  • 1 stalk
    celery, diced
  • 2 sm
    green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 c
    cauliflower & broccoli florettes, green bean casserole or corn
  • 1 lg
  • 1 - 1 1/2 c
    cracker crumbs *I used Cheeze-Its*
  • pinch
    salt and pepper
  • 1 c
    French fried onions or crackers, crushed
  • olive oil

How To Make turkey dinner croquettes

  • 1
    Using a food processor, chopper or Bullet finely chop meat, celery, onion, cauliflower, and broccoli.
  • 2
    Stir in stuffing and 1c crushed cracker crumbs. *I used Cheeze-Its & saltines but any flavor of crackers would work.
  • 3
    Whisk egg well and add to mixture along with a pinch of salt and pepper. *This makes a good binder for the patties*
  • 4
    Take a scoop of the mixture and roll into a ball that sticks together (add more cracker crumbs if it's not holding together well). Press ball into patties the size of a standard burger bun in diameter.
  • 5
    Dredge patties in crushed French fried onion or remaining cracker crumbs if desired.
  • 6
    Heat a skillet to medium heat and use 2 tbsp olive oil fry the patties for 3-5 minutes on each size until golden brown.
  • 7
    Serve these patties on a bed of fresh greens with a light dressing (sour Cream w/chives) or on a grilled sesame bun topped with tomato, cucumber & lettuce. Make the patties smaller for appetizers.