Gary's Turkey Patties

Garrison Wayne


I have been making turkey patties for over 35 years. I finally decided to jot down a simple and basic recipe. Adding turkey to the week's menu adds interest and it is healthy too! is also economical. This recipe can easily be doubled for larger occasions or if you have a large family.
Note: the onion is grated/not chopped or minced....perfect way to keep things moist......and......those onion haters probably will not detect it.
This is a great main course to include on a regular basis.


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20 Min
15 Min
Pan Fry


  • 2 Tbsp
    grated onion (1/2 small)(include any resulting juice)
  • 2 tsp
    dijon mustard
  • 3/4 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    poultry seasoning
  • 1 large
    egg, beaten
  • 2 Tbsp
    milk (a little more if too dry)
  • 2/3 c
    plain dry breadcrumbs
  • 1-1 1/4 lb
    ground turkey

  • ·
    flour for dredging
  • ·
    cooking oil for frying

How to Make Gary's Turkey Patties


  1. Over a large bowl, grate the onion using a fine grater. Add all remaining ingredients, except turkey. Mix well with a large spoon
  2. Add turkey and mix well with a large metal spoon, but don't overwork it.
  3. Use a large spoon to portion 6-8 mounds of patty mix.
  4. Gently roll each portion in plain flour and transfer each patty to a sheet pan that is lined with waxed paper. Press down by hand to flatten.
  5. You can keep in fridge, lightly covered for two hours ahead of frying.
  6. Pour oil in a large fry pan to coat the bottom of the pan. Heat oil over med/hi heat. Do not heat to smoking point.
  7. Add Turkey Patties to the hot oil. Fry the patties turning once. Total time about 6-7 minutes. Time will vary based on size of patty and temp of oil. Do not overcook. The patty will be done when firm.
  8. Serve hot. Makes 6-8 patties. Serve plain or with mustard or sauce of choice. I like an Asian Sauce myself. Some like a little BBQ Sauce for dipping.

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