Turkey Croquettes (after Thanksgiving Day Treat)

iris mccall


Don't despair over all that leftover turkey staring you in the face. Here's a recipe to get the creative juices flowing. If you don't wanna singe the eyeballs, remove seeds and ribs from your pepper before processing.

★★★★★ 2 votes
4 (2 apiece)
20 Min
15 Min
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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
A great recipe to reinvent your Thanksgiving leftovers! I really liked the cilantro and lime flavor in these croquettes. Form these into smaller patties and you'll have a great appetizer too. Mustard was the condiment of choice in the Test Kitchen.


2 c
turkey, diced
2 Tbsp
cilantro, fresh, chopped
1/2 tsp
chives, fresh chopped
fresh red or green chili (serrano or jalapeno)
1 c
bread crumbs, fresh
grated zest of 1 lime
2 Tbsp
fresh lime juice
salt and pepper
3 Tbsp
heavy cream or turkey gravy
1 large
egg, seperated
1 tsp
cold water
1/4 c
fine yellow cornmeal
1/4 c
olive oil


1Put diced turkey in food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Transfer to bowl and add cilantro, chives, scallions, chili, bread crumbs, lime zest, lime juice, and gravy until well combined. Mix in egg yolk. With wet hands form 8 patties. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.
2Mix egg white and water dip patties in egg mixture, then in cornmeal. Cook until golden, about 2 minutes each side. transfer to a sheet pan, and put in the oven to heat thru, about 5 minutes. Serve with your favorite condiment.

About Turkey Croquettes (after Thanksgiving Day Treat)

Main Ingredient: Turkey
Regional Style: Southern
Collection: Thanksgiving 2.0
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy