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Turkey Croquettes

Familiar dishes return, cleverly camouflaged as these croquettes, which are formed from turkey and mashed potatoes and served with cranberry sauce on the side.

  • servings: 20

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 ounces (3 tablespoons) unsalted butter
  • 1 medium onion, minced
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh sage
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh savory or thyme
  • 2 cups finely chopped cooked turkey
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup mashed potatoes
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups finely ground fresh breadcrumbs
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • Cranberry sauce, for serving

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, 1 teaspoons salt, and teaspoon pepper. Cook for 3 minutes. Stir in sage and savory or thyme, and cook for 1 minute. Stir in turkey and cream, and cook until liquid evaporates, about 1 minute. Transfer to a large bowl, and let cool for 15 minutes.

  2. Step 2

    Add potatoes, flour, and egg to turkey, and season with salt and pepper.

  3. Step 3

    Drop 2 tablespoons turkey mixture into a shallow bowl of breadcrumbs, turn to coat, and pat into 2-inch disks. Arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet, and refrigerate for 10 minutes.

  4. Step 4

    Heat 1/4 inch oil in a skillet over medium heat. Working in batches, cook croquettes in a single layer until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to paper towels to drain. Serve immediately with cranberry sauce.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, November 2008

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Reviews (8)

  • Jille001 25 Nov, 2012

    These were super yummy and really quite easy to make after Thanksgiving (think leftovers!). I followed the recipe to a T since it was my first time making them, and they turned out great. The "batter" is really sticky and falls apart before putting it into the bread crumbs. I sort of just plopped a blob into the bowl, then scooped bread crumbs all over it. Once it was covered, it was much easier to shape into a ball and flatten on the tray. These were a big hit!

  • dspatz 5 Dec, 2010

    I made these last year andthey were YUM!!! I left a comment but it wasn't here so I wanted to let folk know these were SUPER GOOD! I ate all of my left over (homemade) cranberry sauce eating these - it is now one of my holiday favorites for leftover turkey - it was just yummy - moist and full of flavor on the inside with a nice light crunchy crust on the outside. Again, it was just YUM!

  • mysticskye224 20 Nov, 2010

    i am making these right now, and it took me quite a bit of breadcrumbs also. i think that is ok.

  • mysticskye224 20 Nov, 2010

    i am making these right now, and it took me quite a bit of breadcrumbs also. i think that is ok.

  • Rockshaper2 28 Nov, 2009

    I may have done something wrong because the patties were very moist and it took a lot of crumbs to make them into patties. They taste excellent though.

  • coyotewoman 8 Jan, 2009

    I just made these for lunch very easy, I only had dried herbs on hand but they were awesome. I'm going to try baking these next time.

  • coyotewoman 8 Jan, 2009

    I just made these for lunch very easy, I only had dried herbs on hand but they were awesome. I'm going to try baking these next time.

  • coyotewoman 8 Jan, 2009

    I just made these for lunch very easy, I only had dried herbs on hand but they were awesome. I'm going to try baking these next time.