Turkey Croquettes

Turkey Croquettes

These croquettes are formed from turkey and mashed potatoes and served with cranberry sauce on the side. It's the perfect Thanksgiving appetizer.


  • 1 ½ ounces (3 tablespoons) unsalted butter

  • 1 medium onion, minced

  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

  • 1 ½ teaspoons minced fresh sage

  • 1 ½ teaspoons minced fresh savory or thyme

  • 2 cups finely chopped cooked turkey

  • ¼ cup heavy cream

  • 1 cup mashed potatoes

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

  • 1 ½ cups finely ground fresh breadcrumbs

  • Vegetable oil, for frying

  • Cranberry sauce, for serving


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

  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. 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.

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