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

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Servings:
20
Yield:
Makes 20
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

Reviews (12)

67 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 23
  • 2 star values: 11
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
12/27/2017
Loved the taste. as stated by others it is a loose mixture but the taste was wonderful and a surefire way to love leftover turkey!
Rating: 4 stars
11/26/2017
First, the recipe is probably fine just the way it is, and I used it as a BASE. I wish I had my Mom's recipe, but she's in Heaven now, so tried others, and decided this one seemed most likely to be similar. Instead of "just" mashed potatoes, I added leftover mashed turnips, sweet potatoes and even mashed the leftover candied carrots into the mix. Yes, this required more turkey (which I had) and increased my other measurements, but I was left with enough croquettes to have for dinner, and freeze for another day or two:) As this was the 3rd day after the feast, I had no stuffing left to add:(, so I picked up a bag of stuffing mix, put them through my food processor, and used them in lieu of bread crumbs. Used my practiced eye and hands, as well as my taste buds, to get solid to liquid measurements and aromatics (long time cook) right, then did as suggested, putting finished croquettes onto parchment lined cookie sheets in fridge, before frying. Used up leftover giblet gravy, adding more stock to increase volume for topping, nice fresh salad, oven crisped french bread and cranberry sauce, had family asking for second's and third's:)
Rating: 4 stars
11/29/2016
Made this today-no cream so used milk. Patties loose. Refrigerated them for 1 hour. transferred to hot oil in pan and only turned one time. perfect. Golden and delicious!
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Rating: Unrated
11/30/2014
Has anyone else had problems here? This recipe does not work, too much mashed potato and the cream is unnecessary. The mixture is way too wet and falls apart. Also it tastes very bland. I did suspect the method and should have trusted my instincts to try a different recipe. Sorry it's a no.
Rating: Unrated
11/25/2012
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!
Rating: Unrated
12/05/2010
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!
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Rating: Unrated
11/20/2010
i am making these right now, and it took me quite a bit of breadcrumbs also. i think that is ok.
Rating: Unrated
11/20/2010
i am making these right now, and it took me quite a bit of breadcrumbs also. i think that is ok.
Rating: Unrated
11/28/2009
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.
Rating: Unrated
01/08/2009
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.
Rating: Unrated
01/08/2009
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.
Rating: Unrated
01/08/2009
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.