No one will guess that these tasty French delicacies came from your turkey leftovers.
These Turkey Croquettes add flair to any meal.
Serve as an hors d’oeuvres, a side dish, or an entree all on its own.
Have turkey gravy and cranberry sauce on the side as dipping sauces.
- Deep Fryer
- ½ c chopped onions
- 3 Tbsp unsalted butter
- ¼ c flour
- ½ c milk
- ½ c chicken bouillon (water + 1/2 teaspoon Wyler’s® Chicken Bouillon granules)
- 2 c finely chopped, cooked turkey
- ¾ c mashed potatoes
- ¼ tsp paprika
- ½ tsp poultry seasoning
- pinch nutmeg
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
- ¼ c chopped parsley
- 2 lg eggs, beaten with 1 Tbsp water
- 1½ c dried seasoned bread crumbs
- vegetable oil for deep frying
- leftover or can of Heinz turkey gravy
- leftover or can of cranberry sauce
- In small saucepan, cook onion in butter over moderately low heat, stirring 5 minutes.
- Mix in 1/4 cup flour, and cook, stirring constantly, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in milk and bouillon. Cook mixture, stirring until it forms a paste.
- Continue to stir and cook paste 3 minutes.
- Remove pan from heat, stir in turkey, potatoes, paprika, poultry seasoning, nutmeg, salt, pepper and parsley. Combine mixture well.
- Chill turkey mixture, covered, 2 hours or until firm.
- Divide into 8 portions; roll or mold into desired shape.
- Prepare parchment paper on cookie sheet.
- Dredge balls in additional 1/2 cup flour, shaking off excess. Coat balls thoroughly with egg wash, letting excess drip off; then dredge in bread crumbs. Transfer croquettes to parchment paper.
- Allow them to dry at room temperature for 30 minutes before frying.
- In large saucepan, heat 2 inches of oil until deep-fat thermometer registers 365°F. Fry croquettes in batches 3 to 4 minutes, or until golden brown. Transfer to paper towels to drain.
- Serve croquettes with gravy and cranberry sauce for dipping.
Appetizers should be served with every party! They keep the crowd happy if things are running a little late. They are perfect for nibbling while standing up during meet-and-greet. They allow a little taste of a lot of different foods.
An appetizer party is a great way to have a party on a smaller budget. It’s easier to visit with guests because the food can be prepared in advance. It is the perfect party when you don’t have enough space for all your guests – it can be a standing-room-only party rather than a sit-down party.
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