Golden and crunchy on the outside, soft and savory on the inside...mmm, mmm, mmm. This is comfort on a fork, folks. Its also a great way to use up your leftover- leftovers! So for a delicious old-fashioned diner on the cheap, give these Croquettes a try!
As with most recipes from days of old, the flavors are simple, and the ingredients can vary with what you have on-hand. So feel free to get creative and use substitutions where you need to.
Makes 12 patties. Total Time 45 minutes.
2 cups cooked turkey (or chicken) diced
1 cup mashed potatoes (or whatever you have, more or less is fine, or you can skip this ingredient if you don’t have it)
3-4 cups of leftover stuffing or 1 box of a stuffing mix similar to a "Stove -Top" type of mix.
1 ½ cups of breadcrumbs
¼ cup water
Oil for frying
- In a large bowl mix turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing.
- Form the turkey mixture into patties and place on plate. (About 12 patties)
- Mix eggs and water in a medium bowl.
- Dunk each patty in the egg wash and then coat with the breadcrumbs.
- Pour oil in a frying pan until the oil is about ½ inch deep, and heat on medium. When the oil is hot, fry each croquette patty for 2 minutes a side.
- Cool on wire rack and serve warm with cranberry sauce and gravy. If you have a deep fryer, I recommend using this method and fry for 2 minutes a batch. My fryer holds 3 patties at a time, so this takes a few minutes but they are sooo worth the wait!