Have you ever heard of chicken croquettes? Well, croquettes can also be made with turkey. In fact, during the holidays I often use the leftover turkey to make delicious turkey croquettes for a couple of meals. They are a family favorite! Here is how to make them – they are easy, peasy!
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Easy Turkey Croquettes Recipe
3 T. butter, melted
1/4 cup all-purpose white flour
1/3 cup milk
1/3 cup chicken broth
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. dry onion flakes or grated onion
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups finely diced turkey
Additional Ingredients For Frying The Croquettes
*Note that there are more ingredients used in the process: 1 egg, water, fine bread crumbs. cooking oil for cooking them.
Starting with butter, combine all of the croquette ingredients, except for the turkey, in a saucepan on low-medium heat.
Stir until it thickens and then add to the diced turkey. Mix through.
Chill thoroughly in refrigerator.
Wet your hands and shape mixture into 8 balls (about 1/4 cup each)
Roll in 3/4 plain fine bread crumbs.
Gently shape balls into cones and dip in 1 beaten egg and 2 T. water.
Roll again in bread crumbs.
Fry in hot cooking oil in a deep pan or deep skillet (to prevent splattering) for 2 – 3 minutes till golden brown. (Use a spoon to roll them over half way through and brown on the other side.)
Drain them on paper towel on a plate.
*Recipe adapted from Better Homes & Gardens New Cook Book