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Turkey Croquettes

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These delicious turkey croquettes are a great way to use those Thanksgiving leftovers. Serve with cranberry sauce and leftover mashed potatoes or you favorite side dishes. Feel free to make these croquettes with diced cooked chicken.

Yield: Serves 4 to 6

Ingredients:

  • Sauce
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 5 tablespoons flour, sifted
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon grated onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • .
  • 2 cups turkey, diced (may use chicken, ham or fish)
  • 1 cup croquette sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 egg, beaten

Preparation:

Sauce: In saucepan over medium-low heat, melt butter; add flour. Blend thoroughly, until smooth and bubbly; add milk, celery salt, lemon juice and Worcestershire sauce, grated onion, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Cook until thickened, stirring constantly. Makes 2 1/2 cups sauce.

Combine diced turkey with 1 cup of the sauce, salt and pepper. Shape into balls. Dip in crumbs, then in egg, then again in crumbs. Fry in deep fat at about 360° to 370°. If remaining sauce is too thick, thin with a little milk and heat through. Pour remaining sauce over the finished croquettes; serve hot. Chopped pimientos, finely chopped green pepper, or chopped mushrooms may be added to the croquettes.
Serves 4 to 6.

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