Friday, November 23, 2012

Turkey Croquettes

First Four Hot Croquettes
photo by Hazel
Our son, Steve and his youngest boy Max came for an after Thanksgiving visit.  We had plenty of left over turkey from yesterday, so I decided to fix an old favorite for dinner.

Friday after Thanksgiving, most people who cooked a turkey will have some left over.   

My favorite recipe takes time, Swiss Turkey Enchiladas, and you might enjoy viewing it at: Turkey Day NOT.  This is a delicious meal and it is excellent to freeze the extra ones.

But today I will share something a bit more simple and we always enjoyed this turkey left over version.

Steve does not like onions so I left out the onions.  I had just picked some fresh chard from our garden, so we served it and some mashed potatoes with the Croquettes.

Today I left out the salt, and celery salt.  They were seasoned nicely because of the stuffing mix that I crushed had seasoning and herbs in it.


CROQUETTES (Poultry, Fish or other meat)

3 T butter
1/4 cup flour
1 cup milk
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp celery salt
1/2 cup onion chopped
2 cups chopped turkey or other meat. 
Soda crackers crushed place in a pan   (I used stuffing mix chopped in processor)
1 egg beaten with 2 T of milk in another pan.

Make a white sauce in a pan using the butter, flour and milk.  Add onion, seasons, meat and mix well.  Chill, then shape into 10 patties.  Dip in bread mix, then in egg, then in crumbs.  Fry in hot oil until brown on both sides, Drain on paper towel.  Place on cookie sheet and into oven on low until all the croquettes are done.  Serve Hot.

This post is linked with Ann Kroeker’s  Food on Fridays   
Do visit her site and gather up some delicious and nutritious recipes.



  1. That sounds great! We visited my mom for Thanksgiving this year and she made one of her old famous enchiladas for one of the dishes... It brought back memories... and a little heart burn... but I loved it anyway!

  2. My mom used to do this with salmon. May like it better with turkey!


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