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Turkey Croquettes

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  Butter/Margarine 4 Tablespoon (1/2 Stick)
  All purpose flour 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs), unsifted
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Finely chopped cooked turkey 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Grated yellow onion 1 Tablespoon
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Dried tarragon/Parsley 1 Teaspoon, crumbled
  Egg 1
  Fine dry bread crumbs 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Vegetable oil 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)

1. Melt the butter in a 2-quart saucepan over moderate heat, and blend in the flour and salt, stirring constantly.
2. Gradually stir in the milk and cook, continuing to stir, until the mixture thickens— about 3 minutes. Remove the saucepan from the heat, and stir in the turkey, onion, lemon juice, and tarragon.
3. Pour the mixture into a buttered 8"x 8"x 2" pan, spreading it evenly. Chill in the freezer for 15 minutes, or until stiff enough to shape.
4. Take the pan from the freezer and shape the mixture into 4 oval patties.
5. Put the egg and bread crumbs into separate small bowls. Beat the egg lightly. Heat the oil in a heavy 12-inch skillet over moderately high heat. Take each croquette and dip it first into the egg and next into the bread crumbs, then place it in the skillet. Fry the croquettes until they are nicely browned—about 6 minutes on each side.

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