Betty's Tasty Turkey Croquettes (from Leftover Turkey)

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Nov. 29, 2014

Betty demonstrates how to make flavorful Turkey Croquettes. This is a wonderful recipe for using leftover turkey (or chicken).


Oil 1/2 Liter (For deep frying)
Cooked turkey/Cooked chicken 4 Cup (64 tbs) , coarsely chopped (half white meat and half dark meat)
Mushroom 1 Cup (16 tbs) , coarsely chopped
Fine dry bread crumbs 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Chicken broth 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs)
Finely chopped onion 1 Teaspoon
Melted butter 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Finely chopped celery 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Lemon juice 1/2 Teaspoon
Ground red pepper 1/8 Teaspoon
Finely chopped parsley 1 Tablespoon
For coating
Fine dry bread crumbs 2 Cup (32 tbs)
For egg wash
Egg 1 , beaten
Water 2 Tablespoon



1. In a large bowl, soak breadcrumbs in broth.

2. Grind turkey or chicken along with mushroom and set aside.



3. In a bowl, combine grounded meat mixture and soaked breadcrumbs.

4. Add onion, butter, celery, salt, lemon juice, red pepper, and parsley. Stir well.

5. Shape the mixture into 1 ½-inch croquettes, place in a greased baking dish and chill for 1-2 hours. 

For Coating:

6.In a shallow dish, place the dry breadcrumb and set aside.

For Egg Wash:

7. In a separate bowl, beat egg with 2 tablespoons of water.

8. In a pot heat 1 ½- inch oil until it reaches 350 degree F.

9. Dip chilled croquettes into breadcrumbs, then into egg wash, then into breadcrumbs again. Deep fry the croquettes in oil until golden brown. Remove from oil and place on paper towel to drain.



10. Serve hot and enjoy!



You can also bake the croquettes instead of deep frying.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Servings: 14

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 220Calories from Fat 114

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 13 g20%

Saturated Fat 5 g25%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 278 mg11.58%

Total Carbohydrates 11 g3.7%

Dietary Fiber %

Sugars 1 g

Protein 15 g30%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet