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Turkey Croquettes with Cranberry Salsa

This recipe is a great way to use up leftover turkey after the holidays.—Jacque Capurro, Anchorage, Alaska
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + chilling Cook: 5 min./batch
  • Makes
    16 croquettes (2 cups salsa)

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 2 cups finely chopped cooked turkey
  • 1/2 cup mashed sweet potato
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • SALSA:
  • 3/4 cup chopped tart apple
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup chopped cranberries
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons golden raisins, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • CROQUETTES:
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • Oil for deep-fat frying

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, heat butter over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir 3-4 minutes or until tender.
  • Stir in flour until blended. Gradually add milk and broth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat; stir in turkey, sweet potato, salt, pepper and cayenne. Refrigerate, covered, 2 hours or until firm.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, toss apple with lemon juice. Stir in remaining salsa ingredients. Refrigerate, covered, at least 1 hour.
  • For croquettes, in a shallow bowl, beat eggs and water. Place flour and bread crumbs in separate shallow bowls. Shape turkey mixture into 1-1/2-in. balls. Roll in flour; shake off excess. Roll in egg mixture, then in crumbs, patting to help coating adhere.
  • In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375°. Fry croquettes, a few at a time, 1-2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve with cranberry salsa.
Nutrition Facts
2 appetizers with 1/4 cup salsa: 317 calories, 17g fat (4g saturated fat), 90mg cholesterol, 315mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 15g protein.

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  • DJ2007
    Sep 7, 2013

    I MAKE SURE THERE ARE LEFTOVERS JUST TO MAKE THIS RECIPE. IF NOT I JUST BY SOME STORE MADE MASHED SWEET POTATOES AND OT STILL TURNS OUT GREAT. NEVER MADE THE SALSA, BUT THE CROQUETTS GO GREAT WITH RANCH DRESSING OR HOT MUSTARD.

  • DaveSS
    Mar 16, 2013

    No comment left

  • chefscooby
    Nov 29, 2012

    Love this recipe! Always a go to with left over turkey. Never dry, the sweet potato makes it moist, YUM. I don't usually make the cranberry relish. I'll serve it with whole berry cranberry sauce or gravy. And if I have leftover gravy from turkey dinner I use that instead of the milk, butter, flour, onion sauté. Always looking for tasting shortcuts. ;) enjoy!

  • abarker777
    Jan 6, 2012

    I have made with chicken and regular mashed potatoes. My teenager loves them and always asks for them. A little bit of work but worth it!!

  • daisey5
    Feb 4, 2010

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  • 25kevin
    Dec 13, 2009

    Too much work for too little flavour. I expected the sweet potato taste to come through. It did not. Even hubby who will eat anything said not to make it again.