Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Leftovers Part II

I meant to post this sooner but haven't had time so I guess better late than never. I used the last of the turkey except the carcass that is in my freezer for much later. These croquettes were fabulous. I got the recipe from the November Martha Living magazine.
Don't they look yummy?
It made a big batch so I kept enough out for dinner and froze the rest on a cookie sheet and then put in a Ziploc for later. I made them the night before and kept the next nights dinner on a small sheet in the frig.

Turkey Croquettes
from Martha
3 Tbspns unsalted butter
1 medium onion minced
1 1/2 tsp minced fresh sage
1 1/2 tsp minced fresh thyme
2 cups finely chopped cooked turkey
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 cup mashed potatoes
1/2 cup flour
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups finely ground fresh breadcrumbs
Vegetable oil for frying (I used Canola)
Cranberry sauce for serving if you have any left
Melt butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add onion, salt/pepper. Cook for 3 minutes. Stir in sage and thyme and cook or 1 minute. Stir in turkey and cream and cook until liquid evaporates. Transfer to a large bowl and let cool for 15 minutes.
Add potatoes, flour and egg to turkey mixture.
Drop 2 Tblspns turkey mixture into a shallow bowl of breadcrumbs, turn to coat and pat into 2" disks. Arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet and refrigerate for 10 minutes.
Heat 1/4 inch oil in a skillet over medium heat in batches, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve immediately.
I followed the recipe except I didn't add the herbs because I had put a herb butter mixture under the skin when I roasted the Thanksgiving Turkey so I thought is was herby enough.
These were so good. My daugher said What are these, they are really good!!


Shellmo said...

I cannot tell you how good this sounds! Thank you for sharing this recipe - we'll be making a turkey next week as we didn't get to have one last week - long story....

Dawnie said...

these do sound good, I must have missed them because I do buy Marthas magazine every month. I had 0 leftover turkey and I cooked a 20+ lb turkey! Our oldest son and his wife came by when we were gone shopping and they took the entire container of leftover turkey AND called to tell us they took it and ate it all!

I printed a recipe off the net for gingerbread dough--I will let you know if this works and if you want it I will print it. I just typed in gingerbread dough ornaments and it came up. I just dont know yet how thick they should be..i really want this to look extra nice so i can possibly perfect it and sell them next year.

FancyHorse said...

They do look yummy!

The Muse said...

I am letting the hubby look at this...he makes potato cakes with leftover potatoes and corn...I bet he will enjoy reading about this...!

LaundryBasketCase said...

Those croquettes look delicious! Just the thing to put on teh side of a nice wintery meal! Thanks for sharing!!!

a pink-bee said...

Those look SO good ~ makes me hungry :) Have to try the recipe ~ thanks , Judy :)
Have a Happy Day :)

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, yum! I saw that recipe -- yours look delicious!

Cherdecor said...

All of our turkey has been eaten up but I have another turkey in the freezer so I am copying this recipe so I can make it later. It does sound good!

Lydia said...

Hello Judy,
Your so creative in the kitchen!!!!!
Everything you make looks so good. Tomorrow I will do my post on my prizes make sure to swing by and check!!!!!!!!
I hope you placed a wish on the wishing star.
Have a great evening,

La Donna Welter said...

Thanks for sharing this yummy! I love being able to freeze extra for later!

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

Now, of all the things I could have dreamt up, I never would have thought of this recipe. It sounds yummy! You are a talented cook.

Nola @ the Alamo said...

Oh, I'm copying that recipe to use after Christmas. I always have leftover turkey and ham, so I'll bet I can make both!

Heidi said...

Oh my these don't look good, they look delish!!! I love turkey in any way, shape or form. Can I come to dinner?

Hugs ~

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Oh Judy,
These look and sound very yummy. I love the crispy, browned parts the best! I'll have to make this after Christmas... I think we're having turkey again for the Holiday.

Happy weekend!

Melissa said...

Dear sweet friend,

I just wanted to thank you for your prayers and concern for me. You are truly so kind and loving.

I am on the mend now and just wanted to thank you.

Love Melissa

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

This is such a creative spin from the traditional turkey leftover recipes. I must try this. My family will appreciate this one.

Thanks for sharing!
Sweet Wishes,