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.
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!!