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Turkey Croquettes

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What’s not to love about croquettes? Rich and creamy mashed potatoes with a breaded and fried crispy coating, perfect for dipping and eating by the handful. We’ve got a seasonal twist on this old favorite, featuring Thanksgiving leftovers! The traditional mashed potato filling is joined by finely chopped turkey and stuffing for a new and wonderful way to relive your Thanksgiving meal. Don’t get stuck with the same boring sandwich for a week after the big turkey feast is over; give these croquettes a try! Drizzle some gravy on top, with a side of cranberry sauce, and you’ve got yourself a leftover dinner fit for a king.

Thanksgiving Croquettes

30 min to prepare 24 croquettes


  • 2 cups turkey, finely chopped (mix of white and dark meat is fine)
  • 2 cups mashed potatoes
  • 2 cups stuffing
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • Oil, for frying
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  1. In a large bowl, mix mashed potatoes, stuffing, and chopped turkey until combined.
  2. For the breading, place flour, eggs, and breadcrumbs in 3 separate bowls.
  3. Roll the potato-stuffing mix into 2 inch balls, coat in flour, followed by egg, and finally bread crumbs. Set on a cookie sheet, a few inches apart from each other.
  4. Place about an inch of oil in a large skillet and fry the croquettes in batches, 1-2 minutes a side.
  5. Serve with gravy and cranberry sauce.

Recipe adapted from < a href="" target="_blank">Cheap Recipe Blog.