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Turkey Croquettes with Cranberry Salsa

 Turkey Croquettes with Cranberry Salsa
This recipe is a great way to use up leftover turkey after the holidays.—Jacque Capurro, Anchorage, Alaska
8 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + chilling Cook: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 cup 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 green onions, chopped
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons golden raisins, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • CROQUETTES:
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon water

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Turkey Croquettes with Cranberry Salsa (continued)

Ingredients (continued)

  • 1/2 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • Oil for deep-fat frying

Directions

  • In a saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Stir in flour
  • until blended. Gradually add milk and broth. Bring to a boil; cook
  • and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat;
  • stir in turkey, sweet potato, salt, pepper and cayenne. Cover and
  • refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm.
  • Meanwhile, toss apple with lemon juice in a bowl. Stir in remaining
  • salsa ingredients. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour.
  • For croquettes, beat eggs and water in a shallow bowl. 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.
  • In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat 1-1/2 in. of oil to
  • 375°. Fry croquettes, a few at a time, for 2 minutes or until
  • golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve with cranberry salsa.
  • Yield: 16 croquettes (2 cups salsa).
Wine: Medium-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer