Turkey Croquettes with Cranberry Salsa
Total TimePrep: 30 min. + chilling Cook: 5 min./batch
Makes16 croquettes (2 cups salsa)
- 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
- 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
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
- Oil for deep-fat frying
- 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.
Editor's NoteWear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Nutrition Facts2 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.
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.
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!
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!!
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.