Thursday, December 29, 2016

Old Fashioned Turkey Croquettes

Old Fashioned Turkey Croquettes -  These aren't your Grandma's croquettes! With tons of fresh veggies and herbs, this dish delivers that old fashioned favorite on a whole other level! From www.bobbiskozykitchen.com

Christmas is finally over.

So why does my living room still look like Santa threw up all over it?


I guess it is my fault. I look forward to Christmas all year long, then it just seems like it sneaks up and BAM is gone. But I am never ready to let go, so the tree stays up until at least the weekend after New Years, or longer. I may or may not have had a tree left up until February #dontjudge

I also leave all of the gifts under the tree. Right now there are slippers, and Seahawk shwag, movies, toys, just enough stuff to make me feel like it is still Christmas, or at least that it hasn't gone that far away.

Weird? 

Probably.

But my family puts up with it, so I guess I win 

One of the ways that I make up for my Christmas obsession is to make old fashioned turkey croquettes, like my Grandma used to make. They really are pure comfort for for me, and I am so glad that the kids followed right along with that love. Now it is a tradition that will get me into hot water if I don't follow it.

This year I decided to punch them up by adding some extra flavor.

Of course I got "the look" from the kids when they heard I was tinkering with a tried and true recipe from their past. But hey, I am a food blogger, that's what I do, deal with it!

I really just wanted to get some extra nutrition, plus boost the holiday flavors.

So out came the food processor, leftover holiday veggies, and tasty fresh herbs.

Old Fashioned Turkey Croquettes -  These aren't your Grandma's croquettes! With tons of fresh veggies and herbs, this dish delivers that old fashioned favorite on a whole other level! From www.bobbiskozykitchen.com

Old Fashioned Turkey Croquettes -  These aren't your Grandma's croquettes! With tons of fresh veggies and herbs, this dish delivers that old fashioned favorite on a whole other level! From www.bobbiskozykitchen.com

Old Fashioned Turkey Croquettes -  These aren't your Grandma's croquettes! With tons of fresh veggies and herbs, this dish delivers that old fashioned favorite on a whole other level! From www.bobbiskozykitchen.com

Old Fashioned Turkey Croquettes -  These aren't your Grandma's croquettes! With tons of fresh veggies and herbs, this dish delivers that old fashioned favorite on a whole other level! From www.bobbiskozykitchen.com

The result was a huge success! Yay me!!

Everyone from Kevin, down to the G-baby, loved them and were sad to see the last of the leftover turkey do.

Lucky for them I bought a second turkey  so we will be having more croquettes sometime real soon!

P.S. I know this sounds like a lot of work, but the majority of the time required for this recipe is waiting for it to chill in the fridge. So you could always be like me and make it the night before, pop it in the refrigerator, and then bang these babies out for dinner along with a side salad or roasted veggie.

Oh and cranberry sauce and gravy of course!

Old Fashioned Turkey Croquettes -  These aren't your Grandma's croquettes! With tons of fresh veggies and herbs, this dish delivers that old fashioned favorite on a whole other level! From www.bobbiskozykitchen.com

Old Fashioned Turkey Croquettes

Bobbi Burleson

Old Fashioned Turkey Croquettes

These aren't your Grandma's croquettes! With tons of fresh veggies and herbs, this dish delivers that old fashioned favorite on a whole other level!

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion. rough chopped
  • 3 stalks celery, rough chopped
  • 2 large carrots, rough chopped
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon fresh marjoram, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh sage, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh cracked black pepper
  • Fresh ground nutmeg
  • 4 cups cooked turkey, chopped
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups panko bread crumbs
  • Oil for frying
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Gravy

Equipment Used

         

Instructions

  1. Place the onion, celery, and carrots in a food processor and pulse until minced.
  2. In a large pot, melt butter. Add the minced veggies and saute until softened, about 5 minutes. Whisk in flour and add milk and chicken broth. Cook and stir until mixture thickens and bubbles, and continue cooking for 1 minute more. Add parsley, sage, thyme, paprika, salt, pepper, and nutmeg and combine well. Allow to cool then place in refrigerator for at least one hour (can refrigerate overnight).
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine sauce with the ground turkey. Place back into the fridge to chill thoroughly. With wet hands, shape 1/4 cup of the mixture into patties, cones, or balls, then roll in flour, egg wash, and bread crumbs.
  4. Heat 1/4 inch oil in a skillet over medium heat. Working in batches, cook croquettes in a single layer until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to paper towels to drain. Serve immediately with cranberry sauce and/or turkey gravy.
Yield: 20 to 24 croquettes
Prep Time: 01 hrs. 15 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 20 mins.
Total time: 1 hrs. 35 mins.
Tags: turkey, comfort food, old fashioned, leftovers, appetizers




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Old Fashioned Turkey Croquettes -  These aren't your Grandma's croquettes! With tons of fresh veggies and herbs, this dish delivers that old fashioned favorite on a whole other level! From www.bobbiskozykitchen.com

8 comments:

  1. The Old Fashioned Turkey Croquettes sound and look delicious!

    All the best for the new year! :)

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  2. Yum!!!! This sounds really good. Everything in the ingredient list looks great. I'll definitely have to add this to my recipe to do list :)

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    1. Thanks Mallory! I make these during the year with chicken instead of turkey in case you don't have any leftovers, or an extra turkey in the freezer like me LOL

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  3. Simple ingredients always promise good meals :-) Thank you and have a healthy and prosperous 2017. !

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    1. Thanks! Yes, I don't think a recipe needs to have a million ingredients to taste good :) Happy New Year!!

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