Turkey Croquettes

Total Time:
1 hr 5 min
45 min
20 min

8 servings

  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons snipped parsley
  • 2 teaspoons grated onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • Dash each pepper, paprika, and nutmeg
  • 4 cups ground, cooked turkey
  • 3/4 cup fine bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs mixed with water
  • Flour, for dredging
  • In a medium-size saucepan, melt butter. Blend in flour and add milk and chicken broth. Cook and stir until mixture thickens and bubbles, and continue cooking for 1 minute more.

  • Add lemon juice, snipped parsley, and onion. Stir in celery salt and a dash each of pepper, paprika, and nutmeg. Cool.

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine sauce with the ground turkey. Chill thoroughly. With wet hands, shape mixture into balls. Roll balls one at a time in bread crumbs.

  • Lightly shape balls into cones. For each croquette, dip it into the mixture of egg and water, then roll in bread crumbs. Again, dip croquette in egg/flour and roll in bread crumbs. Fry croquettes in deep-fat fryer for approximately 3 minutes or until brown. Drain. Serve with turkey gravy.

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