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Recipe courtesy of Paul Shields

Turkey Fritters

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 50 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Inactive: 20 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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1/4 cup pickled jalapeno, roughly chopped

2 cups shredded turkey meat

1 tablespoon pickled jalapeno juice

1 fresh jalapeno, finely minced

1 pasilla chile, julienned

1 russet potato, shredded

1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

1 teaspoon sea salt

1 egg, beaten

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon cooking olive oil

Chipotle Mayonnaise, for serving, recipe follows

Chipotle Mayonnaise:

1 cup mayonnaise

1 tablespoon fresh cilantro leaves

1 teaspoon chipotle in adobe

1 teaspoon salt

Zest and juice of 1 lime


  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. Combine the turkey, pickled jalapeno, pickled jalapeno juice, fresh jalapeno, pasilla, potato, cilantro and salt in a mixing bowl and fold together. Add the beaten egg and evenly mix into the fritter mixture. Evenly sprinkle the flour over and combine to mix in.
  3. Form into 4 patties.
  4. Heat the olive oil in an ovenproof frying pan over medium-high heat and place the fritters in the pan. Cook until golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes, and then flip. Place the frying pan with the fritters in the oven to finish, 4 to 5 minutes.
  5. Serve with Chipotle Mayonnaise.

Chipotle Mayonnaise:

  1. Combine the mayonnaise, cilantro, chipotle, salt and lime zest and juice in a food processor and mix for 2 minutes. Let stand for 20 minutes. Serve.