Turn that leftover stuffing into delicious croquettes!
LEFTOVER STUFFING CROQUETTES
3 1/2 cups leftover stuffing
1 large egg
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup leftover turkey meat & gravy (finely chopped)
1 cup panko breadcrumbs
canola or vegetable oil (for frying)
1 recipe Carla’s Spicy Cranberry Apple Relish
In a large, heavy-bottomed pot, add a few inches of oil. Place over medium-high heat and preheat to 360ºF.
In a food processor, add the stuffing. Pulse until stuffing is broken and just shy of smooth. Add the egg and flour, and pulse until combined.
Using a large spoon, take a heaping spoonful of the stuffing. Using your thumb, make a deep well into the mixture, place a 2 teaspoons of the turkey gravy mixture in the center. Seal the turkey and gravy into the stuffing mixture. Form into a football shape, using the large spoon.
Into a baking dish, add the panko breadcrumbs, roll the formed croquettes in the breadcrumbs, shake off any excess and gently drop into the preheated oil. Deep fry for 5 minutes, until golden brown and crispy. Using a spider, remove croquettes to a paper towel-lined plate. Season with salt immediately.
Serve with Carla’s Spicy Cranberry Apple Relish.
– The croquettes can be formed ahead of time and placed the refrigerator overnight loosely covered plastic wrap.
– Lightly oil your hands to prevent sticking.