Guess what I did this weekend? I vegged out. I sat on the sofa reading a 600 page book and enjoyed every minute of it. It was my first weekend without a challenge to plan and prepare. I can’t lie, I am disappointed that I was ousted of the PFB competition but I learned a lot, had a great time doing it and discovered many new wonderful blogs. I appreciate all your support, encouragement and votes. You are all awesome! If Foodbuzz has the competition again next year you can count me in.
Even though my little picnic didn’t make it to the next round these croquettes will give your turkey leftovers some new life.
Boil 1 small sweet potato. You will need 1/2 cup of mashed sweet potato.
In a small saucepan cook the onion in the butter over moderately low heat, stirring, for 5 minutes until they begin to soften.
Add 1/4 cup of flour directly to the pan. This will create a roux.
Cook the roux mixture over low heat, stirring, for 3 minutes. Add milk and the broth, cook the mixture, stirring, until it forms a paste, and cook the paste, stirring, for 3 minutes.
Add mashed sweet potatoes, minced chicken, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper to taste.
Transfer to a bowl and mixed till well combined, set aside to cool. Chill the turkey mixture, covered, for 2 hours, or until it is firm, and roll level tablespoons of it into balls.
In a plastic storage bag or food processor add unsalted saltines. Crush or process into a fine cracker meal.
Set up beaten eggs, flour and cracker meal for dredging.
Dredge the balls in the additional 1/2 cup flour, shaking off the excess, coat them thoroughly with the egg wash, letting the excess drip off, and dredge them in the bread crumbs.
Transferring them to wax paper as they are coated.
At this point the croquettes can wrapped and frozen for 1 month.
Heat a large skillet with 2 inches of vegetable oil to 365 degrees. Fry croquettes in batches for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes, until golden brown.
Using a slotted spoon transfer the croquettes to a paper towel lined plate.
Crispy on the outside, creamy and fluffy on the inside. These little treats will revolutionize how you look at turkey leftovers. You will actually want turkey leftovers.
Some people dread the mounds of turkey leftovers but these will put an end to that. The best part is you can freeze them to enjoy later.
The croquettes are delicious on their own but they are incredible with the salsa. Suddenly you have an entire Thanksgiving meal in one single bite.
They make a great side, appetizer or anytime treat.
Turkey sandwiches step aside the Thanksgiving croquette has come to town.