Leftover Thanksgiving Croquettes
Fall / Deep-Fry / Holiday / LouAna / Peanut Oil / Side Dish / Snack /
Create something new with the leftovers from your Thanksgiving feast plus LouAna Peanut Oil. Your friends and family will love these crispy Thanksgiving croquettes! They’re perfect for a side dish, snack or light dinner.
PREP, COOK, TOTAL TIME
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes + 1 hour of chilling time
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4 cups cold leftover mashed potatoes
1/2 cup leftover finely shredded cooked turkey
1/2 cup leftover cooked and diced Thanksgiving vegetables
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
4 eggs, divided
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
2 cups dry bread crumbs
Leftover cranberry sauce, for dipping (optional)
Leftover gravy, for dipping (optional)
Mix together mashed potatoes, turkey, vegetables, cheese, 2 eggs, salt and pepper until combined. Divide into 36 portions and roll into equal-sized balls. Place on a lined tray and chill in refrigerator for 1 hour or until firm.
In a shallow dish, whisk remaining eggs. Place the bread crumbs in another shallow dish. Place the flour in a third shallow dish.
Remove chilled mashed potato balls from refrigerator. Working one at a time, gently roll each mashed potato ball in the flour, then coat each ball with the eggs. Lastly, transfer to the bread crumbs and roll each ball to coat well all over.
Meanwhile, heat LouAna Peanut Oil in a medium saucepan or deep fryer filled with 3 inches of oil over medium-heat until an instant read thermometer reads 350°F.
Working in batches, fry croquettes in hot oil for 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown all over. Remove balls with a slotted spoon and transfer to a paper towel-lined tray to drain.
Serve immediately with cranberry sauce and gravy for dipping.
Did you know leftover LouAna Peanut Oil can be used again after the first fry? Second-use LouAna Peanut Oil adds a more delicious, deeper flavor to anything you fry in it! If you deep fried your Thanksgiving turkey using LouAna Peanut Oil, reuse the same oil to deep fry these croquettes and make them taste even better!
If you don’t have any leftover Thanksgiving vegetables, you can substitute cooked frozen corn or peas.
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