Saturday, November 24, 2012

Turkey TV Dinner & Potato Croquettes

Familiar dishes always return.  If you have had your fill of turkey (for now), freeze a few TV dinners for a busy night or for just when you get that "craving" again!  Old fashioned croquettes go great with steak or any meal.  Of course you can add the traditional turkey to the croquettes as well and serve with cranberry.

Fill up your container with whatever you want for your dinner
Be sure to include gravy to keep the meat and stuffing moist.
Add frozen veggies with a pat of butter.
Close container and wrap in plastic wrap and then in foil.
Label and freeze up to 4 months.
Defrost in microwave for 7 to 8 minutes.
Cook on HIGH 3 to 4 minutes or until heated through.

Potato Croquettes with Parmesan

2 cup mashed potatoes
2 Tbsp. minced onion
1 egg, slightly beaten
3 Tbsp. grated parmesan cheese
3/4 cup Italian Style Panko breadcrumbs
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil

Combine potato, onion, egg, and cheese in a medium bowl; blend thoroughly
Shape into 8 patties.  Refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
Spread bread crumbs onto plate.  Dip croquettes in crumbs, turning to coat evenly; set aside.
Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet on medium heat.  Cook croquettes in hot oil about 4 minutes per side until brown and crispy.  Serve hot.

Turkey Croquettes

2 cups finely chopped turkey
1 cup mashed potatoes
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup flour
1 egg, slightly beaten
Combine all ingredients and fry as for Potato Croquettes.


  1. Happy Thanksgiving weekend, Patti! I am sure your dinner was scrumptious. Love these recipes, and I always made up dinners from my leftovers to have during the winter when I was working. I have no leftovers this year, as I had to bring it to Brooklyn. But it is so worth making extra mashed potatoes just to make the croquettes! xo

  2. Those potato croquettes look scrumptious. That's a very lovely thing. Should try that one day.

  3. Sounds good! I made the turkey stock and froze it, I'll be glad it's there in January! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving Patti:@)


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