Timber 2 Table - Wild Turkey and Potato Croquette Recipe

Have some leftover wild turkey? Use it up in this croquette recipe.

Wild Turkey and Potato Croquette Recipe

15 Min

Prep Time

15 Min

Cook Time





Have some leftover wild turkey meat? How about some mashed potatoes? Combine them into this easy-to-make croquette. Serve them as an appetizer, a main course, or as a side dish.

The finished croquettes are crispy on the outside, but soft and buttery on the inside.


2 cups turkey meat, diced

1 1/2 cups mashed potatoes


3 tablespoons butter

6 green onions, diced

1 clove of garlic, minced

4 tablespoons flour

1/2 cup milk

1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)

1/2 teaspoon black pepper


1/2 cup flour (all-purpose)

2 large eggs (lightly beaten with 1 tablespoon cold water)

2 cups breadcrumbs

Oil for deep frying

Cooking Instructions

Finely chop the turkey and set it aside. Make the sauce in a pan on the stove top. Start by melting the butter over medium heat. When the butter bubbles and just begins to brown, add the green onions and garlic. Stir well for a few minutes until the onions and garlic soften, then add the flour. Continue cooking for 2-3 minutes until the flour is cooked through and takes on a blonde color. Pour in the milk and season with salt and pepper. Stir continuously until the sauce comes together into a smooth consistency. Remove the sauce from the heat and cool well. You can refrigerate it for an hour to cool it.

Start the sauce by sauteing the onions and garlic in butter.

Allow the croquettes to rest up to 10 minutes to dry before frying.

Allow the croquettes to dry a few minutes before dropping them in oil.