Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

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Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups cooked turkey, finely chopped
  • 1 34 cups panko breadcrumbs, divided
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 12 teaspoons sage
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 12 chopped onion
  • 12 stalk celery, chopped
  • 2 12 tablespoons oil, divided


  1. saute onion and celery in a drop of oil until softened.
  2. set aside to cool slightly.
  3. combine with turkey, 1/4 c panko, milk, sage, egg, salt, pepper.
  4. refrigerate for 30 minutes until firm form into 12 patties, dredge in remaining panko.
  5. heat half the oil in a saute pan, add 6 patties and cook 3-5 minutes per side repeat serve with cranberry sauce or leftover turkey gravy.
Most Helpful

I didn't have panko, so I used regular bread crumbs. Still came out excellent! I also used a food processor to get the meat very fine and mix the ingredients.

I*Needa*Chef November 28, 2008

My husband said 5 stars, these were delicious. The only thing I would do differently next time in put the meat and veges through a grinder or mince them even smaller. I had a hard time keeping the croquettes together. They are crunchy and delicious on the outside, moist and juicy on the inside. I served them with cranberry sauce.

KelBel October 31, 2004

My husband said this recipe was a 5 star so that's what I'm giving it! I served them with cranberry sauce, mixed veggies and garlic mashed potatoes and there wasn't a crumb left on his plate. I did find that I needed to add more panko to the mixture- maybe 1/2 cup instead of a 1/4 cup to insure the patties would stay together and I didn't have any sage so I added Bell's Seasoning instead. This was a great way to use some of the Thanksgiving turkey and much better than the usual "nuke the leftover turkey" dinners.

Chattes December 06, 2008