I recently received some ground turkey from Thames Farm and I was excited to try it for several reasons; it's more economical than ground beef, it's a bit more versatile than ground pork or lamb, it's a bit less dry than ground chicken, and it's very tasty.
With that in mind, I was on a mission of sorts to make something yummy that everyone in the family would enjoy. Knowing my husband is the all-time lover of gravy, I wanted something that would work well with it, or another sauce, and so this recipe was born. Per the husband, this is another "keeper" recipe!
1 lbs. ground turkey (preferably pasture raised)
1 stalk celery, finely minced
1/2 tbls, dried minced onion
1 tsp. parsley flakes
1 tsp. rubbed sage
1 tsp. thyme leaves
1 farm fresh egg
1/3 cup bread crumbs
3-4 tbls. oil for frying
1/4-1/3 cup flour
2 cups chicken stock (make your own)
Salt and pepper to taste
Mix all croquette ingredients together with your hands, combining thoroughly. Shape into 7-8 small oval patties.
In a large electric fry pan, add oil and heat to 350 degrees. Fry croquettes covered several minutes per side, or until cooked through.
Remove croquettes from pan and place on a paper towel to drain. Add flour to hot pan drippings/oil and stir well. Pour in chicken stock and whisk until well blended. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Served croquettes immediately topped with gravy over rice or mashed potatoes.
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