Delicious deep-fried croquettes stuffed with minced turkey, white rice and creamy mayonnaise. Roll in breadcrumbs and fry until golden brown!
|1 tbsp||(15 mL) Butter|
|1 tbsp||(15 mL) Olive oil|
|1 lb||(454 g) Maple Leaf® Prime® Naturally Extra Lean Ground Turkey|
|1||Rib celery, finely chopped|
|1 tsp||(5 mL) Poultry seasoning|
|Pinch cayenne pepper|
|Salt and pepper|
|.66 cup||(150 mL) Mayonnaise|
|1||Green onion, finely chopped|
|2 cups||(500 mL) Cooked white rice|
|.75 cup||(175 mL) Seasoned breadcrumbs|
|2 cups||or 3 (500-750 mL) Vegetable oil, for frying|
HEAT butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium –high heat. Add turkey and cook, breaking up with a wooden spoon for 7-8 minutes. Add celery, poultry seasoning, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper and continue to cook for 2-3 minutes or until evenly browned. Remove from the heat and set aside.
MIX mayonnaise, egg, green onion and rice together in a large bowl. Add turkey mixture and stir to combine. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour.
SHAPE croquettes by placing a ¼ cup (60 mL) of the mixture in the palm of your hand and shaping into a 3” (7.5 cm) log. Place breadcrumbs in a shallow bowl and dredge each log in the crumbs.
HEAT oil into a large skillet set over medium-high heat. The oil should reach about 1” (2.5 cm) up the inside of the skillet. Fry croquettes in hot oil until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side.
SERVE with cranberry sauce.
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