Leftover Stuffing Croquettes
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
3 1/2 cups leftover stuffing
1 large egg
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup leftover turkey meat & gravy (finely chopped)
1 cup panko breadcrumbs (for rolling)
Preheat a large pot of vegetable oil over medium heat until the temperature reaches 360ºF.
Into the bowl of a food processor, add the stuffing. Pulse until stuffing is broken and just shy of smooth. Add the egg, pulse until combined. Place stuffing into a large bowl and stir in the flour.
Using a large spoon, take a heaping spoonful of the stuffing. Using your thumb, make a deep well into the mixture, place a 2 teaspoons of the turkey gravy mixture in the center. Seal the turkey and gravy into the stuffing mixture. Form into a football shape, using the large spoon.
Into a baking dish, add the panko breadcrumbs, roll the formed croquettes in the breadcrumbs, shake off any excess and gently drop into the preheated oil. Deep fry for 5 minutes, until golden brown and crispy.
*NOTE the croquettes can be formed ahead of time and placed the refrigerator overnight loosely covered plastic wrap.