One taste of these turkey croquettes and you will want to make sure you have turkey leftovers. Fresh lime and cilantro add not only flavor but a real freshness to the croquettes. Jalapenos add a bit of heat. Those three ingredients alone give these a Southwest feel. Once fried, they're crunchy on the outside. Baking them in the oven warms them thoroughly. A great way to reinvent Thanksgiving leftovers. Serve with your favorite condiment.


  • 2 c turkey, diced
  • 2 Tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp fresh chives, chopped
  • 1 fresh red or green chili (serrano or jalapeno)
  • 1 c bread crumbs, fresh
  • grated zest of 1 lime
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 Tbsp heavy cream or turkey gravy
  • 1 lg egg, separated
  • 1 tsp cold water
  • 1/4 c fine yellow corn meal
  • 1/4 c olive oil

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