How to Make Your Thanksgiving Leftovers Shine (Pan Fried Turkey Cakes With Basil & Parsley On a Bed of Sweet & Spicy Mustard Sauce)

Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes: Pan Fried Turkey Cakes

I got in a mood, the other day, to make something really cool and really fancy out of our left-over Thanksgiving turkey. After much thought, here is what I came up with.

Get out your left over turkey and remove any fat, skin or tough turkey parts.

Throw it all in a food processor.

Once it is done being processed throw it in a bowl. You will need about two cups worth.

Mix in 1/4 Italian flavored cup bread crumbs, 1 teaspoon corse salt, 2 teaspoons dried parsley, and 1 teaspoon basil.

Beat an egg in a separate mixing bowl.

Measure out 1/4 cup of your left over turkey drippings.

Heat it to liquid form in the microwave or on the stove.

Beat it in with the eggs.

Add a 1/4 cup of sour cream.

Beat that in with the eggs.

Stir it into the turkey mixture.

Cover and put in the fridge for at least 20 minutes.

When you take it out of the fridge, dust a 1/3 measuring cup in flour. .

Using the 1/3 cup measuring cup as a mold, press the turkey mixture into it then pop them out so they look like this. Dust measuring cup with flour between each one.

Melt three tablespoon of butter and three tablespoons of cooking oil in a heavy pot or Dutch oven.

Fry patties until golden brown on the first side.

In th mean time, mix 1/4 cup water, 1/4 cup mustard, 1/4 cup honey, 3 tablespoons vinegar, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon ground ginger, and 1/16 teaspoon ground cloves.

Once the first side is golden brown, flip over (using two pancake spatulas one to scoop up the turkey cake, the other to place on top to stabilize.)

Once the second side is cooked, place on a plate with paper towels to absorb extra grease.

Sprinkle mustard sauce on a white plate, then place the turkey cake in the center.

I served these Thanksgiving leftovers with sweet potatoes and steamed cabbage.


2 thoughts on “How to Make Your Thanksgiving Leftovers Shine (Pan Fried Turkey Cakes With Basil & Parsley On a Bed of Sweet & Spicy Mustard Sauce)

  1. Very nice. I love croquettes, you can do so many things with them.

    Your write-up and pictures makes me want to shred down some turkey and make a ‘rustic’ version.

    Thanks for another great post.

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