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11.27.17 Thanksgiving Karokke (Turkey & Stuffing Potato Croquette)

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Thanksgiving Karokke (Turkey & Stuffing Potato Croquette)

Recipe provided by:  Chef Edward Allen, Executive Chef at Foxwoods Resort Casino

 I love Thanksgiving, but some of my favorite recipes come to fruition the day after Thanksgiving. One of my favorites comes from my Japanese heritage, and is called Karokke – a dish my mom used to make. Karokke is a Japanese potato croquette, and my Thanksgiving leftover version utilizes the leftover mashed potatoes, stuffing and turkey meat. The recipe is incredibly simple:

Thanksgiving Karokke (Turkey and Stuffing Potato Croquette)

6 servings

This recipe utilizes your Thanksgiving Day leftovers


2 Cups       Leftover Mashed Potatoes

1 Cup        Leftover Stuffing

1 Cup        Leftover Turkey Meat, Small Dice

1/2 Cup    All Purpose Flour

3                Eggs, Beaten

2 Cups       Asian Bread Crumbs (Panko)


Combine cold potatoes, stuffing and diced turkey in mixing bowl,

adjusting seasoning if necessary. Form into patties and place in refrigerator

for approx. ½ hour to cool (this will make the breading process easier!).

Dredge each croquette in flour, then egg, then breadcrumbs.

Deep fry at 350 F until golden brown, and then serve with left over Thanksgiving Gravy.

I like mine with a small salad- Enjoy!