Turkey Croquettes with Cranberry Mayo

Watch Chef show you how to prepare and get this delicious recipe using ingredients made here in Atlantic Canada found at local stores.

Picture a cozy kitchen, filled with the delightful aromas of a homecooked meal. Today we’re blending tradition with innovation, creating a dish that will transport your taste buds to a world of flavor.

turkey Croquettes with Cranberry mayo recipe

Our Turkey Croquettes are a culinary masterpiece. Each bite is a harmonious fusion of tender, diced turkey, a sprinkle of fresh chives, and a pinch of summer savory for that quintessential island taste. These ingredients come together seamlessly, offering a symphony of flavors that dance on your palate.

But what truly elevates these croquettes is the touch of Dairy Isle magic. Our secret ingredient, Dairy Isle mozzarella, lends a creamy, melt-in-your-mouth quality to these delightful morsels. Shredded into the mix, it creates a harmonious blend, ensuring every bite is a cheesy delight.

A creamy roux, made with Dairy Isle salted butter, flour, Dairy Isle evaporated milk, and chicken broth, envelops the turkey in a velvety sauce that’s equal parts comforting and luxurious. This sauce is the glue that binds all these incredible ingredients together, making each croquette a delightful treasure trove of flavors.

Finally, we seal the deal with a crispy breadcrumb coating, giving each croquette its satisfying crunch. When you bite into one, the exterior crackles, revealing the savory goodness within.

And let’s not forget the egg, gently beaten and used to bind everything together. It’s like the final brushstroke on a masterpiece, ensuring that every croquette holds its shape. Then we finish it all off with turkeys perfect companion; cranberries, they help make a delicious mayo for dipping the croquettes.

These Turkey Croquettes, a celebration of island flavors and Dairy Isle’s dairy excellence, are more than just a meal. They’re a testament to the culinary artistry born in PEI’s kitchens, crafted with love and shared with you.

So, whether it’s a weeknight dinner or a special occasion, these croquettes will bring a touch of PEI’s magic to your table. It’s a journey of taste, a symphony of flavors, and a reminder that the most extraordinary meals often start with the simplest ingredients. Enjoy!

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Turkey Croquettes with Cranberry Mayo

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  • Author: The Kilted Chef
  • Yield: Serves 4


Units Scale
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup Dairy Isle mozzarella shredded
  • 2 tbsp Dairy Isle salted butter
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 1/2 cup Dairy Isle evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 cups diced cooked turkey
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh chives
  • 1/2 tsp summer savory, dried
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 egg, beaten
  1. Heat butter in a saucepan over medium heat until melted.
  2. Stir flour into melted butter until dissolved to create a roux.
  3. Mix Dairy Isle evaporated milk and broth into roux; cook and stir until mixture is thick, about 5 minutes.
  4. Remove saucepan and set aside to cool mixture.
  5. Mix cooked turkey, Dairy Isle mozzarella, chive, summer savory, salt, and pepper into cooled mixture.
  6. Form turkey mixture into balls. Place balls on a plate and refrigerate until chilled, for a few hours.
  7. Preheat oven to 350F (175C).
  8. Dip balls in the beaten egg, allowing excess to drip back into bowl.
  9. Press balls into breadcrumbs until coated.
  10. Arrange balls on a baking sheet.
  11. Bake in the preheated oven until cooked through and browned, 25 to 30 minutes or shallow fry in a pan till golden brown.

Cranberry Mayo

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tbsp chives
  • 2 tbsp cranberry sauce
  • Salt pepper to taste
  1. Mix well in a med size bowl and refrigerate till needed.


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