Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Turkey Croquettes

This is my grandmothers recipe..

3 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup flour
1 cup turkey or chicken stock or broth
2 1/4 teaspoons salt
1 1/4 teaspoons pepper
1/2 teaspoon thyme
2 cups finely diced turkey or chicken
1 teaspoon parsley
2 eggs
2 tablespoon milk
1 1/2 fine bread crumbs ( I use Italian bread crumbs)

melt the butter in saucepan over low heat. stir in flour. gradually
stir in the stock. add 2 teaspoons of salt, 1 teaspoon of pepper, and
the thyme. Cook and stir over low heat until thick and creamy. Add
turkey and parsley, blend. remove from heat. beat one of the eggs then
add to turkey mixture. cook and stir over medium heat about 1 min
longer. cool. shape into croquettes. combine remaining egg with the
milk,  beat well. add remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper to the crumbs,
roll croquettes in the crumbs, then dig in egg mixture. roll again in
crumbs.  heat fat (I use oil) in a deep skillet to about 375 degrees, add croquettes and fry 1 1/2 to 2
min on each side. drain. makes about 12 medium croquettes

Crockpot Cheeseburgers

1 lb. lean ground beef
1/4 - 1/2 cup ketchup
1-2 Tbsp. yellow mustard
1/4 c BBQ Sauce
1 tsp. Italian seasoning ** if you don't have that use a little: Parsley, Basil, Oregano**
2c cubed pasturized American cheese * I use Velveeta.. I also add extra cheese**
10 hamburger buns

Cook ground beef in large skillet until thoroughly cooked, about 5 minutes. Stir frequently to break meat up into small pieces. Drain beef thoroughly. Combine in slow cooker with ketchup, mustard, and basil and mix well. Add chopped onion, if desired. Top with cubed cheese. Cover crockpot and cook on low for 3-4 hours. Stir beef mixture gently. Serve beef mixture in hamburger buns. 10 sandwiches **You can serve w/ oven baked french fries**