Leftover Turkey Cakes

August 10th, 2009 | Posted in Unexpected Recipes | No Comments »
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Recipe: Leftover Turkey Cakes

Summary: Wondering what to do with leftover turkey and tired of sandwiches, enchiladas, and turkey salad? Look no more, this is an interesting take on crab cakes that won’t disappoint.


  • 1 lb – chopped smoked turkey (best to use dark meat)
  • 1/2 cup – breadcrumbs
  • 2 – eggs
  • 1/4 cup – mayonnaise (I used the Smart Balance kind)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. – creole seasoning (I used the Tony Chechere’s brand, you could use Old Bay)
  • 2 tbsp – worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp – cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tsp – dry mustard


  1. In a large mixing bowl, mix eggs, mayo, creole, worcestershire, mustard and cream cheese with a whisk until creamy. Add breadcrumbs and mix well. Then, add turkey that has been chopped into small chunks that resemble lump crab meat. Form cakes (should make 9-12 patties).
  2. Heat up a cast iron skillet and add olive oil. Test one small cake and see if it lightly browns or slightly burns. Adjust heat so that it doesn’t quite burn. It should take about 4 minutes per side to get a nice golden brown.
  3. Serve with your favorite sauce and enjoy!
  4. Options for sauce are: BBQ sauce, chipotle ranch, sour cream, or we just made our own. We put about 2 tbsp of mayonnaise, 1 tbsp Frank’s hot sauce and 1/2 tsp of old bay together.

Meal type: supper

Culinary tradition: USA (Southwestern)

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