Chile-Lime Turkey Patties

Enjoy this spin on Caribbean crab cakes, made with leftover turkey.

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Makes:
8 servings
Prep:
20 mins
Cook:
10 mins
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Chile-Lime Turkey Patties

Ingredients
2
cups cut-up leftover overn-roasted turkey
1/4
2
tablespoons sliced celery
2
tablespoons sliced green onion
1
cup panko (Japanese-style bread crumbs)
1/4
cup mayonnaise
1
egg, lightly beaten
1
tablespoon lime juice
1
teaspoon red chile paste
1/8
teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2
tablespoons butter
1
recipe Lime-Butter Sauce
 
Lime wedges

Directions

  1. In a food processor process turkey just until ground; transfer to a bowl. Process parsley, celery, and onion until finely chopped; add to turkey. Mix in 1/2 cup of the panko, the mayonnaise, egg, lime juice, chile paste, and Worcestershire sauce. Form eight 3-inch patties; coat patties with remaining panko.
  2. In a 12-inch skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the butter over medium heat. Cook patties, half at a time, for 10 minutes, until browned and 165 degrees F in the center, turning once halfway through cooking. Add butter to cook remaining patties. Serve with Lime-Butter Sauce and lime wedges.

From the Test Kitchen

Oven-roasted turkey works best in this recipe. Patties made with water-injected cooked turkey may fall apart during cooking.

Lime-Butter Sauce

Ingredients

1/3
cup white wine or reduced-sodium chicken broth
1
tablespoon lime juice
3/4
teaspoon white wine vinegar
1
minced garlic clove
2
tablespoons whipping cream
1/3
cup butter, cut up
1
tablespoon Asian sweet chili sauce
 
dash salt
 
dash ground white pepper

Directions

  1. In a small heavy saucepan combine white wine, lime juice, white wine vinegar, and minced garlic clove. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, about 5 minutes or until slightly reduced. Reduce heat to low. Whisk in whipping cream. Gradually whisk in butter until melted and smooth. Stir in Asian sweet chili sauce, salt, and ground white pepper.

Nutrition Facts

(Chile-Lime Turkey Patties)
    Per serving:
  • 270 kcal cal.,
  • 20 g fat
  • (9 g sat. fat,
  • 4 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 5 g monounsatured fat),
  • 89 mg chol.,
  • 259 mg sodium,
  • 8 g carb.,
  • 1 g fiber,
  • 2 g sugar,
  • 13 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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