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Leftover Turkey Stuffing Balls !!



Concoct a delicious, crispy leftover turkey and stuffing balls. This creative approach to Thanksgiving leftovers is perfect for snacking or as an appetizer during festivities.



Shredded or chopped leftover turkey

Leftover stuffing


1-2 eggs (beaten)

Breadcrumbs (regular/panko)

Oil for deep frying



Prepare the Mixture:

In a big bowl, combine the remaining turkey and stuffing; mix thoroughly with your hands until it sticks together.

When the mixture is too dry, gradually add the beaten eggs until it becomes moist enough to shape.

Shape the Balls:

Take a small amount of the mixture into your hands and form it into a dense ball about as large as a golf ball. Repeat with all of the leftovers.

Coat with Breadcrumbs:

Roll each ball in breadcrumbs so that all of them are equally coated. This technique helps to produce a crunchy crust when they are fried.

Fry the Stuffing Balls:

Over medium-high heat oil a deep skillet or frying pan.

The stuffing balls should go carefully into hot oil, you can fry them in batches if there are many.

They will be fried till golden brown on all sides for 2-3 minutes per side.

Serve and Enjoy:

Drain excess oil from stuffing balls by placing them on paper towels after they have been removed from oil after cooking.

Serve hot as a yummy appetizer or snack, possibly with cranberry sauce or gravy for dipping.



Success Tips:

Don’t let the stuffing mixture become too wet but ensure it has enough moisture to hold together.

Shape into balls after adjusting the seasoning accordingly.

Fry in batches and maintain oil temperature for crispy results.

Health Benefits: These stuffing balls are an excellent source of protein from turkey and can be balanced out with healthy accompaniments like salad or steamed vegetables to make a complete meal.



Nutritional Information: (Per serving)






Note: Nutritional values will vary depending on specific ingredients and frying method used.



Variations and Substitutions:

Use chicken or pork instead of turkey.

Add grated cheese into the stuffing mixture for extra flavor.

Bake instead of fry for a healthier option

Customize the flavor by trying different herbs or spices.



FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions):

Can I make these ahead? Yes, you can make up your stuffing balls ahead of time and keep them in the refrigerator until they are ready to fry.

Can I freeze these? Yes, you should freeze them on a baking sheet once they have been shaped into balls but before frying. Once they are frozen solid, move them into a freezer bag. Fry from frozen when ready to eat.

What can I serve with these stuffing balls? They go well with cranberry sauce, gravy or a simple dipping sauce made from sour cream and herbs.




Turn your leftover turkey and dressing into an extraordinary delicacy by preparing these crunchy and tasty stuffing balls. Perfect for any occasion, they are bound to please family and friends alike. Revel in this inventive take on thanksgiving remnants and relish the tastes of the season!


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