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Sunday Brunch: Thanksgiving Leftover Croquettes

[Photograph: Sydney Oland]

Turkey sandwiches are a Thanksgiving classic, but sometimes bread just isn't what you're looking for. Potato croquettes made of leftover mashed potatoes, filled with the classic sweet and savory combination of turkey and cranberry, are coated with breadcrumbs and fried until crisp. Serve these croquettes with a green salad and some extra cranberry sauce on the side, and if you're feeling festive, a glass of something sparkling.

By coating these croquettes in panko breadcrumbs, they crisp quickly in a frying pan, but if panko crumbs are unavailable, regular breadcrumbs can be substituted. When assembling the croquettes, make sure that your leftover mashed potatoes are firm enough to encase the turkey filling. If unsure about the consistency of your leftover potatoes, add an additional tablespoon of flour.

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