Turkey-licious Treats: From Gobbler Cakes to Turkey-Style Crab Cakes

Calling all turkey lovers! If you’re looking for ways to enjoy the deliciousness of turkey beyond the traditional Thanksgiving feast, look no further. We’ve got you covered with two fantastic recipes that put a delightful twist on this versatile protein: Gobbler Cakes and Turkey-Style Crab Cakes.

Gobbler Cakes: A Thanksgiving Leftover Delight

These ingenious Gobbler Cakes are a brilliant way to transform leftover Thanksgiving turkey into a delightful snack or appetizer. Inspired by the classic crab cake, these patties combine cooked turkey, stuffing, cranberries, and mayonnaise for a flavor explosion that’s sure to please.

Key Ingredients:

  • Cooked turkey
  • Cooked stuffing
  • Dried cranberries
  • Mayonnaise
  • Crushed cornflakes
  • Canola oil

Simple Steps to Gobbler Cake Perfection:

  1. Combine the turkey, stuffing, cranberries, and mayonnaise in a large bowl.
  2. Shape the mixture into eight 1/2-inch thick patties.
  3. Coat the patties with crushed cornflakes.
  4. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat and cook the patties for 3-4 minutes per side, or until golden brown.
  5. Serve warm with your favorite dipping sauces, such as cranberry sauce or turkey gravy.

Turkey-Style Crab Cakes: A Delicious Twist on a Classic

For those who love the taste of crab cakes but can’t indulge due to allergies or preferences, Turkey-Style Crab Cakes offer a fantastic alternative. Ground turkey takes center stage in this recipe, delivering a satisfying texture and flavor that’s surprisingly reminiscent of crab.

Essential Ingredients:

  • Ground turkey
  • Plain yogurt (or mayonnaise)
  • Chopped green onions
  • Fresh Italian parsley
  • Minced garlic
  • Dales Seasoning (or Worcestershire sauce)
  • Egg
  • Salt and pepper
  • Creole seasoning
  • Fine bread crumbs
  • Vegetable oil

Crafting the Perfect Turkey-Style Crab Cake:

  1. Combine all ingredients except the oil in a large bowl.
  2. Heat enough oil to cover the bottom of a pan over medium heat.
  3. Shape the mixture into eight cakes.
  4. Brown the cakes until golden brown and cooked through.
  5. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce, such as dill dip.

Tips and Tricks for Gobbler Cake and Turkey-Style Crab Cake Success:

  • For extra flavor in your Gobbler Cakes, consider adding a pinch of poultry seasoning or a dash of hot sauce.
  • If your turkey mixture seems too wet, add more bread crumbs to achieve the desired consistency.
  • Don’t overcook the Turkey-Style Crab Cakes, as this can result in a dry texture.
  • Experiment with different dipping sauces to find your perfect pairing.

Beyond the Recipes: A Celebration of Turkey’s Versatility

These two recipes are just a glimpse into the endless possibilities of turkey From sandwiches and salads to soups and stews, this versatile protein can be transformed into a wide array of delicious dishes. So, get creative, experiment with flavors, and discover your own favorite ways to enjoy turkey beyond the holiday season

Why I Love This Recipe

I cant eat crab (allergies) so I decided to use ground turkey instead. I have no idea how they compare to the crab version but these were great!!!.

One pound of ground turkey, three tablespoons of plain yogurt (or mayonnaise), two chopped green onions, one to two tablespoons of chopped fresh Italian parsley, two minced garlic cloves, one tsp Dales Seasoning (or Worcestershire sauce), one egg, half a teaspoon of salt, one-fourth teaspoon of pepper, one tsp creole seasoning, one cup of fine bread crumbs (more bread crumbs may be required if the meat is extremely moist), and vegetable oil

Combine all ingredients except for the oil

Heat enough oil to cover bottom of pan over medium heat

Shape meat mixture into 8 cakes

Brown the cakes until golden brown and cooked through

Serve with your favorite dipping sauce. I serve mine with dill dip.

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