Delicious smokey chipotle turkey croquettes, baked in a parmesan and flaxseed crust.
- 500g of turkey breast mince
- Small red pepper, deseeded and cut into chunks
- 1 carrot, coarsely grated
- 4 spring onions, cut into quarters
- Small dried chipotle chilli or 2 teaspoons of paste.
- 1 egg
- 25g of grated Parmesan cheese
- 55g of golden flaxseeds, ground
- 1 teaspoon of cold water
- 2 teaspoons of fresh thyme leaves
- 1 teaspoon of mild paprika
- 1-2 tablespoons of olive or rapeseed oil
- 1 large avocado, halved and stoned
- 2 tablespoons of plain natural yogurt
- Grated zest and juice of 1 lime
- Baking tray
- Chopping board
- Kitchen scales
- Large bowl
- Pastry brush
- Small bowl
- Spoon or set of tongs
- Stick blender or food processor
- Preheat oven to 200C/Gas mark 6.
- Cover a baking tray with greaseproof paper and brush with a little of the oil.
- Place the onions, red pepper, carrot and thyme leaves and blitz until finely chopped.
- Add the turkey mince, chilli or paste, paprika and salt and pepper and blitz until evenly mixed.
- Scoop out dessertspoon sized amounts of the mixture and using your hands, roll into rough oval shapes and place on a large clean plate.
- In a small bowl, mix the egg, water and a pinch of salt and ground pepper.
- In the larger bowl, mix the cheese and flaxseeds.
- One at a time, dip the croquettes into the egg and lift out with 2 forks. Drain well and roll into the cheese mix.
- Place on the prepared baking tray and continue until all of the croquettes are well coated.
- Place in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown, turning halfway through.
- To check if they are cooked, cut one in half and the juices will run clear with no pink meat.
- Just before the croquettes are ready to serve, prepare the avocado dip.
- Scoop the avocado flesh into a dish, using a fork mash with the lime zest and juice and mix with the yoghurt.
- Serve straight away with the hot croquettes.
Nutrition per serving portion (serves 4)
Each portion provides
Energy1343kj 321kcal 16.05%
Healthy lean protein
Turkey mince is a healthier lean meat that is high in protein. The flaxseeds in the coating also provide a source of omega-3 oils.
Baked not Fried
Baking the croquettes is a better way of cooking, using far less oil and helping to protect more of the beneficial nutrients.