Calypso Turkey Fritters with Tropical Salsa

Culinary Setting
Meal Type
Cooking Style
Deep Fry
Turkey Thighs


4 Large eggs, lightly whipped

1/2 c buttermilk

4-1/2 c all purpose flour

1/2 c Asiago cheese, grated

2/3 c ginger ale

4 tsp baking powder

1 lb BONELESS TURKEY THIGHS, diced small

1/2 c canned red kidney beans, rinsed and well drained

1/3 c red onions, minced

2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped

Salt and cayenne pepper To Taste

Vegetable oil As needed

2 qt fresh pineapple, crushed

1/2 c light brown sugar

4 oz ginger root, peeled and grated

1 tsp sea salt

2 tsp crushed red chili

1 c shredded coconut




Mix together the eggs, buttermilk, flour, cheese, ginger ale and baking powder. Fold in diced turkey, beans, onions, cilantro, salt and cayenne pepper to taste. Cover and chill for several hours.

Heat vegetable oil to 350 degrees F. Using a #10 scoop, form batter into small fritters and lower into hot oil.

Continue turning fritters until they are golden brown and float to the surface. When frying multiple batches, allow the oil temperature to return to 350 degrees F.

Spoon salsa on each appetizer plate and top with fritters.


Bring pineapple, sugar, ginger root, salt and chili to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer 20 minutes until salsa begins to thicken.

Stir in coconut and serve warm.


Nutrition Facts

440 Total Calories

80 Calories from Fat

9 g Total Fat

14 % Daily Total Fat

4 g Saturated Fat

23 % Daily Saturated Fat

95 g Cholesterol

32 % Daily Cholesterol

628 mg Sodium

27 % Daily Sodium

76 g Total Carbohydrates

25 % Daily Total Carbohydrates

5 g Dietary Fiber

20 % Daily Dietary Fiber

33 g Sugars

16 g Protein

8 % Daily Protein

25 % Daily Vitamin C

15 % Daily Calcium

40 % Daily Iron