What to do with your leftover turkey!

Published: Monday, 24 December 2018

Our chilli turkey fry is the perfect way to use up the remains of your Christmas lunch! This Indo-Chinese style dish is an excellent evening snack to enjoy whilst lazing at home watching the television.

Chilli Turkey Fry (Indo Chinese Style)

Serves: 2
Cooking time: 30 minutes

You will need:

  • Leftover turkey trimmings or 4 fillets
  • 200 ml rapeseed oil
  • 1 onions sliced
  • 1 pepper sliced
  • 1 tsp garlic chopped
  • 2 tbp chilli paste
  • 1 green chilli
  • 1 spring onion
  • 100ml sweet soya sauce
  • 100g potato starch
  • 100g fresh coriander
  • 200ml Sriracha chilli garlic sauce
  • 1 egg
  • 50g self raising flour



  1. Heat the oil in a wok over a high heat
  2. Drain the oil so that the wok is glazed without extra oil
  3. Add the garlic on a slow flame. Toss in the wok for a couple of seconds
  4. Now add the green chilli followed by sliced peppers, sliced onions toss till a glaze is obtained on the vegetables on high heat
  5. Reduce the heat and add sriracha chilli sauce
  6. Add a sweet soya sauce and bring the sauce to a simmer
  7. Season according to taste with salt

Turkey leftovers or fillets

  1. Whisk egg in a bowl
  2. Add self-rising flour and make a thick batter
  3. Add the turkey to coat evenly
  4. Place the potato starch in a flat plate and dust the turkey in batter one by one. use a sieve to get rid of any extra flour
  5. Fry in a deep fat fryer at 160°C or a hot wok
  6. Drain the fried turkey and toss in the prepared sauce to coat evenly
  7. Garnish with spring onions and coriander

Serve with naan or an Indian bread of your choice.

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