Great Tastes of Manitoba

Crispy Buttermilk Turkey Fingers

35 minutes
Prep: 15 minutes | Cook: 20 minutes | Servings: 4-6

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs (650 g) Granny’s turkey breast, cut into strips ¾ inch (1.5 cm) thick by 4 inches (10 cm) long
  • 2 cups (500 ml) buttermilk
  • 1/2 cups (125 ml) flour
  • 2 cups (500 ml) panko crumbs
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp (2.5 ml) garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) paprika
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) mustard powder
  • 1/2 tsp (2.5 ml) white pepper
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) salt

Honey Dill Sauce

  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) Greek-style yogurt
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) Mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) honey
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) dill, fresh chopped or dried

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F (225°C) or prepare air fryer for use.
  2. Lightly season turkey strips with salt and pepper, if not already seasoned.
  3. Soak turkey strips in 1 cup buttermilk for 1 hour or more and then drain.
  4. Mix panko crumbs with olive oil, garlic, paprika, mustard, pepper and salt. Add flour to a separate bowl and remaining cup of buttermilk to another.
  5. Taking a few turkey strips at a time, first dredge them in flour, then dip them in buttermilk and roll them in the panko mixture until they are well coated.
  6. Place them flat on a baking sheet and bake them for 20 minutes, flipping once after 10 minutes. If using an air fryer cook them for 12-14 minutes at 400°F (200°C), flipping once.
  7. Combine all sauce ingredients and serve with Crispy Buttermilk Turkey Fingers. 

Pairs well with Trans Canada Brewing Co Portager Pilsner

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