Thursday, November 27, 2008

What do you do with your leftover turkey?

This recipe is care of Old Farmer's Almanac...
Turkey Hash
2 cups diced cooked turkey
2 cups diced cooked potatoes
3 tablespoons finely chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon salt
pepper, to taste
1 cup turkey gravy
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients. Turn into a large greased casserole, cover, and bake for 45 minutes. In the last 15 minutes, remove the cover to brown the top.

A favorite of mine is, Open Face Turkey Sandwiches;
Take a sprayed cookie sheet, line up as many slices as you have people, make it unhealthy, use white bread! LOL! Actually, potato bread is excellent.
Place a thin slice of cranberry sauce on each slice, cover with sliced turkey, top with either leftover dressing or mashed potatoes, top that with whatever veggie you served; asparagus, broccoli or green beans and slather on some gravy!
Place under the broiler until bubbly...then enjoy!

Now, share some of your favorites!


Anonymous said...

"What do you do with your leftover turkey?"

It never happens!

Z said...

A good old turkey sandwich like any other is elevated with either a cranberry sauce on it or, better, a hot pepper jelly...mmm!!

Saute mashed potato patties in butter till crisp.... delicious with a fried egg on top!

Chop leftover turkey into small bits and saute in a chopped onion you've already fried in olive oil....add some broth and maybe some raisins and chopped leftover vegetables, heat through, then turn down lower and add plain yogurt with curry powder and any other spices you like....serve on a quick couscous or rice...pretty darned delicious way to get rid of leftovers.

I'm looking forward to seeing more ideas!

The Merry Widow said...

DD2-Lucky you! LOL!
We did a turkey roast this year, so I have one more meal from it...but the dressing goes with chicken and pork chops...
Z-I would expect something slightly exotic and absolutely delicious sounding from you!
DD2-With Z's, might consider it for the future!


Brooke said...

You mean you don't eat your leftover turkey cold out of the fridge?

cube said...

Sandwiches. I can't get enough fresh turkey sandwiches.

Last night I made a meatloaf and used the leftover stuffing as a side dish.

Also, my niece is away at college and always scrounging for homemade food. I sent her away with a nice turkey & trimmings care package. That took care of a goodly amount of turkey.

Ducky's here said...

Any of you ladies got a good recipe for turkey croquettes or turkey meat loaf?

Z said...

Ducky, I always make only turkey'll laugh but that plain ol' Lipton's Onion Soup dry package is killer in meatloaf. Also, sometimes, I put in just a little very finely chopped's delicious.

Ground turkey's great with ground cumin in it...mix it with cumin, some fresh minced garlic (or garlic powder, which I use a lot of, it's easier and sometimes even has more taste somehow), maybe grated onion, chopped parsley, bread crumbs and beaten egg. (helps hold them together)....anything you like, then roll it in your hand, dredge it in a little salted and peppered flour and slip carefully into a little hot olive oil....sautee till they're brown, then cover and let the cook through, on low.

Google FOOD CHANNEL and put in turkey meatloaf or croquettes and you'll get some good stuff to try,too.

Ducky's here said...

z, I've used the soup mix also.

Kinda ashamed to admit it, but yeah it does the job. On the cheap, too.

Probably just keep on with that and not try to get fancy.

The Merry Widow said...

Savory Herb and Garlic soup mix is also a winner...I use it a lot!
The Vegetable mix makes pretty good rice pilaf...
ducky-You could probably use my turkey meatball recipe for the croquettes. It would be worth a try.
G*D bless and MARANATHA!


Ducky's here said...

When do the Christmas recipes start?