Hello Readers, and happy Thursday!
If you are reading this in real time, you have had those turkey day left overs in your fridge for exactly 7 days. Now hopefully you have frozen most of them but if not its ok today I will share some ideas for you to repackage those leftovers into dinner delights.
- Leftover pot pie- this is an easy one. Buy some pie dough layer all of your left overs into a glass pan and roll out pie dough on top. Bake at 375 for about 35 to 40 mins and presto! An easy pot pie that everyone will love.
- Croquetas de Pavo- with your left over mashed potatoes you can make delicious tapas! All you need to do is take your cold mashed potatoes, in a palm sized ball, poke a hole through the center and stuff it with left over turkey bits. Close up the hole and repeat until you have reached your desired amount. Next roll the balls in a bath of flour, then beaten eggs, and finally bread crumbs. Shallow Fry these guys up until cooked through ( about 5 mins)! You can fill these croquetas with more than just turkey if you want , feel free to add in left over vegetables and sauces. Here is great recipe.
- Stew- an easy way to use up leftovers is making a soup. This is ideal for left over meats, and vegetables. I would suggest, sautéing garlic, onions in some turkey fat/ olive oil, adding 2 bay leaves. Next, add in left over meats and vegetables stirring frequently for about 3 min. Next, add in any leftover gravy you may have, this will help deepen the flavor and thicken the soup. Finally add in your liquid ( stock is preferable). I would suggest 2 cups of liquid per1 cup of left overs. Bring to a boil, then let simmer for about 20 minuets.
- Turkey Fat uses- If you pull out your turkey and it has a gelatinous film over it, perfect! Use this turkey fat in place of butter and oil for your cooking. This will add significant flavor to all your meals this week.
Hope these quick tid bits help you figure out what to do with any left overs you have!
If you have any specific questions please leave me comment. I am more than happy to give you some ideas!
Until next time, Cheers!
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