Saturday, November 24, 2007

hmmmm leftovers

My brother recently brought up the subject of turkey sandwiches and threw down the challenge to me to come up with something new in regards to the sandwich. Sad to saw I don't actually have any leftovers to deal with this year, besides the carcass which I always ask for regardless of whose house we're at for the meal. So while these "recipes" haven't been tried out yet, they sure sounded good in my head, enjoy!

Quick Curried Turkey for Pita

1 Cup leftover turkey
1/3 Cup Mayo
1 Tbsp red onion diced
1 Tbsp golden raisins
1/2 Tbsp chopped cilantro
1/2 Tbsp Curry Powder
1 Pita pocket halved

1. Mix first 6 ingredients together and fill half a pita with half the filling.

Open Face Meatloaf Sandwich

Meat Loaf
1 egg
1 Cup bread crumbs
1 Cup Parmesan grated
Salt and pepper to taste
2 Tbsp parsley chopped rough
1/3 Cup catchup/ketchup or tomato sauce
1/2 Large onion shredded
2 Garlic cloves chopped
2 Cups leftover stuffing
1 lb each ground beef and ground pork

1. Shred the onion in the food processor or on a box grater.
2. Mix the egg, onion, garlic, parsley, salt, pepper and tomato product
3. Mix in the cheese and bread crumbs
4. Mix in the meat
5. Put half the meat mixture into a loaf pan
6. Put the stuffing into the loaf pan keeping about 1 inch away from the sides of the pan
7. Add the rest of the meat to the pan
8. Bake for an hour in a 375 degree oven or until internal temp of 175 is reached
9. Let loaf sit for 15 minutes before slicing

While the meat loaf is baking prepare the potato pancakes

Potato Pancake
2 cups leftover mashed potatoes
1 Egg
1/3 Cup of flour
2 Tbsp Olive Oil

1. Beat the egg in a bowl
2. Incorporate egg into mashed potatoes
3. Add the flour and mix
4. Heat olive oil in a frying pan over medium high heat
5. Make a patty with 1/4th of the potato mixture, flour your hands to avoid it being too sticky
6. Cook the pancakes about 2 minutes per side or until golden brown and heated through

Assembly

1. Place 1 piece of sourdough bread down on a plate, toasted if desired
2. Top with a slice of the meat loaf or two if it is vertically challenged
3. Top with a potato pancake
4. Top with warmed gravy and serve

There ya go Curt, open face sandwich using leftovers besides turkey! Now I gotta go pull out that carcass and start some stock. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
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