Turkey Trifecta: ideas for your turkey leftovers!

By mark-slade November 26, 2011

What to do with Leftovers?

A turkey sandwich is just one basic idea. Adding Stuffing and Cranberry sauce, like they serve it as the “hobgoblin” at Gaslight takes it to a new level.

I highly recommend cutting up the turkey in small cubes and adding to a saucepan that is being used to saute onions and garlic, then add some taco seasoning in order to make a great big batch of turkey taco meat!

Mark Slade
Keller Williams

Here are some other ideas from around the state.

By Patch Staff
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November 25, 2011

So the feast is over and everyone has had a good night’s sleep fueled by an excess of food and drink.

So what to do with the leftovers? We asked our own staffers and their friends and neighbors and of course, being Patch, scoured the Web, to find out what Jersey does the day after the feast.

Of course, there’s a turkey sandwich. But why not make it a bit more Jersey-specific, with a turkey Sloppy Joe? First, a bit of history: cooking enthusiast Ben Salmon explains the history of how the sandwich was invented in South Orange and rates three local purveyors.

But now on to the recipe, complete with homemade Russian dressing.

Ben has lots of other good ideas for leftovers, including what sounds to us like a Thanksgiving Dagwood.

Want a more traditional sandwich? Try “Thanksgiving on a Bun,” from Mahwah’s Mason Jar restaurant.

And one more twist on a sandwich, from Fabian Quiros, Executive Chef at the Salt Creek Grille in Princeton.

Not a lot of turkey left over? Then try Fabian’s recipe for Southwestern Turkey Soup:

Make a deliciously hearty and easy soup with turkey and corn leftovers mixed with tomatoes, beans, and warm southwestern spices.

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