We had tons of leftovers this year for Thanksgiving. I hate to see food go to waste so I decided to make something similar to a crab cake, but with turkey instead. I ended up using the rest of my leftover turkey and mashed potatoes. I made enough for my husband and I to eat and the rest I put into a zip-lock bag and stuck it in the freezer. Now I have room in the fridge, leftovers gone, and dinner for one of those nights when I don't feel like cooking. I served this with the left over green bean casserole and voila. Thanksgiving leftovers are almost outta here.
Herbed Turkey Patties:
2 lbs. left-over thanksgiving turkey(approximately)
3 cups mashed potatoes
4 garlic cloves
1/2 cup chopped fresh parlsey
1/2 cup fresh chopped sage
2 tbsp. fresh chopped rosemary
2 tbsp. fresh chopped thyme
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 cup bread crumbs (plus more for breading later)
2 eggs (for batter)
The first thing to do is pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees. Next add the turkey to a food processor and blend until you have the consistency of ground turkey.
Next, chop up the onions, garlic and herbs and transfer to a non-stick pan sprayed with non-stick spray. Saute for about 5 minutes and then add the turkey, browning it a bit. Add the salt and nutmeg and combine well.
Add the mashed potatoes to your food processor. Blend until nice and smooth. You can omit this step if you want a more rustic patty.