Leftover Turkey?

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  1. Monergist

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    Any good ideas/recipes/suggestions? Don't want to waste any; just don't want turkey sandwiches 3xday for the next week ;)
     
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    chop it up and do stir fry with celery, onions, and bell peppers. Add corn starch gravy and serve over rice.

    Yum.
     
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    Turkey Gumbo
    Turkey Ala King
    Turkey Vegetable Soup
    Turkey Noodle Soup
    Turkey Casserole
    Turkey Macaroni

    Dear Heavenly Father
    Who gave us the Hen
    That sat on our tables
    As we ate again.
    The leftover turkey
    It clearly appears
    Does flow from our freezeers
    Way up to our ears
    I ask you, dear Father
    Who is the I AM
    Please bless me this Christmas
    With Honeybaked Ham.
     
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    "You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, sautee it. There's, um, turkey kebabs, turkey creole, turkey gumbo, pan fried, deep fried, stir fried. There's pineapple turkey and lemon turkey, coconut turkey, pepper turkey, turkey soup, turkey stew, turkey salad, turkey and potatoes, turkey burger, turkey sandwich... That's, that's about it."

    Bubba Blue, in "Forrest Gump on the Farm."
     
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    Recipes??? [​IMG] :confused:

    Is there any such thing as turkey chili? :D
     
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    I bought a small turkey, and saved the thights for my crockpot, and we all hate legs, so we only have enough for a few sandwiches left, plus a little in a bowl for taking tomorrow to share with our son. What a relief not to eat turkey for days.
     
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    My dad makes chicken chili sometimes, so I guess turkey would work! It's a different recipe than normal chili though, I can't rememember it except that you serve it with sour cream and grated cheddar. Then when you stir it up in your bowl it's pink [​IMG]
     
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    Is there any such thing as turkey chili?

    MY leftover turkey is in the fridge right now. I'd say it's turkey chilly [​IMG]
     
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    Oh, that was just fowl.

    Bwahahahaha!
     
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    That's what you get when you just wing it.

    Yes, turkey chili is excellent, although I usually use ground (fresh, not frozen) turkey; there's hardly any fat, and the bland meat really soaks up the spices.
     
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    why not freeze the turkey and keep it for christmas/new year?

    yours, Jon.
     
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    It's been my experience that frozen turkey doen't do so well, never tastes as good. But if you freeze it in gravy it's much better.(I've heard even left over turkey broth will do, but have never done it that way).
     
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    Jon, must you always think like a Scot? That's much too practical. Besides, you'd have to make room amid the remnants of the St. Patrick's Day corned beef, the Easter ham, the July 4th brisket, the Labor Day ribs, the Columbus Day lasagna ...
     
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    Turkey curry
    Turkey tacos
    Turkey chili
    Turkey stir-fry
    Turkey in BBQ sauce on hamburger buns
    Turkey enchiladas
    Turkey pot pie
    Turkey surprise (cook turkey pieces with cut up onion and fresh veggies (or frozen), add cream of something soup, grated cheese if you like, cooked noodles if you like, sour cream if you like -- anything but the kitchen sink THAT you like, simmer until flavors are nicely blended and serve. Over rice if you like... :D )

    About freezing turkey. I will cut thin slices for sandwich meats, put about three sandwiches' worth in a zipper bag, force all the air out, and freeze. Cheap and easy lunch meat later in the year, and with mayonnaise or cranberry sauce, you really can't taste the difference.
     
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    Turkey Salad

    Salad topped with Turkey

    Turkey pot pie

    We never have enough left over though.

    Sherrie
     
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    ROFLOL! You go, girl.
     
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    Seems like an awfull lot of things we can do with turkey. Dowe really need any other meat..... we could live of turkey for the rest of our lives
    (only joking)

    yours, Jon.
     
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    Gina,

    Check your profile, I can't post to your onion thread. I hope you see this.

    [ November 30, 2002, 04:10 PM: Message edited by: Tuor ]
     
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    If it's a good trick, sneak it in here, Tuor!
     
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    It was your trickk peel them in a big bowl of water. I thought the reason why water worked was because it was a barrier against the oils getting to the air.

    As to the turkey recipes:

    I like to take the carcus and put it into a stock pot and cover it with water and simmer it untill it falls apart. Let the water cool and then take out the bones and any excess skin floating around. I just use my fingers in the cooled broth. I also skim off the white gunk on the surface of the water.

    Then add some sage, 3 packages of lipton onion soup mix(I like golden), some onions, carrots,celery, about a cup of rice and about a cup of lentles. Sometimes I throw in some frozen veggies too. Then bring it back up to a boil and let it simmer for about an hour stirring every so often.

    [ November 30, 2002, 09:34 PM: Message edited by: Tuor ]
     

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