Edward Lee‘s Turkey Ramen
Chef Lee wanted to repurpose the original Thanksgiving feast ingredients to create a dish with a flavor completely different from the original meal. He adds that this recipe is “great hangover food and usually the day after Thanksgiving, you might be feeling a little wobbly.” The recipe features an unexpected Parmesan garnish to enhance the blend of Asian and Southern flavors. To put another twist on the dish, Lee suggest adding steamed clams, pork belly, or nori flakes.
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Giada de Laurentiis‘ Eggs in Purgatory
Giada gets creative with her leftover recipes focusing on sides rather than the main dish. Her Eggs in Purgatory recipe takes advantage of those delicious leftover mashed potatoes. The recipe calls for a generous portion of the favorite side dish and is accompanied by ground pepper and classic Italian ingredients like marinara sauce and Parmesan.
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Jonathan Waxman‘s Turkey-and-Cranberry Tacos
By shredding and sautéing the leftover Thanksgiving turkey, Waxman transforms both the texture and purpose of the meat to create a unique and delicious meal. The crispy turkey is rolled up in soft flour tortillas with homemade guacamole, leftover cranberry sauce (he adds blood oranges and chilies to his) and shredded greens. YUM.
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Nancy Silverton‘s Sicilian Waldorf Turkey Salad Sandwich
Nancy Silverton’s rendition of the signature leftover meal comes from the Macy’s Culinary Council Thanksgiving & Holiday Cookbook. With roasted pine nuts, dried currants, and a hint of lemon juice, magic happens between two slices of whole grain bread.
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Michael Symon‘s Quick Breakfast Bread Pudding
To combat the inevitable dilemma of too much food for one meal, Michael Symon offers a few ways to get creative with your leftovers this year. One of these includes a Quick Breakfast Bread Pudding. Symon dices the stuffing, whisks up a bunch of eggs with strips of dark turkey meat and some whole milk and bakes it in a deep skillet for a morning meal that’s sure to get everyone out of bed.