Quick Bites: Thanksgiving Leftovers


Turkey making you too tired to cook? Here are some easy day-after ideas for using up Thanksgiving leftovers.

Mashed Potato Pancakes
Mix leftover mashed potatoes with finely diced ham, shredded Parmesan, and one egg. Chill mixture and then mold into small patties. Dip each patty into flour, then beaten egg, and then bread crumbs and panfry in vegetable oil over medium-high heat until golden brown.

Stuffing Hash
Fry leftover stuffing in olive oil until crisp. Top with a poached egg.

Curried Turkey Salad
Mix 3/4 cup plain yogurt with 2 tablespoons curry powder, 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar, and salt and pepper to taste. Combine with 3 cups cubed turkey, 1/2 cup shredded carrot, ½ cup shredded cucumber, and 1/4 cup dried cranberries. Garnish with chopped cashews.

Cranberry Cheesecake
Top cheesecake with chilled cranberry sauce. Done.
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What We're Reading: August 26, 2015


Dig into a loganberry pie, a spiedie, and more regional American delicacies. [FWF


Want the sweetest, juiciest pineapple? Turn it upside down. [Food52


Coconut milk is for so much more than curries. [Serious Eats


Yes, there really is a wrong way to reheat leftovers. [The Kitchn


More fungus among us: American chefs are embracing... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: November 28, 2014


Looking for way to cut down on your holiday food waste? Here are some tips on planning, preserving, and getting creative with your leftovers. [Ecocentric]


Native American food companies work to preserve the land and build business. [Civil Eats]


The U.K.’s “Bio-Bus”, which uses sewage and food waste as fuel, is taking to the streets. [Treehugger]


Chinese authorities have stopped accepting corn exports that contain a specific genetic modification. Now experts are questioning if the move is to protect consumers or to protect the market. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: November 27, 2014


Who was the genius that first deep-fried a turkey? [Serious Eats


Advocacy group Food Chain Workers Alliance has released a comic book called Food Chain Avengers in the hope of reaching a wider audience. [Civil Eats


Today’s the day for indulging, but here are some healthy options for tomorrow’s parade of leftovers. [NYT


The Atlantic answers all your pressing Turkey Day health questions. [... Read more >

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Thanksgiving Recipes: Turkey Redux


Not to knock a next-day turkey sandwich, but sometimes we crave a little variation in our post-Thanksgiving fare. To the rescue: one-pot poultry dishes that will shake things up while keeping you out of the kitchen as much as possible. (Editor's note: All of these recipes originally called for chicken, but turkey can easily be substituted. Use the bird you have in hand.)


Turkey and Sausage Jambalaya

Old-Fashioned Rich Turkey Pie

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Recipe Roundup: Thanksgiving Leftovers

turkey sandwich We had so much fun last year coming up with ideas for Thanksgiving leftovers that we thought we’d revisit the topic with a list of some of the best leftover-loving recipes out there. David Chang’s Soy-Braised Turkey, Mashed Potato Spring Rolls, Spicy Brussels Sprouts with Mint [F&W] Indian-Spiced Turkey Lentil Soup, Cranberry-

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