Monday, 31 December 2012

Leftover Turkey Dinner Crepes

When I have leftover turkey dinner I am always trying to come up with new creative ways to enjoy it. I do not want to eat the same meal re-heated for days so I try make soup, turkey pot pie, stew or these crepes which contain whatever I have on hand in them. If you have some vegetables or mashed potatoes you can easily include them.  I chop up my turkey into small dice and re-heat with some onions and mushrooms and create a new gravy. You can then layer some stuffing, potatoes or vegetables, wrap and serve warm with a drizzle of cranberry or a topping of gravy. A fresh new dinner with leftover ingredients.

You will need:

  • 1 1/2 cups left over turkey- chopped into small cubes
  • 1 cup leftover stuffing- chopped into small pieces
  • 3 mushrooms - chopped fine
  • 1/2 onion - chopped fine
  • 1 leaf fresh sage - sliced fine
  • 2 cloves garlic - chopped fine
  • 1/2 tsp poultry seasoning
  • salt/pepper
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • cranberry sauce to top

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp butter - melted
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp fresh chives- chopped
  • butter/olive oil for frying crepes

Step 1: prepare your crepe batter in a bowl. Whisk eggs, milk, melted butter and flour. Set aside.

Step 2: chop up turkey, mushrooms, onions, sage and garlic. This recipe makes enough for 4-5 crepes or two people. 

Step 3: in one pan re-heat some stuffing with a few tbsp of olive oil. I like to chop the stuffing so there is even pieces to add to the crepes. In another pan saute your onions in a few tbsp olive oil until  softened and starting to brown. 

Step 4: add your turkey, chopped sage, garlic, poultry seasoning and mushrooms and continue to cook for 4-5 minutes until everything is cooked. Add salt and pepper to taste. 

Step 5: sprinkle 1 heaped tbsp of flour over meat and stir to combine. Add chicken broth and cook 2-3 more minutes until you have a bit of gravy coating the mix. Set aside along with stuffing. You will need to briefly re-heat both just before filling crepes.

Step 6: in a crepe pan or non stick fry pan add a tsp of butter or oil. Add a scoop of batter to the hot pan and immediately swirl the batter so it creates a larger thin crepe. Sprinkle a few chives on the crepe. When you see the edges start to brown and the surface of the crepe looks like it has dried flip with a spatula or just use your fingers. Cook another minute or two until they just start to brown slightly. Do this until you have created all your crepes. You can stack on top of each other until they are all cooked. Re-heat stuffing and turkey and gravy until hot.

Step 7: add a scoop of turkey and gravy, a bit of stuffing and roll. There is actually a good amount of gravy so the filling will be hot and moist.

Roll 3-4 per person and add some cranberry to the top or add a bit more gravy.

Enjoy your turkey burrito!

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