The Great Day of Thanks is over and you have the Mother of all Leftovers sitting in your fridge. Now what? Don’t waste it. But you don’t like leftovers? Here is the problem with leftovers. If you try to recreate the exact same dish the way you had it the night before, it just won’t work. It’s never quite the same and it feels like you are having a dry, sub-par dish. You feel cheated. Trust me, I know! I used to be like that too. But my husband turned me on to this quick cheat for turning day-old food into a dish that is just as good, dare I say better than what it used to be.
Sometimes I look forward to leftovers…ssshhh!
What you need to do is transform your leftovers. Here is my favorite thing to do with Thanksgiving leftovers: A HASH. In fact, this will work with any type of leftovers when you have a protein, veggies and a starch to work with.
Take your leftover turkey, sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts, beans, whatever you have on hand and transform them into an awesome brunch or dinner the next day. Here’s how:
Turkey Hash – flexible, serves up as many leftovers as you have
Heat up a skillet of your choice (I like cast iron) and melt a tablespoon of butter. Take equal portions of your Thanksgiving leftovers, and reheat them in the skillet flattening them. Leave them like this for a few minutes. Turn your hash every now and then. You want to get crispy, brown bits all over the hash. In the meantime make yourself a soft boiled egg.
Serve and top your plate with a soft boiled egg. Split the egg open and instantly you have a sauce for your hash. Enjoy!
How do you make a soft-boiled egg you ask? I have a dummy proof method.
Soft-boiled eggs – makes 2-4 servings
Bring a saucepan full of water to a rolling boil. Once it’s reached a hard boil, turn it town to a simmer, add 4 eggs. Set your timer for 4 minutes and 30 seconds. Timing your eggs is important. Soft boiled eggs, I like to leave them for 4m30s or 5 minutes. If you are a fan of less runny eggs, then go for 6-7minutes. Once the desired time is over, remove them from the heat and run cold water on them for several minutes. This will help you peel your eggs, even when they are “soft boiled” and very delicate.