If you still have any leftovers from your Thanksgiving meal last week, you might want to finish them off with this ultimate leftover turkey recipe. The official recipe for Turkey Glace calls for bread crumbs and such. I always just substitute leftover bread stuffing (or dressing, depending upon which part of the country you live). The quick and dirty version of this recipe is to spread the bottom of a baking dish with stuffing, top it with cubed turkey, ladle gravy over it, bake it, add cranberry sauce and bake it for 10 minutes more. It clears out that leftover turkey you stashed in your freezer in no time! After you try this, I think you will agree with me that Turkey Glace is the ultimate leftover turkey recipe!
- 6 cups cooked turkey cut into about 1 1/2 inch pieces.
- 6 cups day-old bread cut into 1/2 inch cubes (no crusts)
- 3/4 cup butter
- 3 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
- 1 cup finely chopped onion
- 1/2 cup flour
- 2 cups turkey or chicken broth or part broth and part turkey gravy
- 1/4 cup chopped parsley
- 2 (1 lb) cans whole cranberry sauce
- Saute' the bread cubes in a frying pan with 1/4 cup butter. Season with 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon thyme and 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning.
- Spread on the bottom of a shallow baking dish, 13 1/4 x 8 3/4 x 1 3/4 inches.
- Spread the cooked turkey over the bread cubes.
- Saute' the chopped onion in 1/2 cup butter; add the flour and the turkey or chicken broth or part broth and part gravy, seasoned with 2 teaspoons salt, 1/2 teaspoon thyme, 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning and the chopped parsley. Pour this over the turkey and bread cubes.
- Bake in moderate oven, 350ºF, for 20 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and spread the top with the cranberry sauce. Bake 10 minutes more.
- I substitute leftover bread stuffing for the bread cubes (and bread seasoning).
- This recipe is ideal to make as you are clearing the table from a Thanksgiving meal. Prepare it up to the first baking part. Seal with foil and send it (and the cranberry sauce home) with one of the guests. Don't forget to include the baking instructions!
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