A creative recipe to transform your Thanksgiving leftovers into one unbelievable sandwich: a crispy hash patty made with mashed potatoes, stuffing, and corn, topped with turkey, cranberry aioli, and a fried egg.
Well, that’s a wrap. Thanksgiving is over. But before we totally abandon all things autumn and enter the glorious world of Christmas recipes and holiday desserts, let’s just savor one more morsel of Thanksgiving leftovers. Let’s (cranberry) relish in this one last leftover turkey recipe.
People. This sandwich is so freaking good. It’s the epitome of all good things Thanksgiving, stacked neatly between a single bun. Except the sweet potato casserole. I couldn’t figure out how to squeeze that into the mix. But you better believe I has some of it on the side 🙂 Oh how I love sweet potato casserole. Side note: I made a big tray of it for Asheley to bring to work on Thanksgiving to share with her coworkers (yup, she had to work on Thanksgiving) and everyone devoured it. Apparently everyone loves sweet potato casserole. 🙂
But anyway, back to this sandwich. It might have a super lame name — sorry, I couldn’t think of anything better — but you better believe it more than makes up for it in the flavor category.
So what makes a great day after Thanksgiving sandwich?
Well we all know stacking layers of mashed potatoes, stuffing, turkey, and whatever other Thanksgiving leftovers you have lying around between two slices of bread makes for one undeniably delicious meal. But that’s not enough. No, we are in search of even greater leftover sandwich triumph. Who’s with me? (in my head you’re all enthusiastically answering yes, we’re with you!)
Let’s take those mashed potatoes, stuffing, and corn, and then add in some shredded mozzarella cheese. Mix it all up and form them into hamburger-sized patties, and then let it get all close and friendly with a crispy bread crumb coating. A quick visit to a skillet and boom, instant party in your mouth.
But we’re on a roll and noone can stop us. Let’s keep going. Add some turkey on top. A smear of cranberry aioli. Sure, you could add some lettuce. That makes the entire sandwich healthy… at least that’s what I tell myself. But then, sitting there on top of it all, there’s that beautiful crown jewel, a fried egg with it’s golden yolk glistening in the sun.
It’s a whole new level of Thanksgiving leftover sandwich awesomeness.
If you are looking for more recipe ideas, check out this Holiday Family Table with Kraft digital magazine: