Recipes to be thankful for: Waffled Leftover Thanksgiving Brunch

In Cooking & Grilling, Lifestyle by Chris

It’s my favorite time of year. Thanksgiving baby! We invite the family over to share stories, give thanks and feast. Wow, do we ever feast. From a beautifully cooked bird to three types of stuffing, our table is a cornucopia of delicious food. My job is to eat, watch football and clean-up. Part of this job is preparing the tupperware to receive its bountiful leftovers. Thanksgiving leftovers are just as iconic as the Turkey itself, but after a couple of meals, it tends to get boring. In steps Food Network to save the day!

I found a pretty creative way to spruce up those leftover dinners. I think you’ll like what I discovered and find it as equally intriguing. They’re called Waffled Leftovers! Exactly as you would expect, this recipe involves creating Waffles from all that delicious leftover Stuffing. Topped with Turkey and Brown Gravy, this is a savory dish that even my kids can excited about! Check it out and let me know your results this holiday.

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[tabgroup][tab title=”Recipe”] 4 1/2 cups crumbled leftover stuffing
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 large eggs, beaten
Vegetable oil, for brushing waffle iron
Sliced leftover turkey, gravy and cranberry sauce, for serving
Special equipment: waffle iron (preferably Belgian style)

Preheat a waffle iron to medium-high. Combine the stuffing, parsley and eggs. Generously brush the top and bottom of the waffle iron with oil. Evenly and firmly pack each section of the waffle iron full with the stuffing mixture. Close and cook until golden and the waffles can easily be lifted out of the waffle iron, 4 to 6 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat the gravy in a small saucepan. Once the waffles are ready, top each with as much turkey as you want and close the waffle iron. Cook until the turkey is warmed through, 2 to 3 minutes.

Transfer the waffles to 4 plates and top each with as much gravy and cranberry sauce as you’d like.