In 1950, my grandmother won the Dallas Morning News' recipe contest for leftover turkey. A few months back when our family was together, my mom unearthed the newspaper article and my grandmother informed us that she made up the recipe and had never cooked it herself.
That's right. She made up the recipe in her head, submitted it to the newspaper without testing it, and managed to win first prize. My grandmother was always a pretty handy homemaker, and had studied home economics in college, but still. Gee whiz.
Here's her prize-winning recpie:
Turkey PieEnjoy! If you try it, let me know how it turns out.
2 tablespoons fat
1 cup rice broth
1 cup milk
2 cups leftover chopped turkey
1 cup leftover mashed potatos
salt and pepper
1 recipe rich biscuit dough combined with 3/4 teaspoon rubbed sage
Make cream sauce of fat, flour, milk and broth. Add turkey, potatoes and salt & pepper and place in baking dish. Cut small sage biscuits and place on top of turkey mixture. Top biscuits with slivers of almonds. Bake at 385 degrees until biscuits are brown.