Friday, November 25, 2005

What To Do With Leftover Turkey

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 Pie

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
almond slivers

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.
Enjoy! If you try it, let me know how it turns out.


Punctilious said...

Whoa. That is a pretty cool story. Did she tell you what rice broth is or did she make that one up too? I can't try it with out that information.

The Mommy Blawger said...

I have no idea. Presumably, you could use any kind of light broth.

The Mommy Blawger said...

I asked my mom; she think's it's what's left over when you make rice.