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Thanksgiving Leftovers | Basics with Babish

Thanksgiving Leftovers | Basics with Babish

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leftover waffles this is little more than a fun way to reheat your

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but when I say fun I mean it really it's as simple as looping up your waffle iron with plenty of nonstick spray and stuffing it with stuffing until golden and crisp for stuff like leftover mashed potatoes you might want to add some binders I find that one egg and about three ounces of grated cheddar cheese is all you need to turn about two cups of leftover mashed potato into a cheesy crispy cheddar potato waffle and that ladies and gentlemen is one of the best sentences I've ever said same procedure spray it up squish it down and waffle excuse me voila something way better than any leftover mashed potatoes you've ever eaten sweet potatoes can get a little loose and goopy so they need a little extra help in addition to the single egg this two cups of sweet potatoes receives two tablespoons of all-purpose flour this is gonna help the waffle bind together and not become a mushy disappointing mass when you retrieve it from your iron...
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make sure you don't overfill your waffle maker squash it down and toast it up look at that it's a sweet potato casserole waffle there are a few ways I could better imagine you could honor your sweet potatoes memory but then the piece de resistance the

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leftover triple waffle tall stack garnished with cranberry sauce and Turkey and drizzled with gravy folks I am no lover of Instagram bait food gimmicks but I felt the need to share this with you because it genuinely rocks if you've got kids imagine their gaze of wonder this Sunday morning when you greet them with this mountain of

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favorites I do not have kids myself but the childlike squeals of my camera crew were evidence enough that this is a good idea next up we move on to lunch where I think the leftover

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a sandwich is ripe for innovation first up we're gonna pull the skin off our leftover turkey breast and set it aside because we have make plans for it then we're gonna slice up the turkey breasts as thin as we possibly can and then we're taking the skin over to the stovetop where we're gonna fry it up in a bit of vegetable oil this can be a bit of a messy sputtering process and it might not cook very evenly but just press it down and give it a flip and maybe weigh it down with a heavy saucepan ensuring that every nook and cranny has become golden brown and crisp and we're setting these guys aside to drain on paper towels while we've prepared the other...
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elements of our sandwich maybe the most important of which is the bread which we are going to toast up in butter only on one side though you will find out why shortly first up we're transporting our bread over to the assembly surface but we're not just plopping it down on the countertop no no where you see this is the leading cause of toast to sweat so we're gonna make sure that we assemble our sandwich on a wire rack then I have an extremely indecent proposal for you I want you to assemble this sandwich with the bread inside out that's right the beautiful golden crispy side of the bread facing inward we'll touch on that later because now it's time to employ one of the most useful tips I've ever picked up making this show the infamous moist maker or central slice of bread soaked in gravy I'm going a ton toasted bread and hot gravy for a superior gravy absorption and while that soaks I'm going to start assembling the sandwich first up a generous layer of our thinly sliced turkey followed by a thin but generous patty of leftover stuffing atop that goes a and smear of cranberry sauce our sufficiently soaked moist maker another layer of Turkey another layer of stuffing another layer of cranberry sauce and then it's time for yet another one of our secret weapons our salty crispy fried turkey skin then I'm just gonna smear a little sweet potato casserole on the top slice of bread top up and marvel at what I have created now I am opposed...
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to sandwiches that you can't fit in your mouth so I'm gonna give this thing a little squish taking care not to destroy our moist maker and then I'm going to skewer it and slice it into Twain and that my friends is how you make a

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sandwich the real innovation here however lies in the inside-out application of the toasted bread it protects the bread from becoming mooshed by condiments protects the roof of your mouth from getting torn up by toast and gives the whole sandwich an unexpected potato chip like crunch I think it's going to revolutionize the world of sandwiches as we know it and I'm very proud to announce here today that I not patented and it is open-source for your use and innovation enjoy next and last we move on to dinner and maybe my favorite application of

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because it can be enjoyed year-round I speak of course about the freezable

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potpie you'll notice that in a large bowl I'm combining some shredded leftover turkey breasts and roast potatoes chopped up into bite-size pieces and some assorted vegetables but you can of course mix and match based on what you have left over from the giving of thanks next up I have about three cups of gravy that I've thinned with probably a half cup of chicken stock into which I'm depositing our leftover solids and mixing to combine and our pot pie filling is finished as easy as that next up I have some store-bought puff pastry that I'm...
going to defrost lightly flour and roll outs just till it's about 1 and 1/2 times its original size and no creases or folds remain then from this sheet of puff pastry we're going to cut rounds we need to cut them about half an inch wider than the diameter of their intended container so find something in your kitchen that fits the bill and get to slice it then once you've got a few puff pastry rounds for pot pies large and small alike it's time to simply assemble and then either bake or freeze that's the beauty of this recipe can be enjoyed either now or later I personally like to use small ramekins like this one or big ramekins like this one fill to about a half an inch shy of full to account for bublik topped with our rounds of puff pastry that we're gonna gently Pat down around the edges to seal and if you don't want to eat them now you can give them the old home freezer preparation treatment wrapping twice in plastic wrap and once in foil for any time you want to experience

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flavors over the next six months meanwhile our big boys are getting the same treatment but with two layers of puff pastry after all there's nothing sadder in the world than a pot pie that's all pot and no pie lastly whenever you're ready to finally eat these guys we're going to brush them down with one beaten egg this will give our puff pastry a nice glossy Sheen and then we're going to sprinkle them liberally with some flaky sea salt cut a...
few vents with a paring knife for good luck and then into a 375-degree fahrenheit oven they go for anywhere from 40 minutes to one hour especially if they're frozen pull them out once they're nicely golden brown bubbling over the edges and there you have it the perfect way to enjoy

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flavors year-round please excuse my excited hands three-two-one but I am excited because let's face it after day 3 or 4 of

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you're starting to get sick of this stuff so it's great to be able to either shoot it up or save it for another day you might notice that I'm taking a long time to eat this bite here and that's because it's extraordinarily hot always exercise caution with pot pies and since this episode comes out on

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Day I hope you guys had a wonderful holiday surrounded by amazing food people you love and of course the people you have to love because it's

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