THE DAY AFTER THANKSGIVING TURKEY DIPS

THE DAY AFTER THANKSGIVING TURKEY DIPS

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Thanksgiving dinner is one of the most anticipated meals of the year, and one that truly keeps on giving. And by that, I mean giving you leftovers for days. 

But instead of just piling them on a plate to zap in the microwave, how about transforming them into a hot, juicy dip? Think French dip, but with that celebrated holiday bird. 

Tender slices of turkey, melted, gooey, Havarti cheese and a sweet-spicy smear of cranberry-horseradish are loaded on a toasted hoagie and served with a rich gravy to dunk each delicious bit.

If you have leftover dinner rolls, you can use those as a bun. They make for tasty little sliders. 

This makes an awesome panini, too. And if you don’t like the added kick of horseradish, just leave it out. 

It’s a hand-held serving of savory comfort food you’ll be craving long after Thanksgiving has passed. So just throw a turkey breast in your slow cooker, or to roast in the oven, when you don’t have leftovers handy.

THE DAY AFTER THANKSGIVING TURKEY DIPS


INGREDIENTS:

1/4 cup cranberry sauce

1 tablespoon mayonnaise 

1 tablespoon horseradish, more or less to your liking 

2-3 cups leftover turkey meat, shredded or sliced

1 1/2 cup turkey gravy

1/2 cup turkey or chicken stock

2 hoagie rolls, split

2 slices havarti cheese

Parsley flakes, optional garnish


DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a small bowl, whisk together cranberry sauce, mayonnaise and horseradish. Taste and adjust horseradish to your liking. 

In a small pot, heat together turkey and 2/3 cup of the gravy.

Bring turkey or chicken stock to a boil. 

Pour remaining gravy into a serving bowl and stir in enough boiling stock to make it thin enough to use as a sandwich dip. The flavor should be of a rich broth. 

Place split hoagies in oven to warm until lightly toasted, about 10 minutes. Remove from oven and arrange oven rack 5 to 6 inches from the broiler and set oven to Broil. 

Slather the cranberry-horseradish on the the toasted hoagies, layer on turkey meat and top with havarti cheese. Place on baking sheet and broil until cheese is melted and bubbly, 1-2 minutes.

Slice sandwiches diagonally into two halves, sprinkle with parsley flakes and serve hot with gravy dip. 

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