Sunday, November 25, 2012

Turkey Chowder

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I live in a household of two people. I have over 5 lbs. of leftover turkey. That's a pretty big ratio of turkey-eating. I needed to do something with all of it.


People have done some really crazy stuff with their leftover turkey. There are some odd recipes out there. I, for one, don't think this is odd. It's practical. And it's really, really good.


Ingredients:
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 
1/2 cup chopped onion

  • 2 cups turkey broth

  • 4 medium red potatoes, cut in 1/2-inch cubes (about 2 cups)
  • 
2 cups milk (I used 1 cup milk and 1 cup heavy cream)

  • 1 package turkey gravy mix
  • 
2 cups cubed cooked turkey
  • 
1 cup whole kernel corn

  • 3/4 cup cheddar cheese
  • Salt/Pepper

Directions:


Chop up the onions.



Melt the butter on medium/high heat. Make sure you use a deep pan. We're going to do everything in this pan.



Add the onions and let cook for 3-5 minutes.



While that's going on, dice up the potatoes.



We're going to add the turkey broth to the onion/butter mixture.



Add the potatoes.



Turn the heat up and bring to a boil. Let simmer until potatoes are tender.



Once that happens, add the milk.



Add the seasoning mix.



Throw the corn and the turkey in there. I love corn. And turkey.



Add salt, pepper and some seasoning. I put in Lawry's seasoning salt, fresh pepper, sea salt and basil. Mix well.



Add all the cheese. Combine.



Serve with corn bread.



It's the perfect, cozy, after-Thanksgiving-but-not-yet-Christmas meal. Curl up and enjoy!


Love and leftovers,

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