Transforming Leftovers: Braised Turkey Thighs

by Sara on October 19, 2010

turkey, brie, and cranberry sandwich

As I mentioned yesterday, the first leftover transformation probably isn’t the most exciting, because many of us are used to making sandwiches from Thanksgiving leftovers. Then again, I look forward to sandwiches made from Thanksgiving leftovers all year, so perhaps you do, too.

This sandwich isn’t exactly like holiday leftovers, but it bridges the gap between ordinary sandwich and holiday sandwich. The best part is that neither meal takes much effort. The longest task of making the sandwiches involves bringing the cheese to room temperature.

sandwich and napkin

I didn’t have any available at the time, but I think some thinly sliced tart apples (such as Granny Smith) added to this sandwich would add some nice crispness, both in taste and texture.

turkey, brie, and cranberry sandwich

Meal #2 from Braised Turkey Thighs (serves 4)

Leftover braised turkey thighs and apples
Wheat sandwich buns
Dijon mustard
Brie (room temperature)
Dried cranberries

Slightly warm through the turkey and apples in the microwave, about a minute each. The apples will now be more of an applesauce-texture.

Spread a thin layer of Dijon mustard on the base of the bun. Top with brie, turkey, a drizzle of applesauce, and some dried cranberries.

Freeze leftover applesauce for a future meal.

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Lisa Reid October 3, 2013 at 4:54 pm

Hi Sara – How are you these days? I hope all is well with you, and i hope you will post some more recipes! This latest sandwich recipe is great, and i am just itching to try it! Next time before i go shopping, i will have to include the ingredients for this recipe in my list! I am crazy about Brie Cheese!! I have been busy, with having written my first exam for the season, and would like to think it went pretty well, now i am on a study break, while just waiting for the results to come in the mail. it is now Thursday, October the 3rd, 2013. i have moved, and am settled, but i still am having problems with getting my emails up and going. This will just take some time. take care, sincerely, Lisa Reid.

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