Spicy Greek turkey pie(Read article summary)
Thanksgiving leftovers in mashed potato-topped turkey pie.
Three Many Cooks
With all the cooking leading up to Thanksgiving, Iâ€™m always grateful for leftovers. Unlike a lot of cooks, however, I donâ€™t like serving the same lukewarm meal the next day.
I prefer my Thanksgiving leftovers in a new format. After all that rich food Iâ€™m ready for something a little perkier. This year Iâ€™ve developed a mashed potato-topped turkey pie with Greek flavorings â€“ warm cinnamon, feisty oregano â€“ with cranberries standing in for the more usual raisins.
Donâ€™t worry if there arenâ€™t enough leftover mashed potatoes. You can sub a 24-ounce package of refrigerated mashed potatoes, only slightly less than 3 cups called for in the recipe. And if youâ€™re in a festive mood, drag tines of a fork over the mashed potatoes to create a decorative pattern.
Donâ€™t wait until next Thanksgiving to make the dish again. Use cooked poultry for a quick supper any time of year.
Another selling point: you can cook and bake this dish in an ovenproof skillet.
Spicy Greek Turkey Pie
3 tablespoons olive oil
Â 1 large eggplant, cut into a medium dice (scant 4 cups)
Â 1 large onion, cut into medium dice
Â 3 large garlic cloves, minced
Â 2 teaspoons each ground cinnamon and dried oregano
Â Salt and ground black pepper
Â 2 tablespoons flour
Â 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
Â 3/4 cup dried cranberries
Â 4 cups cooked turkey, shredded into bite-size piece
Â 1 egg yolk
Â 3 cups leftover mashed potatoes, lukewarm
Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and heat oven to 400 degrees F.
Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add eggplant; sautÃ© until golden brown, 4 to 5 minutes. Add onions; continue to sautÃ© until soft, about 3 minutes.Â Add garlic, cinnamon, oregano, and a light sprinkling of salt and pepper; sautÃ© until fragrant, about a minute longer. Sprinkle in flour and then stir in broth to make a light sauce. Stir in cranberries and then turkey; continue to cook until heated through.
Beat yolk into warm mashed potatoes.Â Use a spatula to spread mashed potato over turkey mixture. Bake until bubbly, about 20 minutes. Leaving casserole on the same rack turn on broiler and cook until nicely browned, 4 to 5 minutes.
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