Or, what to do when you friends make enough Thanksgiving goodies to feed twenty but only invited six...and send copious quantities of leftovers home with you? Improvise, of couse!
My turkey will be reborn as enchiladas smothered in green chile sauce tomorrow, so no problem there. But the huge container of now-dry stuffing and a glob of mashed potatoes are another thing. Instead of merely reheating them, making them even drier than before, I decided to put them together in a pancake, bound together with creamy ricotta cheese. Really tasty!
I used approximately -
1 cup leftover mashed potatoes
1 cup leftover stuffing
1/3 cup ricotta cheese
1/4 cup flour
salt and pepper
Since the stuffing was really dry I combined it with about 1/4 cup of leftover gravy to soak and soften up. Then I mixed everything together, formed the batter into patties, lightly coated them with flour, and fried them in a skillet in extra virgin olive oil.
The creaminess of ricotta and potatoes combined with the sausage-spiked stuffing was a very good combo. Thanksgiving almost tasted better the second time around!