After Thanksgiving most people are left with the dilemma of what to do with all of those leftovers from dinner. By Sunday I would gander that most people are sick of having the leftovers, and that is where reinvention can come in handy. I came across the inventive idea of making turkey hash from chef Alton Brown and decided to give it a try. It tuned out to be easy and delicious. This recipe would really work with any leftover meats, be it steak or chicken. Since we had just a little left over turkey in the fridge, turkey was my meat of choice. Below you will find my easy tutorial on how to make this delicious dish:
First, dice one small onion or in my instance 1/2 a large onion. This particular batch of onions has been giving me fits of tears due to how pungent it is, so I wear my husband's goggles while I am chopping. It is quite the sight, but it works to prevent what I call "onion eye". Next dice about 4-5 red potatoes.
Heat a iron skillet with a two teaspoons of butter and a few teaspoons of olive oil over medium heat. When the pan is hot throw in the onions and potatoes and cook until they start to brown around the edges. I like to season along the way as I am cooking to really infuse the flavor into the veggies as they cook. I add a pinch of salt and pepper at each stage.
While the potatoes and onions are browning in the skillet, dice one red pepper or if you want it to be colorful, (who doesn't love color?) half of a green pepper and half of a red pepper. Dice up your turkey (about 4 oz) into bight size pieces.
Add the turkey and green onions to the potato and onion mixture. Cook for about 15-20 minutes. The potatoes should tender at this point. When it's all done you can use whatever herbs you have in the fridge. For turkey I would suggest a little sage, rosemary and thyme. I didn't have any leftovers of these, so instead I just added some finely chopped parsley for color.
If you are an egg lover like my husband, add an egg as the finishing touch to your succulent hash. As you may or not know I have a phobia of eggs, so I skipped this for myself. Anyhow, I made my husband's eggs sunny side up, but you can do whatever method you prefer. See how easy it is? Not to mention a great way to use up those holiday leftovers.