Topic: Help for Home Cooks/Bartenders
Q: Stock, Soup, Hash: What are your recommendations for using turkey leftovers, other than sandwiches?
Turkey tetrazzini, my kids love it!
Q: What are some creative ways to use Thanksgiving leftovers other than turkey (e.g., stuffing in hash, sweet potato pancakes, green bean casserole frittata)?
I like to use leftover mashed potatoes for gnocci, then cook it in turkey stock and make soup out of it.
Q: Eye of newt and wing of bat ... or??? What are some sweet or savory dishes to scare up for a Halloween party?
I really enjoy doing haunted gingerbread houses when time allows (key here is when time allows)!
Eggnog French toast with cranberry compote, gingerspice pancakes with maple Chantilly cream and candied hazelnuts, and white chocolate peppermint hot chocolate
White chocolate pain perdu with cranberries and orange hard sauce, classic eggs benedict with home made english muffins, wintergreens salad and plenty of mimosas!
Sour cream all the way…
Q: For the Thanksgiving table, give us one spectacular side dish that home cooks can make to impress their guests.
I love to make green bean casserole by hand. I start with fresh haricot verts and blanch them. Then I make a classic white sauce with loads of white wine and garlic, saute a variety of mushrooms, and pan fry onions. Once you go handmade on this old time classic, you'll never go back!