The recipe I’m going to share with our community is one of my families’ favourites.
It is so easy to make, a terrific way to use the leftovers and my kids love it even more than the big Christmas turkey dinner.
It is turkey hash.
The four ingredients are turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and, of course… butter.
The exact quantities are not important, scale it up or down depending on how many you are feeding.
I try to have about equal portions of the three main ingredients, sometimes that does mean making a box of stuffing or a small batch of mashed potatoes, depending on how much is left over from the night before.
Preheat your large frying pan or skillet with a bit of cooking oil.
Chop your turkey up into bite-sized chunks and add them to the pan.
Add your mashed potatoes and stuffing to the pan, break them up and mix everything together.
Mix it well for the first few minutes to ensure it is well combined an heated through.
Then add your butter and let it fry for 5 to 10 minutes until a nice golden crust forms on the bottom.
Flip and repeat until there’s enough tasty golden crunchy bits to go around, salt and pepper to taste.
Serve with your leftover gravy or cranberry sauce.
That’s it! The kids will gobble it up. It doesn’t take too much work to make and there’s aren’t even too many dishes to clean — perfect for Boxing Day!
Port Coquitlam Trustee Michael Thomas is the newly elected board chair for School District 43.