Sunday, January 15, 2017

Creamed Turkey Over Biscuits

I found this recipe when looking for a way to use up leftover Thanksgiving turkey.  It is such delicious comfort food!  It would also be yummy with chicken.  Many thanks to Frugal Foodie Mama for the recipe!

For the buttermilk biscuits
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 8 tablespoons of unsalted butter, chilled & cubed
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk (I did not have any, so added 1 tbsp of vinegar to a measuring cup & filled it with milk to the 3/4 line. Let it sit for 5 minutes & voila!)
For the creamed turkey
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1/2 cup chicken or turkey broth
  • 1 1/2 cups half 'n half
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 cups of cooked turkey, chopped
  • Leftover or fresh made mashed potatoes
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, & salt. Add in the cubed butter and cut into the flour mixture with a pastry blender or two forks until the mixture is crumbly.
Pour in the buttermilk and mix with a wooden spoon until just combined.

Turn the biscuit dough out onto a well floured surface & roll out to about 1/2 inch thick. Using a biscuit cutter or the top of a glass cut out circles of dough. Place at least an inch apart on the prepared baking sheet. I was able to cut out about 10 biscuits from this recipe.

Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown.
Allow to cool to warm.

While the biscuits are cooling, prepare the creamed turkey.
In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Once melted, whisk in the flour and continue to whisk and cook for 1-2 minutes.
Pour in the half 'n half and broth. Season with the salt & pepper. Continue to heat, whisking every minute or so for about 5 minutes.
Dump in the chopped turkey and stir. Heat another 3-4 minutes or until the turkey is heated through and the sauce has thickened.

To serve, cut a biscuit in half and place on a plate. Add a nice heaping scoop of reheated leftover mashed potatoes. Generously ladle the creamed turkey over top of the biscuit and mashed potatoes