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Author Notes: The amounts in this recipe are completely flexible - use what you have. My husband swears this is the best part of Thanksgiving. If it weren't for parker house rolls, I'm not sure I would disagree with him. It's not fancy, but after all the madness of Thanksgiving, there's something nice about scooping some leftovers out of the Tupperware and into a frying pan and calling it a good morning. —Niknud
teaspoons butter, divided
cup mashed potatoes
cup cubed (or shredded) cooked turkey
cup leftover stuffing/dressing (the cubed, bready kind works best)
cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
salt and pepper
cholula hot sauce
red or green salsa (optional)
- In a small skillet, heat 3 teaspoons butter over medium high heat.
- Combine mashed potatoes, turkey, stuffing and cheese in a small bowl and season with salt and pepper if needed. Smoosh (technical term) it all together and form it into a somewhat flat circular shape.
- When the butter is hot, place the leftover mash in the center of the frying pan and flatten it out so that you have good leftover-to-butter contact. Fry for 3-5 minutes or until the mashed potatoes are nice and crispy. Flip. Don't worry if it doesn't stay in one piece, you can pat it back in place.
- After you flip your mash, hollow out a big enough hole in the center to hold an egg. Drop a dab more butter in the hole then crack the egg into the center. Season the egg with salt and pepper.
- Cook until the egg is done to your liking. I recommend still runny so that you can have delicious yolk to mush about with the rest of the fry, but this is your breakfast so it's dealer's choice.
- Slide the whole lot onto a plate. Top generously with Cholula and chopped chives. If you wanted to throw some salsa on top, it would definitely not suck.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Recipe with Thanksgiving Leftovers