Post Christmas Brunch: Turkey, Waffles and Gravy

Post Christmas Brunch: Turkey, Waffles and Gravy

Happy holidays everyone! After lots of eating & belly stuffing, I hope everyone is well fed. You ever wonder what to do with your left over turkey? Well, that depends on if you have any of that good stuff left back. Usually people resort to a fricassee or soup of some kind. You ever just want to have a hearty filling brunch? You see, what I did was strip my turkey to the bone, which was fairly easy to do. You’ll be surprised as to how much meat you can scrape off of a turkey carcass with some gloves on and a fork in your hand. Another thing is I got a waffle maker for Christmas compliments to my family and I haven’t stopped making waffles since. I then decided what better way to spend your Sunday than having a post holiday brunch with those yummy leftovers.

Want to get to it? Let’s go! Turkey gravy and waffle time.

 

  • 2 Turkey thighs (bone out)
  • 1 Waffle (check Waffle Recipe)
  • 150g Sauce/ gravy 
  • Maple Syrup
  • 1 Sprig sage
  • 2 Tbsp. Butter
  • 1 Tbsp. Corn starch
  • 1 ½ Tbsp. Water

 

Okay so first thing is, you have any waffles? If not, please check the Waffle Recipe. It’s the Culinary Institute of Americaès recipe and I love it. Once you have your waffles we can go to the next step.

Do, you have any gravy left back? Please don’t tell me you used it all up. If you have gravy just pour some into a little pot and warm it up. If you did use it all up I can still help you out. We will get back to the gravy. I just needed to see where you stood with that.

Take the turkey leg and separate the thigh from the leg bone, then going to remove the bone and give the meat rough chop, reserve in a container. Take the sage and give it a chop as well, reserve.

We are going to get our saute pan hot for the turkey. 

Add the butter and sage, I like my butter a little nutty so I prefer it brown rather than just melted. Next we will add our turkey, with a touch of salt and pepper, then leave it to heat up on a medium fire. We want it to crispen up a little, then we will give it a stir. Now because we don’t have gravy we will remove the turkey once its hot and leave all that good stuff in the pan. Add some water/ chicken stock if you have any and “deglaze’ the pan. This is what u will use as your gravy. I am pretty sure its not thick enough so get the corn starch and water, make a slurry. Add to sauce, check for seasoning.

Get your plate with your waffles, place your turkey on it, sauce, maple syrup, done! Time to enjoy your lovely brunch. 

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