Wondering what to do with the leftover turkey? Don’t fret. Here is a recipe that will utilize the leftovers, and make a pie out of it. It can make for a very scrumptious dinner.
- Four cups cooked turkey
- One double crust pie (about 10 inches in size)
- ½ cup of all-purpose flour
- Six tablespoons butter, divided
- Three medium-sized carrots, sliced into ¼-inch rounds
- Two stalks of celery, sliced ¼-inch in size
- Two cups of chicken broth
- Two tablespoons of dry sherry
- Two tablespoons beaten egg
- Three tablespoons fresh parsley, minced
- 2-3 pinches of grated nutmeg
- Lemon juice
- 1½ cups milk
- One medium-sized onion, chopped
- ¾ cups peas
- White pepper
- Pastry brushes
- Baking pans
- Rolling pin
- Wire whisks
- Baking pans
- Take a large saucepan and melt some butter in it. Set the gas flame on medium. Whisk the all-purpose flour inside the saucepan. Cook for about one minute. Keep stirring the contents of the pan. After a minute, remove the saucepan from the heat, and add chicken broth to it. Whisk the mixture till it becomes smooth. Now whisk the milk in the saucepan.
- Replace the saucepan back on the gas, set the flame on medium. Let the contents of the pan simmer for a while. Keep whisking. Remove the saucepan from the heat. Make sure there are no lumps in the mixture. Now, replace the saucepan back on the medium heat and let it simmer for another minute. Keep whisking all this while.
- Now, add the turkey meat and some sherry to the saucepan. Cook the contents of the saucepan for another minute. Now remove the saucepan from the heat, and mix lemon juice, salt, pepper, and nutmeg into it, and set it aside.
- Preheat the oven at a temperature of about 400 degrees F. Apply butter on a baking pan. Heat the remaining butter in a skillet at medium heat. Wait till the foam subsides. Now add onions, carrots, and celery to the butter, and cook for another 5 minutes. Add peas and parsley to it, and keep stirring the mixture.
- Pour the turkey meat mixture into the vegetable and butter mix. Roll the pie dough in the shape of the pan, and put the turkey mixture over it. Press the edges against the pan. Brush the top of the pie crust with beaten egg. Bake this for about 25 minutes in the oven. Make sure that when you take it out, the pot pie’s cover should have turned brown.
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