Chow Recipe of the Day
posted by November 23 at 13:48 PMon
Since Jonah did the Morning News for me this morning, I didn’t get a chance to tell y’all my recipe of the day. Haters like Jill Pellettieri (whose Slate piece “The case against Thanksgiving leftover recipes” runs nearly 1,000 words), may disagree, but I’ve always loved all the rich, semi-gross things you can do with Thanksgiving leftovers, most of them involving cream of mushroom soup. Here’s one my mom made every year.
Turkey A La King
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
4 ounces sliced mushrooms
1/4 cup flour
1 1/2 cups half-and-half or milk
1 can (10 3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup
1 jar (2 ounces) pimiento, strips or chopped
2 1/2 cups cooked cubed turkey
dash onion powder
Melt butter; add green pepper and mushrooms. Cover and simmer 5 minutes. Remove vegetables with slotted spoon. Add flour to butter, cooking and stirring until smooth. Add half-and-half and cream of mushroom soup, stirring until smooth and thickened. Serve over rice or toast.