Thanksgiving Croquette

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Thanksgiving leftovers. It’s a love/hate relationship. But, here’s a ridiculously easy recipe to mix up the standard re-heat routine. All you need is some mashed potatoes, stuffing and turkey (optional bread crumbs). 

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Take the potatoes, stuffing and turkey and smush them together into a ball and then pat down into the shape of a hockey puck. You can, as an option, coat the mixture in breadcrumbs for more of a traditional croquette. 

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Heat a pan with oil to medium and let each side cook for 2-3 minutes until the tops are golden brown. Eat it as is, or, dress it up with a little gravy or cranberry sauce/reduction.

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Sweet Potato Kugel

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This year, Thanksgiving and Hanukkah are on the same day. It’s been dubbed Thanksgivukkah. So, here’s a simple recipe I came up with if you’re celebrating both. We’ve got a Thanksgiving classic, the sweet potato, and a Jewish staple, potato kugel.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 4 medium sweet potatos
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup of vegetable oil
  • 2 Tbs of flour
  • 1/2 Tbs of salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 Tbs cinnamon 

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. In a large bowl, mix the eggs, flour, oil and spices together and set that aside.

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Grate the sweet potatoes and let the shavings sit for a few minutes. Then, soak up the excess liquid from the potatoes by pressing paper towels into the shavings to seep up the water. 

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Add the mixture to the sweet potatoes and mix by hand. Then, put the mixture into a greased 9 inch baking dish or tin. Pop that in the oven for about an hour. 

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Sweet Potato Kugel. Happy Thanksgivukkah! 

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