Turkey Eggs Benedict

Well if you are like us, you have ate your big meal for today and now wondering what to do with all the left-overs.  I took my left-overs and created Turkey Eggs Benedict.  This is an easy way to use up left-overs, but also enjoy turkey in a different style.  You will use up some of your mashed sweet potatoes and turkey.  This is great served with left-over cranberry salad.

You will notice in my recipe, the hollandaise sauce calls for egg yolks.  I used the egg whites in the turkey patties.  This will eliminate the waste of any eggs.

 Turkey Eggs Benedict

Turkey Eggs Benedict

Ingredients
Turkey Patty
2 cups cubed turkey meat
3 TBL minced onion/leek
1 egg 
2 egg whites
3 TBL fat (bacon grease, coconut oil or grass-fed butter)
 
Mashed Sweet Potato
1 medium sweet potato cubed
 
Poached Eggs
4 eggs
 
Hollandaise Sauce
2 TBL grass-fed butter
1 tsp mustard
2 egg yolks
1/4 tsp poultry seasoning
1/2 tsp lemon juice
 
Directions:
Turkey Patties
1.  First, place the turkey meat in the food processor and pulse it to a thin shredded mixture.
2.  Next, add in the onion and egg in a food processor.  Pulse the mixture a few times to form a nice mixture.
3.  Form 4 balls and press them down to form patties.
4.  Heat a skillet on medium heat and melt fat.
5.  Place patties into fat and allow them to brown, about 2 minutes a side.
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Mashed Potatoes
1.  Bring a pot of water to boil.
2.  Place cubed sweet potatoes into the boiling water and cook for 10 minutes.  Mixture should be tender to a fork.
3.  Drain water from sweet potatoes.
4.  Using a hand masher, mash the potatoes down.
 
Poached Eggs
1.  Fill a pan with water and bring to a light simmer.
2.  When simmering (not boiling), crack 4 eggs into the water.
3.  Allow them to cook for 4 minutes in the water.
4.  Remove with a slotted spoon.
 
Hollandaise Sauce
1.  Fill a large pan 1/3 full of water and bring to a boil.
2.  Using a smaller size pan, place inside the pan with boiling water.
3.  Into the small pan add in butter, mustard, poultry seasoning and lemon juice.  I am constantly whisking when I do this.
4.  Now add egg yolks into mixture and continue to whisk for about 1 minute.  Long enough to have the egg yolks cook.  If you allow them to over cook, you will not have a runny sauce.
 
This recipe serves 4, one turkey eggs benedict each.
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