SAUTEED STUFFING ‘N' TURKEY PATTIES ANOTHER WAY
Hot leftover turkey gravy as desired (optional)
Sprigs of parsley as desired for garnish
Form 8 equal-size patties from leftover baked stuffing/dressing. Place a slice of turkey, if desired, to fit onto each of 4 patties; top each slice of turkey with a slice of cooked sweet potato/yam or 1 tablespoon mashed sweet potato/yam, and then a second stuffing/dressing patty. Seal the edges of the stuffing patties with the fingers, keeping the turkey and sweet potato/yam inside the patties.
In a medium heavy skillet, melt butter or margarine or heat oil over moderate heat. (Or, liberally coat the skillet with non-caloric vegetable cooking spray.) Add stuffed patties to hot skillet and sauté for about 4 to 5 minutes; turn (over) patties and continue sautéing until patties are golden brown and heated through. Season with salt and pepper to taste as desired.
To serve, arrange a hot stuffed turkey patty on each plate. May spoon hot gravy over each serving, if desired. Garnish each serving with a sprig of parsley and serve immediately.
Variation: Spoon ½ teaspoon of Cranberry Pear Chutney (available from previous TV show, November 11, 2012) onto the sweet potato/yam of each patty.