Sunday, November 21, 2010

Turkey and Cake?

I am all about keeping my food together, but sometimes I organize my food and try and save the best for last.  But with this recipe, everything is lumped together in a nice neat package.


Doesn't that look yummy?  I wonder if it could trick your brain into thinking that it's eating dessert?  Hmmm, I may be on to something, this could be a new diet craze.  Make all your meals LOOK like dessert, but really they're good food instead of sugary goodness.

Here's the recipe in case you want to give it a go.

Ingredients
For the turkey layers:
Unsalted butter, for coating the pans
2 pounds ground turkey breast
1 cup quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated on the small holes of a box grater
1/3 cup ketchup
1/3 cup finely chopped yellow onion
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh Italian parsley
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme leaves
1 teaspoon minced fresh sage leaves
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 medium garlic cloves, minced

For the sweet potato layer:
1 pound sweet potatoes
1/4 cup whole milk
2 tablespoons unsalted butter (1/4 stick)
1 tablespoon packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more as needed
Pinch ground mace or nutmeg
Freshly ground black pepper

To assemble:
About 5 cups or 1 recipe Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes, warm
1/2 cup cranberry sauce, such as our Cranberry and Citrus Sauce, chilled, excess liquid drained
2 1/2 cups Sausage Stuffing, warm
1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
Gravy, for serving (optional)

Check out the Chow site for pictures on how to put this together, as welll as visit their site for all kinds of turkey recipes traditional to trippy!

Stay hungry my friend!