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The Suburbanite
  • We Hear You: Turn leftover turkey into cheeseburgers

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  • Emil of Dearborn writes that cheeseburgers are his favorite use of leftover turkey. Dark meat is best for juiciness:
    EMIL’S TURKEY BURGER
    1⁄2 pound ground, cooked turkey, dark meat
    1 egg
    1⁄2 cup bread crumbs, fresh
    1⁄4 cup mayonnaise
    1 teaspoon chili pepper
    2 tablespoons onion, minced
    2 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced
    2 slices American cheese
    2 Kaiser rolls
    Chip turkey in a food processor. Add egg, bread crumbs, mayonnaise, parsley and onion. Mix thoroughly. Cover and chill for two hours.
    Form into two patties. Slowly fry on both sides in olive oil, adding cheese when turning. Patties are done when browned. Be careful to avoid over browning. Serve on toasted rolls with lettuce and condiments.
    Eric of Canton advises: “Substitute chopped dressing for potatoes and chopped, cooked turkey meat for red meat in your hash recipe. Serve with surplus gravy.”
    Vanessa of New Philadelphia wonders how long cooked turkey lasts in the refrigerator.
    Cooked turkey refrigerated in an air-tight container should last three to four days, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The same goes for turkey broth or gravy and cooked dishes. Frozen, cooked turkey lasts up to four months and up to six months in cooked dishes.