|Turkey patties with honey mustard and baked potatoes
This time, we're going to take the turkey and process it in the Bosch using a cheese grater attachment. This shredded the turkey meat up nice and fine to the point where I could add some mayo and spices and form into patties.
|Processing the turkey meat in her new Bosch
As I was forming patties, Wifey was preparing one shallow bowl with four mixed eggs. This would be used to coat our patties before dipping them into our breading. We had a can of bread crumbs in the cabinet and chose them as the outer layer of the patties. Had this not been in our pantry, I was prepared to crush up some Ritz crackers. They are a terrific substitute to deep fry breading. The bread crumbs were placed in a second shallow bowl.
|Flavors: garlic salt, onion powder, bbq spices and mayo
While all of this was going on, Wifey had a dozen or so baked potatoes cooking in the oven. Wrapped in aluminum foil, they were ready to eat right as all the patties were done frying up.
As an added money saver, we buy our cheese in block form. It always costs more to buy your cheese already shredded so if you can do it yourself, you can save some money. What better to shred some cheese with than the new Bosch? BTW, the same applies to meat. If you can get your hands on an inexpensive slicer, like we did thanks to CraigsList, you can save a TON of money slicing your own meat.
|Small block of cheese becomes full bag of shredded goodness
Oh, almost forgot the homemade honey mustard sauce. In a normal bowl, fill about 1/3 full of it with mayo and add a good squirt of mustard. Then give it a heavy dose of honey to taste and mix it up real good. This is our favorite condiment and costs next to nothing to make. Someday even less when we start to harvest from our own beehive.
block of cheddar cheese: $2.50
pinches of spices: $1
Bread crumbs: $2
Donated turkey: $0
Bag of Potatoes: $5
1/2 carton Sour Cream: $2.50
4 eggs: $0.50
$13.50 fed nine people with lots of leftovers
|Homemade honey mustard sauce
This was a terrific way to use up our leftover turkey in a way that wasn't the same-old-dinner meals. It was a nice change from the taco, spaghetti, hamburger helper rotation and allowed us to watch the Bosch magician at work.
It could also be used with ANY meat. Just mix it up with some spices, bread it and fry it up. Salmon patties come to mind...or homemade chicken fried steak!
Give it a try, let me know what you think.
|Golden brown turkey patties...mmmmm