So, what do you do with your leftover turkey? One suggestion, a recipe of mine on the jump for Smoked Turkey & PurpleHull Peas. I started cooking up my peas with smoked turkey in an effort to recall the glory of ham in the family pea pot. What I discovered was even better. Recipe on the jump.
Do you have a recipe to utilize your Thanksgiving leftovers? Drop me a line at email@example.com and share. Photos especially welcome. I'll share them when I get them.
Smoked Turkey & PurpleHull Peas
2 cups smoked turkey, off the bone
1 quart PurpleHull peas, frozen
1 quart water
1 clove garlic, sliced (optional)
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/2 stick butter
1 Tablespoon salt
1/8 cup sugar
Saute onions and garlic (if using) in butter in bottom of pea pot. When the onions are translucent, add water. Bring water to a boil. Add sugar and salt. Add remaining ingredients and bring back to a boil, then reduce to low heat and let simmer for 90 minutes. Best served with cornbread for sopping.