Monday, December 7, 2009
Cooking Oil (vegetable or olive oil is up to you)
Leftover turkey, shredded (a mix, but mostly dark meat for flavor)
3 medium potatoes, diced
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
*salt & pepper (SEE NOTE BELOW)
*cumin (SEE NOTE BELOW)
*poultry seasoning (SEE NOTE BELOW)
sharp cheddar cheese
taco shells (home fried or store bought)
*NOTE: If you're not confident adding these spices to taste, you can just use a store-bought taco seasoning packet instead.
I use my Cuisinart to quickly shred the leftover turkey. Remember that the dark meat is the best for flavor because it has the most fat in it.
Begin by frying the potatoes and onion in oil at medium high heat.
When browned and almost cooked through (about 15 minutes), add seasonings to taste.
*NOTE FROM LARA: I like to add 3/4 cup water and a taco seasoning packet at this point. I found the water made it nice and moist while the potatoes finished cooking.
Add the turkey to the browned potato and onion mixture and fry the turkey (close up photo gives a visual of how browned I like it) until the potatoes are cooked through.
Serve it up and enjoy your leftovers!! (can be served as seen or add lettuce and tomato or salsa).