Things to be thankful for this year: family, friends, Justin Bieber’s tour de force Christmas album Under the Mistletoe, and these printable chef-driven recipes for how to awesome-up your leftovers:
Sweet Potato Gnocchi
From Horacio Rivadero, The Dining Room
Sex up your sweet-spuds by slathering them in a mushroom and lemon sage sauce after packing ‘em with bread crumbs and nutmeg, although it’s unclear why the embarrassment of putting a soccer ball right between their legs is really necessary.
From Thomas Connell, Fontainebleau Miami Beach's Vida Restaurant
Because turkey croquet is highly illegal except for in remote regions of Papua New Guinea, put a fitting Cuban spin on your leftover bird with these croquettes: just roll it up into little cylinders with gravy, Swiss, and onions, then fry them to get things all nice and crunchy.
From Geoffrey Zakarian, Tudor House
The frequent Chopped judge has you liquefying your meal by blending dark meat, stuffing, gravy, mascarpone, and sweet potatoes into a puree that's so smooth, there's a good chance it'll be confused for a young Billy Dee Williams.
Vice’s Sauced Cranberry Cocktail
From Stephen McGuire, Vice Lounge
Put the sauce in your cranberry by muddling all the leftover goodness with cinnamon schnapps, chartreuse, rye whiskey, and molasses, and if you can't make this, you're slow as that.
Published: November 18, 2011 at 4:00am EST
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