Every year, Americans face the same dilemma: What to do with all those Thanksgiving leftovers??? We always enjoy having turkey sandwiches once or twice after Thanksgiving. But after you’ve had them a few times, it’s totally normal to want something different. We’ve been playing around with some ideas and have come up with a new family favorite.
Thanksgiving Leftovers Wontons!!
Wontons are fun for a few reasons. First, they are like edible envelopes with foodie goodness inside. This makes them easy to eat with your hands which is also oddly satisfying. They add a fun crunch to food as well. I was always intimidated by trying to cook with Wontons, but it turns out to be pretty simple. We don’t do a lot of deep-frying here so we don’t own a fryer. I was able to get really good results just using my cast iron pan.
For this Thanksgiving Leftovers Wonton recipe, you’ll need:
1/2 C dried cranberries
1 C cranberry sauce
1/3 slivered almonds
1 pkg (14 oz) of Won ton wrappers
1 qt of oil (for frying)
Put the shredded turkey in a bowl and add the dried cranberries, 1/2 cup (half of the amount)cranberry sauce, and slivered almonds.
Mix until everything is coated with the cranberry sauce evenly.
Lay out the Won ton wrappers and fill with about 1 tbs of the filling. Don’t over fill them or you won’t be able to close them.
You can also get creative – I like a small dollop of cream cheese added to the filling of each one. You can also incorporate other items you have left over: stuffing, cooked onions, or green beans! Play around and see what your family likes. Create a new day after Thanksgiving tradition.