Got extra turkey?

Dinner For $12 Or Less

October 22, 2008|By Kate Shatzkin | Kate Shatzkin,kate.shatzkin@baltsun.com

Keep this recipe handy for post-Thanksgiving leftovers - it'll take care of your extra turkey meat and any stray sweet potatoes. It works for brunch or dinner. And, even if it's not Thanksgiving and you're buying a pre-cooked turkey breast on sale, it's economical.

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Sweet potatoes: $1

Butter: 12 cents

Olive oil: 34 cents

Red onion: 50 cents

Red bell pepper: $1.99

Turkey breast: $6.99

Eggs: 67 cents

From the pantry: salt, pepper

TOTAL: $11.61*

Note: Prices are based on the amount of each ingredient used in the recipe.

SWEET POTATO TURKEY HASH

(serves 4)

2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/4 -inch dice

1 tablespoon unsalted butter

2 tablespoons olive oil (divided use)

1 small red onion, chopped

1 red bell pepper, diced

1 pound skinless cooked turkey breast, cut into 1/2 -inch dice

salt and freshly ground black or white pepper

4 large or extra-large eggs

Place the sweet potatoes in a saucepan; add enough water to cover by 1 inch. Bring to a boil and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, until the potatoes are just barely tender. Drain well and set aside.

Heat the butter and 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and bell pepper and cook for about 5 minutes, until lightly brown. Add the drained sweet potatoes. Cook, stirring with a spatula, for about 8 minutes, until the sweet potatoes are browned and crispy. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and the cooked turkey; season with salt and pepper, and cook for about 2 minutes, to heat the turkey.

Make 4 depressions (3 inches in diameter each) into the hash and break 1 egg into each. Reduce the heat to low, cover and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, until the eggs are firm and cooked to the desired degree of doneness. Sprinkle with additional salt and pepper, if desired. Cut the hash into 4 portions and serve immediately.

Adapted from "Not Your Mother's Weeknight Cooking," by Beth Hensperger

Per serving: : 374 calories, 36 grams protein, 15 grams fat, 5 grams saturated fat, 22 grams carbohydrate, 4 grams fiber, 293 milligrams cholesterol, 151 milligrams sodium

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