Thanksgiving Roll Up

You’ve seen this video, right? I mean you don’t live in a cave and if you are reading this blog you clearly have access to social media.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2OTc2GqZRU

Mr. Food It Yourself and I decided we needed to try this. While shopping for all our Thanksgiving necessities I picked up a pack of egg roll wrappers.  Today, while some people clawed their way through mega-stores for 20% off a DVR Mr. Food It Yourself and I binged on Law&Order: Criminal Intent reruns and made these:

Here's what we need for the filling- turkey, stuffing, and mashed potato- equal parts of each ingredient.

Here’s what we need for the filling- turkey, stuffing, and mashed potato- equal parts of each ingredient.

 

Smash that together with a fork so the ingredients are evenly distributed. I bet left over squash would work just as well as potatoes.

Smash that together with a fork so the ingredients are evenly distributed. I bet left over squash would work just as well as potatoes.

 

 

I made a different sauce than the one from the YouTube video. I used our leftover cranberry sauce and a splash of apple cider. We whizzed it around in a blender until it was smooth.

I made a different sauce than the one from the YouTube video. I used our leftover cranberry sauce and a splash of apple cider. We whizzed it around in a blender until it was smooth.

Yes, there is a bit of a trick to rolling the wrappers around the filling, but there is a fast learning curve. The most important thing is not to over-fill the wrapper.  Here is a video of Mr. Food It Yourself rolling one.

 

We fried our egg rolls in a big 'ol cast iron skillet.

We fried our egg rolls in a big ‘ol cast iron skillet.

 

 

Here is the finished product, next to the cranberry dipping sauce. Definitely my favorite use of Thanksgiving left overs to date.

Here is the finished product, next to the cranberry dipping sauce. Definitely my favorite use of Thanksgiving left overs to date.

These were delicious. We are definitely going to have to make these again, especially since we still have half the pack of egg roll wrapper left.  We thought of a bunch of other potential fillers: apple pie filling, meatballs and mozzarella (with marinara dipping sauce), tuna salad, marinated chicken…

I am always thankful for my family. I am especially thankful to have found a husband who loves playing with food as much as I do. I hope you have plenty to be thankful for, too. What is the most amazing thing you’ve ever made out of leftovers? Share in the comments section!

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