Turkey Over Mashed Potatoes

The main course for thanksgiving doesn’t have to be complicated and turkey doesn’t have to be dry. Try this recipe, its 10/10.

**Serves 5-6

Ingredients

Ingredients:

Mashed Potatoes Ingredients:

INSTRUCTIONS:

Preheat the oven to 350F.

Season the turkey with salt and pepper on both sides. 

In a large oven safe roasting pan on medium/high heat, add 1-2 tbsp of vegetable oil. Once the oil is hot add the turkey skin side down. Let sear for about 7 minutes on the skin side or until nice and golden brown. Flip and sear on the other side for about 3 minutes. Remove the turkey from the pan and set aside. 

In the same pan, reduce the heat to medium and add the butter. Once the butter is melted, add the diced onion and season with a little salt and pepper. When the onions begin to caramelize slightly add the celery and carrots. Sauté for a few minutes until they begin to soften then add the garlic, thyme, and rosemary. Sauté for 1 minute or until the garlic is fragrant then add the flour. Cook the flour for 2 minutes then add the chicken stock. Bring to a simmer then season with salt and pepper.

Next add the turkey back to the pan skin side up. Roast in the oven for about 1-2 hours or until the turkey is 165F internally. 

While the turkey cooks, wash, peel, and cut the potatoes into small pieces. Bring a few quarts of water to a boil and season the water with a little salt. Add the garlic cloves directly into the boiling water with the potatoes. Boil the potatoes until tender then drain and add back to the same pot. Mash the potatoes with butter and milk until the potatoes reach your desired consistency. Season with salt, pepper, and a little chopped parsley for color. Keep warm until you are ready to serve. 

Once the turkey is cooked remove from the pan. If the gravy is not thick enough, bring the gravy back to a gentle simmer on the stove. Combine 2 tbsp of cornstarch with 4 tbsp of cold water. Add the cornstarch slurry a little at a time to the simmering gravy and immediately stir until it reaches the desired thickness. (NOTE: you may not use all the cornstarch slurry). 

Chop up the turkey and remove the bones. Add the chopped turkey back to the gravy and give it a final mix. Once the turkey is heated through, you are ready to serve over mashed potatoes.

 

Enjoy! 

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