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Not Your Traditional Thanksgiving Menu


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Don’t want to find endless ways to use up turkey leftovers? Don’t want to baby-sit a whole turkey?

Try a crispy-savory schnitzel. I love quick-easy to make schnitzels. I often make them out of the usual chicken and veal. Then, I got crazy one day and made duck schnitzel and it was a hit. See my first cookbook JEWISH COOKING FOR ALL SEASONS (John Wiley and Sons). So, why not turkey? Fast, easy crunchy and no troubling leftovers. I love it!

Turkey Schnitzel

Can’t eat turkey without gravy? Me neither! Don’t let the absence of a whole bird stop you. Whisk this quick pan sauce together and no one will be the wiser.

Quick Pan Sauce

Sautéed Greens

Try this beautiful martini as your own signature cocktail for your holiday gathering. Full of antioxidants-it is practically good for you. L’Chaim!

Pomegranate Martini

This delicious low fat pumpkin sponge cake is loaded with vitamins and fall flavors. Bake it into cupcakes and frost with your favorite frosting or bake the cake into layers and serve as a festive fall cake with poached pears.  My favorite way is to serve it with Pumpkin Bavarian Cream.

Pumpkin Sponge Cake

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About Chef Laura Frankel


I am a chef, restauranteur, cookbook author and mother, you can find out more about me on my blog: ChefLaurasKosher.com




One Response to Not Your Traditional Thanksgiving Menu

  1. avatar says: strandjss

    Great menu idea! Schnitzel would be a great substitute.

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