How to Turn Your Leftovers Into an Epic Day-After-Thanksgiving Breakfast (VIDEO)

11/27/2015 at 09:43 AM ET

Thanksgiving Leftovers Eggs Benedict recipe
Courtesy Shay Spence

Forget the turkey dinner — the day-after-Thanksgiving breakfast is the most important meal of the year.

Sure, you could scarf down a slice of cold pie and call it a day (we are in no position to judge), but if you want to treat your leftovers with a little more dignity, we have plenty of options.

This riff on Eggs Benedict just might be the best option, though. With a stuffing patty base, seared turkey, a fried egg (you could go with poached, if you’re a Benedict purist), and gravy as the “hollandaise,” we’re knocking out three major leftover food groups at once.

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Watch the video below to see our method (with full recipe below), then go forth and make it yourself.

Using a wine glass or circle cookie cutter, cut your leftover stuffing into patties. In a cast iron or non-stick skillet over medium-high heat, add 1 tbsp. oil and sear the patties until golden brown, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer to plate and add shredded leftover turkey to the pan until slightly browned and crispy, transfer to plate. Add eggs and fry them to your liking. To assemble, top each patty with turkey, then an egg, then a generous drizzle of warmed up leftover gravy.

Shay Spence, @chezspence

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Wow. This really works.

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