Thanksgiving Leftover Egg Rolls

I know we are nowhere near Thanksgiving, but we like to have a nice Thanksgiving meal a couple times throughout the year to test new recipes. This time around we had a bunch of leftovers and thought some Thanksgiving leftover egg rolls sounded delicious! Spoiler Alert! These egg rolls were freaking fantastic! Plus, you get to dip them in gravy!  Easily the best leftover dish that we have ever made. Trust me, we have made a ton.

Thanksgiving Leftover Egg Rolls

Thanksgiving Leftover Egg Rolls

This all starts with some leftovers.  You can use whatever you have lying around.  We used Turkey, Stuffing and Mashed Potatoes.  However, I think a little green bean casserole, corn and cranberry sauce would be welcome additions.  If you do not have leftovers, feel free to use fresh or even pick up a nice turkey dinner meal somewhere.

Assemble the egg rolls

The base of the egg roll is a egg roll wrapper.  You can find these in the refrigerated section of most supermarkets.  They sometimes have them in the produce section too.

Egg Roll Wrappers

Layout one of the egg roll wrappers on to your work surface.

Lay out the wrapper and add some turkey

Add a few pieces of your roasted turkey.

Add the mashed potatoes

Add a dollop of mashed potatoes.

Add the stuffing

Add a dollop of stuffing.

Curl the edges and roll

Then curl up the sides and then roll like you would a burrito.

Sealed and ready to fry

Brush the edge with water to seal the end.

All of the egg rolls ready to fry

Repeat for the remaining egg roll wrappers.

Frying the egg rolls

In a large fry pan heat the oil to 350 degrees.  I used an infrared thermometer to measure the temperature.  The thermometer in the picture is the Thermoworks IRK-2 and it is awesome!  It shoots out a nice red pattern to show where the temperature reading is coming from.  It also has a connector on the side for a probe thermometer.  I totally recommend it.

Heat the oil to 350

Once your oil hits 350 degrees add a few egg rolls at a time.  You don’t want to overcrowd the pan.

Add to the pan

Rotate every minute or so until the egg rolls are golden brown all the way around.

Rotate every minute or so

Remove and let drain on a paper towel.

The perfect egg roll

Serve with gravy

In a separate sauce pan reheat your leftover gravy.

Serve with gravy

Serve the egg rolls with a cup of gravy for ultimate enjoyment.

Thanksgiving Leftover Egg Rolls
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Recipe type: Leftover
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 12
 
The ultimate Thanksgiving leftover recipe!
Ingredients
  • 12 egg roll wrappers
  • 1 cup leftover turkey
  • 1 cup leftover stuffing
  • 1 cup leftover mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup leftover gravy
Instructions
  1. Thanksgiving Leftover Egg Rolls
  2. This all starts with some leftovers. You can use whatever you have lying around. We used Turkey, Stuffing and Mashed Potatoes. However, I think a little green bean casserole, corn and cranberry sauce would be welcome additions. If you do not have leftovers, feel free to use fresh or even pick up a nice turkey dinner meal somewhere.
  3. The base of the egg roll is a egg roll wrapper. You can find these in the refrigerated section of most supermarkets. They sometimes have them in the produce section too.
  4. Layout one of the egg roll wrappers on to your work surface.
  5. Add a few pieces of your roasted turkey.
  6. Add a dollop of mashed potatoes.
  7. Add a dollop of stuffing.
  8. Then curl up the sides and then roll like you would a burrito.
  9. Brush the edge with water to seal the end.
  10. In a large fry pan heat the oil to 350 degrees. I used an infrared thermometer to measure the temperature. The thermometer in the picture is the Thermoworks IRK-2 and it is awesome! It shoots out a nice red pattern to show where the temperature reading is coming from. It also has a connector on the side for a probe thermometer. I totally recommend it.
  11. Once your oil hits 350 degrees add a few egg rolls at a time. You don't want to overcrowd the pan.
  12. Rotate every minute or so until the egg rolls are golden brown all the way around.
  13. Remove and let drain on a paper towel.
  14. In a separate sauce pan reheat your leftover gravy.
  15. Serve the egg rolls with a cup of gravy for ultimate enjoyment.
 

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