Turkey cornmeal pancake wrap


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After all the festivities, hard work and excitement, Christmas is over until next year. But at least you still have piles of delicious leftovers to enjoy! Here is a suggestion to turn the leftover turkey into something wonderful and completely unrecognisable.




For the cornmeal pancake batter

  • 200g of plain flour
  • 100g of polenta, finely ground (cornmeal flour)
  • 2 eggs
  • 50ml of butter, melted
  • 200ml of milk
  • 1 pinch of sugar
  • salt
  • pepper
To make the pancake batter, blend all ingredients for 5 minutes. Then, refrigerate the pancake mixture until needed [Tip: this mixture keeps in the fridge for a couple of days]
In a large pan over medium heat, fry the bacon until crisp. Remove from the pan and set aside
Add a knob of butter to the same pan and gently cook the onion until soft and translucent. Add the leek and continue cooking for a further ten minutes, until it begins to soften. Add the cooked turkey, thyme, bay leaf, apple and cider/wine, cover and simmer until the sauce starts to thicken
Mix in the ricotta, season to taste with salt, freshly ground black pepper, spring onion, bacon and remove from the heat. Leave to cool for a good 30 minutes
Meanwhile, place a shallow frying pan (22cm diameter) over medium heat with a drizzle of oil
Spoon four full tablespoons of the batter into the pan and rotate the pan to distribute evenly. It should coat the pan thinly. Cook the first side until bubbles form on top and the pancake is dry around the edges, about two minutes; then flip and cook the other side until it is light brown, a further two minutes. Stack the pancakes on a clean plate until you finish with all the batter
To assemble the pancakes, place two heaping tablespoons of the filling in the centre of the top of each pancake
Place two tablespoons of the filling in the centre of each pancake
Fold the bottom part of the pancake up and over it
Fold the bottom of the pancake over it
Fold the sides in over the bottom and filling, then fold the pancake over itself to form a parcel
Fold the sides in over the bottom and filling
Repeat until you use up all the pancakes and filling. It should be enough for 6 to 8 pancakes. Serve immediately
Repeat until you use all the filling
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