Fried Stuffing Bites with Cranberry Pesto

Happy (belated) Thanksgiving, everyone!  I hope you all had a most wonderful and satisfying holiday.

As every new year ends, my mother looks forward to one thing:  hosting Thanksgiving.  Of course, hosting means we’re always eating leftovers from dinner for days following…so here’s a new idea to get rid of stuffing…which doesn’t last long as leftovers anyway.  For an extra treat, put some turkey pieces in the middle of the stuffing balls.

Fried Stuffing Bites with Cranberry Sauce Pesto

  • Leftover stuffing
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons milk
  • 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 cup cranberry sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • Oil, for frying

Directions

Preheat oil to 350 degrees F.

Cut leftover stuffing into bite-sized cubes and set aside. In a small bowl whisk eggs and milk. Coat each stuffing bite with this egg wash, then dredge in the bread crumbs until fully coated and set aside. In a food processor blend cranberry sauce, pepper and walnuts and set aside. Once oil is at temperature fry each piece of stuffing until golden brown about 4 minutes. Drain on a paper towel and serve with cranberry pesto.

 

Every Monday is a “Reci-bee” post, where I share my favorite recipes, recipe collections, and cooking and baking hints and tips. 

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2 responses to “Fried Stuffing Bites with Cranberry Pesto

  1. Oh my gosh! These sound sooo good.

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  2. it is! It’s even better if you use a heavier bread for your stuffing…like sourdough or something like that. I’ve even made stuffing during random times of the year so I could make these! They’re also great with turkey meatballs on a kabob stick 🙂

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