Do you have leftover turkey from Thanksgiving? I like leftovers, but NOT for days! Time to make something new. One of my most favorite comfort dishes is Turkey and Dumplings. Is there anything more satisfying and wonderful then a nice bowl of your favorite comfort food on a cold winter night? Mmmmm.... Mmmmm... Guess I will have to share with you this recipe! Can't keep all this wonderfulness to myself!!!
TURKEY & DUMPLINGS
Chop up some Carrots, Celery, & Onions and begin sauté them in a large skillet.
When they start to soften pour in some Chicken Stock.
While the stock and vegetables get to know each other, start your dumpling mix.
**Note: I know there are several different ways to make dumplings, this is my personal favorite. Kinda like biscuits in broth. Yummy!!!
Start with Flour.
Add a little Baking Soda.
A bit of Sugar next.
Scoop in some Shortening.
Cut in the Shortening using a fork or pastry cutter.
Add Milk. Stir gently. You don't want to over mix.
Allow your dumpling batter to sit. Add your Turkey to the stock and veggies. Layer the turkey to cover the entire pan.
Bring to a simmer.
When stock is boiling, drop dumpling batter in by spoonfuls on top of Turkey.
Cover and simmer for 5-6 minutes. Stir together your sauce thickener: a little milk and a little flour.
Pour in-between dumplings.
Continue to simmer 4-5 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into dumpling comes our clean.
A bowl full of Happiness!!!
TURKEY & DUMPLINGS
1 large Onion, diced
2 large Carrots, diced
3-4 stalks of Celery, diced
4 C. Chicken Stock
2 C. Flour
1 Tsp. Salt
1 Tsp. Baking Soda
2 Tbsp Sugar
4 Tbsp Shortening
3/4 C. Milk (1/4 C. more if needed)
2 C. shredded, cooked Turkey
1 Tbsp Flour
1/4 C. Milk
In a large skillet, saute veggies in a little vegetable oil. When they start to soften add chicken stock. Turn heat to med-low and simmer. Mix together flour, salt, baking soda, & sugar in a large bowl. Cut in shortening until incorporated. Slowly pour in milk until entire dough is moistened. Layer turkey in skillet. Bring to simmer and drop dumpling mix in by spoonfuls. Cover and simmer for 5-6 minutes. Whisk together remaining flour and milk. Pour in-between dumplings. Remove lid and simmer for another 4-5 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into dumpling comes out clean. Enjoy!