Thanksgiving Brunch Recomendations
We're doing our annual "Friends Thanksgiving" next weekend with our friends who can't make it home for the holiday, and this year we are mixing it up and doing a brunch.
I've decided on a Turkey Hash with poached eggs. Right now for the hash i'm thinking Turkey, brussel sprouts, onions, and potatoes.
I'm looking for a variation on hollandaise that would be good to serve along side. Thoughts?
Any other fun ideas for a turkey day brunch are also welcome.
turkey hash sounds great, but i'd maybe sub french cut green beans for the sprouts (though i love em) and do a combo of white and sweet potatoes
pumpkin cranberry sage muffins
perhaps a veggie souffle (broccoli or spinach)
pumpkin crepes with a browned butter pumpkin sauce
apple dumplings with vanilla creme anglaise
quite like LaLa's menu above though too...
If you're a bread baker, you could make stuffing bread and have toast.
If not, and you live near a Great Harvest Bread Company, they also make a good stuffing bread. That would go well w/ the hash and you could use it to sop up egg yolk.
Are you sure that your friends like Brussels sprouts? Some people won't them. I, on the other hand, love Brussels sprouts. Sauteed bell peppers may be a better choice.
Friday after Thanksgiving is my day to make turkey stock from the turkey carcass(es). I don't season the stock until I use it. That way I don't need to remember what seasonings I used. I vary the seasonings from one year to the next. The stock is used to make risotto with leftover turkey. I usually get 4 or 5 quarts of stock from the carcasses. There are usually 2 carcasses from the family dinner.
for a unique twist, i watched Bobby Flay whip up an amazing-sounding "sofrito hollandaise" on the Cooking Channel:
you can omit the poblano if you don't want it spicy, and i think the orange & sherry vinegar would complement the ingredients in your hash really nicely.
there's also the option of aioli instead of hollandaise. i'm thinking smoked paprika...
I love your turkey brunch idea. A bit of sage in the hollandaise would turn it into T-day for sure.
Maybe add in a spinach and mushroom strata. Or a sausage stuffing/dressing (if your crowd likes more meat), which is close enough to a breakfast casserole.
I enjoy pumpkin pie enough to even serve it with brunch, but this could be a perfect place for a pumpkin spiced latte. I've seen a lot of recipes that copy the flavor of the Starbucks version.
Would go well with a coffee cake that has apples and/or cranberries.
A mushroomy, oniony bechamel lightened w/ turkey stock would be great. I love the idea of your brunch! You could also consider turkey crepes (crepes made in advance and stacked). One of the best untraditional Thanksgivings in my memory is of packing up roasted turkey sandwiches and rootbeer in the cooler and heading off to the drive-in movie, which by the way was "Texas Chainsaw Massacre", not particularly conducive to appetite, but what a fun way to spend the day with family.