leftover thanksgiving brunch waffles with fried egg & gravy

leftover thanksgiving brunch waffles with fried egg & gravy


How do you feel about ’em?

Are you a leftover enthusiast like Mr.B? Eating a cold dish continuously for three days with Tabasco on top like it’s your job? Or, does hearing the word leftovers make your tastebuds die of despair? I tend to fall with dieting of despair. Unless it’s cold pizza the next day. I could eat the s%$t out of some cold pizzzzza.

leftover thanksgiving brunch waffles with fried egg & gravy

I know there is a point to leftovers. Hello, there are starving kids in China and Africa. But I think more than anything, I hate the lack of ceremony with leftovers. I know, mega strange. I really enjoy making dinner every night (okay, almost every night….sometimes a girl needs her Chipotle to survive!) for Mr.B. I love how the house perfumes of spices and seriously, you can’t beat the sight of freshly melted cheese.

So, with Thanksgiving in t-minus five minutes, I know leftovers are going to be in full force. To be fair, I don’t mind getting down on the after turkey, turkey sandwich line. Wait. Does that count as leftovers? I say, yes!

leftover thanksgiving brunch waffles with fried egg & gravy

Anyways, to help the Leftover-lovers and Non-leftover lovers find a neutral ground, I created these leftover waffles. Inside the waffles, turkey, carrots, celery, onions, but you can use whatever you have on hand! Might I suggest adding green bean casserole to the batter? HEY! It could work. Maybe.

But for reals, these waffles are off the golden charts and are perfect for dinner or brunch. Add a fried egg on top, drizzle it with gravy, and you’ll be eating the s%&t out of almost-leftovers from now on.

leftover thanksgiving brunch waffles with fried egg & gravy

Leftover Thanksgiving Brunch Waffles with Fried Egg & Gravy


for the waffles:
1 cup Bob's Red Mill's Waffle Mix
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 eggs
3/4 cup whole milk
1 cup leftover turkey, diced
1/4 cup carrots, diced
1/4 cup celery, diced
1/4 cup onion, diced
Leftover stuffing, garnish
Parsley, garnish

for the fried egg:
4 large eggs
1 tablespoon olive oil

for the gravy:
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup whole milk
salt and pepper to taste


for the waffles:
In a large bowl, combine first eight ingredients. Preheat a waffle maker. Ladle about 1/4 cup of the batter into the waffle maker and cook until the golden brown. Repeat process until all the batter has been used.

to serve: take a waffle and place it on a plate. top with stuffing, fried egg, and pour gravy over top. garnish with parsley. serve immediately.

for the fried egg:
Preheat a skillet to medium heat. Add the olive oil and then crack four eggs into the skillet. Cook for a couple of minutes, carefully flip and then cook until the desired consistency.

for the gravy:
In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add flour and continue to whisk until the flour has cooked out and a roux forms; about a minute. Gradually pour in the milk and continue to whisk until thickened. Add a little s&p.

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