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What do you do with leftover turkey?

I have a million recipes for leftover turkey, like biscuit crust pot pie and turkey soup and tetrazini, but today, while at the grocery store, I saw egg roll wrappers and I decided that this needed to happen. By this, of course, I mean I needed to make turkey dinner egg rolls. This may be one of the best ideas I have ever had. (and this time, I have some pictures)

I got really excited when DH came home with purple sweet potatoes. Yes, that is right, PURPLE sweet potatoes. Most people know I am about obsessed with purple potatoes, but I have never had purple sweet potatoes. I think I am in love. Seriously. I took one of those, some celery and carrot and brussel sprouts and chopped them up all fine, shredded some turkey added a couple of cranberries and rolled them up in the wrappers. After a couple of minutes in hot oil, I had amazing goodness.

Here’s the recipe:
1/2 onion, chopped fine
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 stalks celery (no greens) chopped fine
1 large shredded carrot
1 med-large sweet potato shredded
1 small white potato shredded
10 med brussel sprouts chopped fine.
1 cup turkey chopped fine
handful cranberries
salt, pepper, about 1 t each
package egg roll wrappers
oil for frying

Mix everything in a large bowl and let it sit for about 5 minutes. Take out the wrappers and follow the directions on how to roll them. I used about 1/4 cup in each wrapper, folded the sides, and then rolled it up, using water to seal the last side. Set them sealed side down on a plate until you are ready to fry.

put about 1-1.5 inches of oil in a pan and heat the oil to about 350 or so. If you drop water in the pan and the oil goes crazy, you are probably good to go. Set the egg rolls in sealed side down, let them brown and then turn them. It takes about 3-5 minutes for them to be done. Set them on a paper towel to drain the oil. If you are doing a lot, or just want them good and hot when you eat them, put them in the oven at 350 on a piece of parchment paper until you are ready to serve them.

Use leftover gravy or cranberry sauce (or both) to dip the egg rolls and enjoy them