Wines for Thanksgiving leftovers
Casual, versatile wines to accompany the glorious range of Thanksgiving leftovers
Wine and dine: To pair wines with Thanksgiving leftovers, from the sandwiches to the hashes, choose wines equally as casual and multi-purpose. (Bill Hogan/Chicago Tribune)
Makes: 4 pancakes
Note: Recipe from Paul Hobbs Winery, Sonoma, Calif.
Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 small shallot, peeled, diced
4 sage leaves, chopped
1/2 cup chardonnay or other dry white wine
1/2 cup whipping cream
1 1/2 cups leftover mashed sweet potato
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon butter
Leftover turkey breast, heated
1. Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat; add shallot and sage. Cook until fragrant. Add wine; cook until reduced by half. Add cream; lower heat to a simmer. Cook 3-4 minutes; set aside.
2. Mix mashed sweet potato, egg, salt and pepper to taste until creamy. Melt butter in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; form 4 pancakes directly in the skillet, in batches if necessary. Cook, turning once, 3 minutes per side. Put pancake on a plate; top with heated sliced turkey and sage cream.
Bill St. John has been writing and teaching about wine for more than 30 years. If your wine store does not carry these wines, ask for one similar in style and price.
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