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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Turkey Tortilla Pie aka Brunch Pie

Yesterday I was hankering for something "different" for brunch. What to make? So as I browsed through my cupboards wondering what to make, I knew that "experimentation" would be in order.

I grabbed a can of turkey meat (alternately this would be great with Thanksgiving turkey left-overs!), salsa, raided the fridge for sour cream and eggs (if I had cheese in the house, it would had been added with gusto! I don't know about you, but cheese seems to make EVERYTHING good! LOL).

I thought about making some kind of a pie, but I did not want to bother with making a pastry... hmph... what to use? Ahh-ha! Tortilla shells!!!

So, here is what I came up with and it was amazing!!!

I am calling it "Brunch Pie" for lack of a better word. [Update: My really good friend suggested calling it Tortilla Turkey Pie, which is really brilliant; so I've changed it in the title and give mega shout-out thanks to Marina for the suggestion! :)]

You'll need a round pie dish, I used a Pyrex bowl and lightly greased it with butter.

1 can turkey meat, drained (or thanksgiving turkey leftovers, cubed)
2 TBSP sour cream
3 TBSP salsa
1 cup cheese (optional)
6 leaves fresh sage, sliced finely
5 leaves fresh basil, chopped finely
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1 TBSP ground garlic powder
1/4 tsp salt (or to taste)
1/4 tsp pepper (or to taste)
3 large eggs, beaten
1/8 cup milk (or heavy cream)
6 flour tortilla shells

Heat oven to 350* F

1. Lightly grease baking dish with butter, line the pan with tortilla shell, then cut the other tortillas in half (leave one whole) and line with the curved side up, around the dish ensuring a complete tortilla "bowl".

2. Mix well the turkey, sour cream, salsa, cheese, and spices until very well combined.

3. Beat eggs very well with the milk (or cream). Add to the turkey mix and mix very well. Pour into the tortilla bowl.

4. Lightly butter the left over tortilla and lay it over top of the mix. Gently fold down the "rounded edges" of the tortillas around the edged so that they stick well to the tortilla in the center. Slighly butter each fold.

5. Cook in oven for 45 minutes or until the mix has "set" well. Remove from baking dish to a plate (it should slide out very easily). Let sit approx 10 minutes before cutting and serving.

Serves 4-6

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