Monday, November 26, 2012

The Thanksgiving Chimichanga

     I give unto you one of my favorite holiday recipes. The Thanksgiving Chimichanga came about some seven years ago. We had a glut of leftovers and were tired of turkey sandwiches with cold side dishes. As luck would have it, I had the deep fryer out and full after making some Scotch eggs. The aftermath? Pure delicious. Everybody who hears about these first thinks they will be disgusting. Then they taste it and come to their senses. Here you go:

The Thanksgiving Chimichanga

  • Some big flour tortillas
  • All of your Thanksgiving leftovers
  • Turkey gravy
  • Oil for deep fryer
  1. Get a deep fryer running at about 375F
  2. Take a tortilla and lay it flat
  3. Fill it with thin layers of all of your leftovers. Yes all. Even the cranberry sauce.
  4. Roll it up like a burrito. You may have to stick a toothpick through it to keep it from unrolling.
  5. Deep fry that bastard until it's golden brown
  6. Take out of fryer and put on paper towel to absorb excess oil and cool a bit
  7. Pour turkey gravy over top to serve
  8. Thank me later.
I assure you, it tastes way better than it looks.
Good times!


  1. Fried and smothered. How could it be bad?

  2. I love anything that is in a tortilla! I never thought of putting Thanksgiving leftovers in a tortilla! Great idea. Thanks for sharing this at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party.