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This section contains a selection of traditional recipes for turkey.  All recipes, unless noted otherwise, are genuine Kentucky and Southern recipes over 100 years old. They would have been familiar to the early residents of Old Louisville


Turkey Hash.

One pint of turkey that has been put through the grinder, 1 pint of cold mashed potatoes, 1 teacup of cream, 1 kitchen spoon of butter, pepper and salt to taste. Put in baking dish to cook, sprinkle bread crumbs on top with bits of butter. Cook until a light brown.

Cream Turkey Hash.

Have 2 pints of cooked turkey breast, 1 pint of cold water, 1 cup of cream, 1 tablespoon butter, 1 dessertspoon flour, a dash of onion pepper and salt. Cut turkey in small blocks and put in saucepan with the water, onion juice, pepper and salt. Add a little more water if needed; cook about 20 minutes. Then add butter, cream and the flour made into a smooth paste with water; boil a few minutes. Serve on thin slices of hot toast or in a dish for breakfast or luncheon.

Source: The Kentucky Receipt Book, 1903

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