Four years ago, Ron and I bought a large turkey at an Oregon Safeway for $4 by doing nothing at all! We were staying at a ranch for American Thanksgiving, and prepared the traditional meal for ourselves and a guest. Not only did she take turkey home, but we dined on it for weeks!
Had I thought ahead, I might have bought two turkeys, sectioning one of them uncooked for labeling, freezing, and future meals. Eating well on a budget takes a bit of planning, but the satisfaction and savings are well worth it.
Parmesan Turkey Schnitzel:
1-¼ lb. thawed, uncooked turkey breast
Salt and pepper, to taste
All-purpose flour, as needed
1 egg beaten with 2 tbsp. water
½ c. fine, dry bread crumbs
¾ c. grated Parmesan cheese
3 tbsp. butter or margarine
3 tbsp. canola oil
Squeeze of fresh lemon juice
Pound turkey slices to ¼-in. thickness. On three separate plates, combine seasonings with flour; combine egg with water; combine bread crumbs with Parmesan. Dredge turkey slices in flour, then egg, then cheesy crumbs. Set aside to dry on rack 30 min. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter together with oil. Add schnitzel slices to hot fat. Sauté 3 min. per side, until golden, crisp, and cooked through. Add a squeeze of lemon over meat, serving at once. Serves 4.
Tomorrow: Turkey Sukiyaki