Who knows how traditions start. Certainly some cooking traditions develop over generations, or, like in the case of my cornbread & sausage stuffing, they take off quickly. In that case, I found the recipe and started a tradition that spread through my family and friends.
However they begin, cooking traditions are fun, and I find it heartwarming to look forward to certain dishes each year.
This all brings me to my friend Carrie and her sister Jennifer, and their special “turkey tacos,” which they make every year with the leftover turkey on Christmas day. Their mom, who I adored, made it before them; and now that she is no longer here, it is a sweet reminder of a woman we all loved.
In addition to being a sweet and fun tradition, this is also a pretty good idea of what to do with your leftover turkey, so I thought I’d share it with all of you. This is a pretty loose recipe, but the video below will you give an idea of ratio … the V8 being their secret sauce. Whether you fry the tortias or just warm them you will find them a real crowd pleaser. Maybe it’s a tradition you’ll adopt for your own family …