Once everyone has stuffed themselves on turkey, we take the leftover meat and grind it up with cream cheese, a little mayonnaise, flat-leaf parsley, and then roll it all in toasted pecans. My mother made this for years and now I do. This is the most delicious spread for crackers or sandwiches and I look forward to it every year.
Leftover turkey, shredded thin
1 package cream cheese
2-3 tablespoons good-quality mayonnaise
1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves
3/4 cup toasted pecans
In a food processor, pulse turkey, cream cheese, mayonnaise and parsley. Shape into a ball and roll in toasted pecans until it is coated. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Serve with crackers or on bread for sandwiches.