Untraditional Thanksgiving recipes spice up tables


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The average cost for a pound of turkey is $1.15. Black Friday begins earlier and earlier each year and is now encroaching on the day of Thanksgiving. In the past seven years Black Friday has caused four deaths and 76 injuries.

Kamaria Walton, Staff Writer

It’s always fantastic to have some recipes on hand. Here are three untraditional Thanksgiving recipes that are sure to spice up the day.

In my family sweet potato pies are the thing we always look forward to around this time of year. For a new twist on sweet potatoes, try sweet potatoes crisps.

  1. Heat your oven to 375 degrees F and arrange a rack in the middle of the oven.
  2. Slice the sweet potato in very thin round and place in a large bowl. Add oil, paprika, and salt, and then toss.
  3. Place the slices in a single layer on two baking sheets.
  4. Bake until the edges curl up which will be about 12 minutes.
  5. Let cool for three minutes.

With turkey being the most important and common element of this meal it can get boring at times. Instead of a whole turkey try an Italian Style Turchetta with Vermouth Gravy.

  1. Cut up a whole turkey into slices and place the pieces in a bowl.
  2. With a rub composed of fennel seeds, salt, rosemary, red pepper flakes and oil thoroughly.
  3. Place in an oven for 40 minutes at 350 degrees and flip then continue at 325 for 30 minutes.
  4. Plate on top of bread or by them and serve.

Going off of the theme of untraditional try a dessert that’s sure to both confuse and delight your family members. An upside-down Banana-coffee tart is an amazing way to finish off your Thanksgiving meal.

  1. Ingredients:½ cup of light brown sugar1 cinnamon stick2 teaspoons of vanilla extract2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  2. 6 ripe bananas
  3. 3 strips of lemon zest
  4. ¼ cup of strong brewed coffee
  5. 8 tablespoons of cold unsalted butter
  6. Make dough and refrigerate for an hour and preheat oven at 425 degrees.
  7. Melt butter in a cast iron, with brown sugar, coffee, lemon zest, and heat for 5 minutes.
  8. Peel banana and slice it. Add to the cast iron mixtures until coated.
  9. Roll out dough and place on top.
  10. Bake for 25 minutes and cool for 15.
  11. Serve with ice cream.