Trying to figure out what to do with your leftover turkey, mashed potatoes, squash and cranberry sauce?
Stephen Petrotto might have the answer you're looking for.
Stephen, a student in the culinary skills program at Erie 1 BOCES, is a finalist in the Culinary Institute of America's Top Turkey Scholarship Recipe Competition. Like all the other applicants, he had to concoct a recipe all his own, using Thanksgiving leftovers, and submit it in the form of a video. (Jordan Warner, a senior from Cheektowaga Central, filmed the video for Stephen, who's a senior at Clarence High School.)
The videos from the nine finalists are posted on YouTube. The one with the most "likes" by Dec. 6 will win a $5,000 scholarship to the Culinary Institute of America.
So take a gander and see what you think of Stephen's croquette. (If you like what you see, go to his video on YouTube and give him a thumbs-up.)
(To see the other finalists' videos, go to www.youtube.com/ciaadmissions.)
Enjoy your leftovers!
- Mary Pasciak