Turkey Breast Sliders on Pan-Fried Polenta

Hey guys! This has been a busy week. Fun but busy! Tuesday night Crystal came up for a little visit – yay! – and we raided Trader Joe’s together. I had gone there the night before and purchased pretty much everything that Meg had served on Saturday night: pre-cooked rice, spicy guacamole, spicy hummus, corn chips. She also served salad, fish and wine, but I already had that. 🙂 I also got some mahi mahi that I served Tuesday night when Crystal came up – recipe later. I need to make it again so I can photograph it for you. 

Anyway! On Tuesday, I got to hang with Crystal and then last night I had dinner with some friends at a new-to-me (and relatively new to Winston-Salem) restaurant, Five Points. It was pretty good! I had their warm goat cheese salad with dates (which had too few dates and way too many dried cranberries) and the prime burger, medium rare, hold the bun please. 

When I was at Trader Joe’s the first time this week, I also bought some turkey breast, which I haven’t had in over a year. Since I don’t really like gluten-free sandwich bread, I was trying to think of another way to enjoy it. Enter polenta.

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I just sliced the polenta thinly, pan-fried it in a little olive oil until lightly brown, slightly crispy and extra delicious. Served with a side of broccoli. 

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For lunch the next day, I did the same thing but stuck some spinach in there. This is a new favorite. 

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Turkey Breast Sliders on Pan-fried Polenta

1. Buy pre-cooked turkey breast. I like the herby stuff.

2. Buy pre-cooked polenta. Slice said polenta – about 1/4″ thick or a tad thinner.

3. Heat a pan over medium-high heat and drizzle a little olive oil in there. Cook the polenta on each side for 3-4 minutes, until brown. Turn carefully so it doesn’t break!

4. Slide some turkey in between two slices. Slide a little spinach in there too if you want. Enjoy slider. 🙂

Pssst – I’m thinking of getting this hair color at my appointment this weekend. I can’t tell if I love the color or really just love the length and curls. Well I know I love the color, but I wonder if I’d like it as much on my straight hair. Or maybe I’d just have to curl it more often. 🙂 Thoughts? 

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K, gotta run – have a great day! xo

10 comments // by Teri [a foodie stays fit]

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1 Suzanne January 31, 2013 at

I actually really love that hair color (and the style too!). I think it would look great on you!


2 Teri [a foodie stays fit] January 31, 2013 at

thanks Suzanne!


3 Bri ttany Landers January 31, 2013 at

Yum! I love that lunch meat, because it’s hormone-free and not horrible for you like non-organic kinds. Also, that hair cut/color/style is gorgeous! Love it, do it.

-Brittany of @suburbchicblog


4 Teri [a foodie stays fit] January 31, 2013 at

I don’t know much about different lunch meats other than nitrates are bad so I’m glad to know this was a good choice 🙂 Thanks!


5 Lauren January 31, 2013 at

These look fantastic!! I’m all about a good slider and I love the idea of using polenta.
PS- That hair is amazing! God what I wouldn’t do for that length and body!


6 christina January 31, 2013 at

Ohhh I’m obsessed with that turkey! So good. PRetty hair!


7 olviya@servingsisters.com February 1, 2013 at

I have had a roll of TJ’s polenta sitting in my pantry for weeks, and now I finally know what to do with it!

I love the hair! I think the color would look great on you.


8 Karen February 3, 2013 at

Love that hair color! Can’t wait to see what you went with…


9 Afithealthyandhappylife.com February 8, 2013 at

I make this with different toppings and is delicious. Had it today with tomato bruschetta. Yum!


10 andrea February 13, 2013 at

I like your hair color. Did you end up telling your stylist to use the colors in this picture?


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