Slideshow: Ask a Chef: Favorite Way to Eat Thanksgiving Leftovers?

Dry-Aged Steak with My Wife
Dry-Aged Steak with My Wife
"I haven't had Valentine's Day at home in six years. If I were able to be home then I'd be very happy with my wife, a dry-aged steak, and a nice bottle of red wine." —Harold Dieterle (Perilla and Kin Shop in NYC )

[Photograph: Brent Herrig]

Turkey Sandwich on Wonder Bread with Mayo and Pickles
Turkey Sandwich on Wonder Bread with Mayo and Pickles
"It's tradition in my house to have a sandwich Thanksgiving night. I am the lucky one who loves dark meat so there's usually a bunch left over. I could tell you that I make some Napoleon of all the leftovers but the reality is that I make a fat sandwich of Wonder bread, Duke's mayo, and a few sweet pickles! Generally accompanied with a side of cornbread dressing with a big divot-full of my duck fat roux thickened turkey gravy!" —Ford Fry (JCT Kitchen in Atlanta )
Turkey Noodle Soup or Turkey Gumbo
Turkey Noodle Soup or Turkey Gumbo
"I make one traditional turkey at Thanksgiving (and one boudin-stuffed) just so I can have the leftovers to make turkey noodle soup or turkey gumbo the next day. I also reserve some white meat for sandwiches, sliced meat with leftover gravy on white bread with mayonnaise. Messy but great." Donald Link (Cochon and Herbsaint in New Orleans)
Leftovers Sandwich and Turkey Shepherd's Pie
Leftovers Sandwich and Turkey Shepherd's Pie
"Leftover turkey with stuffing, cranberry sauce, gravy and mayo on whole wheat toast. That and turkey shepherd's pie where we make a veloute with leftover gravy and add chunks of leftover turkey, a layer of mashed potatoes, then parmesan and breadcrumbs on top, and bake until bubbly." Ken Oringer (Clio, Uni, Toro, La Verdad and Coppa in Boston; Earth in Kennebunkport)
Sandwich. Mayo. Lettuce.
Sandwich. Mayo. Lettuce.
"Leftover turkey sandwiches on white bread with mayo and butter lettuce." Michael White (Marea, Ai Fiori, Osteria Morini, Nicoletta in NYC)
Hot Brown Sandwich with a Pappy Van Winkle
Hot Brown Sandwich with a Pappy Van Winkle
"A spin on the Hot Brown sandwich. The stuffed legs, shaved breast, and cornbread stuffing on thick grilled onion foccacia then comes the hot giblet gravy. The sandwich goes under a broiler and is served with a Pappy Van Winkle and football." —RJ Cooper (Rogue 24 in Washington D.C. )

[Photograph: Rey Lopez, Under a Bushel Photography]

Turkey Tetrazzini
Turkey Tetrazzini
"Turkey Tetrazzini is an old standby in my house. While the Thanksgiving sandwich can be a delicious answer to the problem of leftover turkey, my family loves Turkey Tetrazzini. You can also make this dish with chicken if that's what you have leftover." Lidia Bastianich
Turkey Banh Mi? Or How About Turkey Mac-n-Cheese
Turkey Banh Mi? Or How About Turkey Mac-n-Cheese
"Use everything, everything, everything. Turkey sandwiches are nice, but what about making it differently, like a turkey banh mi? And don't just think of the turkey—use the sides in salads, interesting soups and I sometimes even fold stuffing into a fresh plate of mac-n-cheese." Marcus Samuelsson (Red Rooster and Ginny's Supper Club in NYC )
Standing-at-the-Fridge Sandwich
Standing-at-the-Fridge Sandwich
"An open turkey sandwich with stuffing, turkey, cranberry sauce and gravy. Preferably eaten while standing in front of the refrigerator scoping out all the other leftovers." —Tom Colicchio (Craft restaurants in NYC and Las Vegas)
Sandwich or Turkey Hash
Sandwich or Turkey Hash
"Who said anything about leftovers? I think I'm traditional in that I enjoy a regular old turkey sandwich the next day. Or I'm up for a turkey hash made with leftover turkey and stuffing. Mix it in a pan, add any toppings that catch your eye and enjoy!" Art Smith (Table Fifty-Two in Chicago; Art and Soul in D.C.; Southern Art in Atlanta)

Bubble and Squeak
Bubble and Squeak
"I often make bubble and squeak, which is basically a potato hash with chunks of turkey and any of the leftover veggies (and even a little stuffing if there is any leftover!)." —Brad Farmerie (Saxon + Parole, PUBLIC, Madam Geneva in NYC; The Thomas in Napa)
Dark Meat on Toasted Rye with Cranberry Salsa
Dark Meat on Toasted Rye with Cranberry Salsa
"Well, if we have turkey (we've recently done vegetarian Thanksgivings), then I love dark meat on a sandwich on toasted rye bread with mayo, the raw cranberry salsa and the leftover spinach salad that has goat cheese, dried cranberries, maple mustard vinaigrette on it. Sometimes I will make a brisket too, in honor of my mom, and then I do the same thing with the brisket.

If it's a vegetarian Thanksgiving, I love when everyone's gone and we are all cleaned up. I get a delicious glass of my nephew's wine—my nephew is Ben Feldman of Angelica Cellars, and I make a big plate of food and sit with my gal and enjoy!" Susan Feniger (Street and Border Grill in Los Angeles)