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[Photographs: Yasmin Fahr]

Depending on the size of the crowd at your place for Thanksgiving, a whole turkey might be too much (or it might not fit in your oven, if you live in some New York City apartments). Or maybe you just have a craving for Thanksgiving flavors in July. Who knows. An excellent option during these times is to make a hassle-free turkey dinner in a single skillet.

For those in a pinch or just looking to celebrate the essence of Thanksgiving with turkey, roasted vegetables and some quick gravy-like sauce, then this should do you just fine, and in a fraction of the time.

You can slice the cutlets if you like to cook them faster or keep them thick, which will most likely retain more moisture. And while I used fig preserves because our Thanksgiving tradition is to make a cranberry-esque sauce with dried figs and port, cranberry or lingonberry will work just as well. Most importantly, have fun and happy Thanksgiving!

Have questions? Check out the Food Lab's Thanksgiving answers.

About the Author: Yasmin Fahr is a food lover, writer, and cook. Follow her @yasminfahr for more updates on her eating adventures and discoveries, which will most likely include tomatoes. And probably feta. Happy eating!

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