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Nov 21, 2008 02:50 AM

best turkey sandwich (or panini or wrap or spring roll) for thanksgiving leftovers...?

please give us your best turkey sandwich combos, including bread, condiments, other ingredients (including cheese, if any), and method of preparation (panini, grilled, toasted bread, open faced...). if you grill, what oil/butter/fat do you use?

and i guess indian and latin flatbreads may also be used, too.

.... now, spring roll wrappers....well, i guess so! why not? does that take us to the realm of turkey and dressing spring rolls? i think i could go there -- with a nice, tart dipping sauce!

please tell us why you like your combination especially.

the only criteria: all "sandwiches" must somehow have turkey as a component.

now.... let's talk turkey (sandwich). ;-)

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  1. I'm a the "thanksgiving sandwich" which is cold turkey, cranberry sauce, and stuffing on sourdough. Las time I had leftover stuffing I even pressed it into a rectangular container for storage so I could cut out blocks for my sandwich!
    Also love the turkey reuben, with 'kraut, "russian dressing" and swiss cheese on grilled rye.

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    1. re: BeeZee

      i too love the traditional. your idea of the stuffing press is great! (lookout, someone else (rr) will now start selling it!) and the turkey reuben i love with cole slaw -- i know, "not a reuben"... but delicious!

    2. how about this, inspired by fellow hounds :

      deep fried spring rolls with julienned turkey, ginger, scallion, cellophane noodles, jicama. served with a cranberry-tarted up "plum" dipping sauce:

      nigella's plum sauce recipe:

      or serve the same ingredients in a fresh rice roll wrapper, with cilantro and mint added in.

      1. For me it's just some cold turkey, between hot toast, lettuce and lots of mayo. Simple, but I love it .

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        1. re: Rick

          I agree wholeheartedly. Lately I've become kind of a purist in terms of my sandwiches, and all I need anymore is some honey whole wheat bread, a thin layer of mayo on both pieces, and the turkey. There's nothing quite so divine.

          I'm not a huge fan of deli meats, so when it's not the holidays, I'll buy a rotisserie chicken and cut it up for sandwich meat to get the same kind of effect.

          1. re: Rick

            I'm drooling already! To me, that is the perfect leftover turkey sandwich.

            1. re: Rick

              iceberg, leaf or butter -- or romaine.

              typing "romaine" made me think of eric clapton, doing a "thanksgiving sandwich" song:


              "If you wanna pig out, go take the turkey out; romaine.
              If you wanna get bread, then you'll be ahead; romaine.
              She don't lie, she don't lie, she don't lie; romaine.

              "If you've got to use, mayo dressing you choose: romaine.
              When your cran is done, but you want to eat on; romaine.
              She don't lie, she don't lie, she don't lie; romaine.

              "So if you want to turk down, white bread all around; romaine.
              if you pile the meat high, you might still "kiss the sky"; romaine.
              i don't lie, i don't lie, i don't lie -- romaine!"

              -- written by J.J. Kale


            2. This is my favorite turkey combo all year round:
              Roasted turkey, avocado, roasted peppers, with mayo and muenster melt. All on some kind of wholegrain bread. For people who have the Price Chopper supermarket chain, their new Dakota bread is a total winner, and great for this, as is their Heartland bread.

              1. roast turkey with a shmear of mashed potatos on a potato roll

                can't get enough carbs. and if you want you can dip it in gravy