Favorite Thanksgiving Sandwich
Just to marry two currently popular subjects. How do you fix the later that day or the next sandwich?
Since its a crowd usually whole wheat with whole grain mustard and cranberry on one slice topped with turkey then dressing. After that depends on what is available, creamed onions or roasted veggies are great. If it's all mine everything plus toasted bread.
So what is your dagwood sandwich creation?
Between two slices of Russian rye bread layer:
Leftover dark meat turkey
Mashed sweet potato
Foil wrap and still in a 325 oven for 10 mins unless everything is ice cold, might take more time.
After Thanksgiving I'm usually tired and my jaws are fatigued from the gabbing, laughing and eating.
The sandwich is kept simple
Soft white bread, turkey, mayo, black pepper and salt. The salt is a must. Something about the salt just brings out a little extra in the sandwich.
Optional, iceberg lettuce and a little mustard.
I love a hearty wheat bread or the opposite spectrum of a King's Hawaiian sweet roll and I load it up just like a Thanksgiving plate - no mayo, mashed potatoes along the bread, scoop of macaroni and stuffing, turkey and gravy. When I feel crazy I'll add some mustard or even a slice of good cheese.
1. Two slices of soft sandwich bread
2. Put on a nice layer of cranberry sauce (homemade, never canned) as thick as spackle
3. Top with leftover sausage stuffing, allowing the cranberry sauce to be the glue that keeps the stuffing from shooting out of the sandwich
4. On top of stuffing goes a few slices of turkey
5. Top with second slice of bread, additional cranberry sauce spackling is optional.
Sourdough bread, grilled in butter. Then add:
Thick layer of chicken liver pate (I usually make this for an appetizer)
Thinner layer of cranberry-fig-port sauce
Pile of shredded Brussels sprouts
Aged white cheddar
Into the toaster oven or under the broiler to melt the cheese. Served open-faced. The pate should just be starting to melt. God yes.
A good wheat or Italian (seeded) bread, toasted
Best Foods mayonnaise, thin schmear on both slices
Iceberg lettuce leaf
sliced cranberry sauce
roasted turkey slices
accompanied by icy cold diet coke
optional is sliced avocado, but then we tend to go in a different direction and make wraps with cream cheese spread on flour tortillas