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Favorite bread for Thanksgiving leftover sandwiches?

fldhkybnva Nov 25, 2013 08:24 AM

What's your favorite bread for post-Thanksgiving sandwiches? I love a good hearty, sturdy wheat or grain bread, also a slider sandwich on a leftover roll.

  1. ipsedixit Nov 25, 2013 08:27 AM

    Last year someone made me an open-faced turkey sandwich with banana-nut bread. No gravy, but topped with a nice dollop of fresh, homemade cranberry-apple sauce.

    It was the perfect Friday morning brunch. Sweet, savory and perfectly Autumn-like.

    1. Novelli Nov 25, 2013 08:38 AM

      love me some marble rye

      1. Bob Martinez Nov 25, 2013 08:45 AM

        Big Marty's potato rolls. Lightly toasted. Add your choice of butter, mayo, or mustard.


        1. JayL Nov 25, 2013 10:49 AM

          Leftover rolls are good...otherwise just plain white bread.

          1. JAB Nov 25, 2013 10:56 AM

            Seeded rye and nothing else for me.

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              magiesmom Nov 25, 2013 11:11 AM

              Me too

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              tanker64 Nov 25, 2013 12:15 PM

              Sourdough or Marble Rye

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                Bob Martinez Nov 25, 2013 02:13 PM

                Funny. I always think of rye as perfect for pastrami, ham, or corned beef. Turkey? It just seems not to fit. Turkey is a less strongly flavored and the rye (to my taste) would tend to overwhelm it.

                Obviously it's not a right or wrong issue. You like rye? Go ahead and have it.

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                  ferret Nov 25, 2013 03:26 PM

                  Ditto. Rye is for corned beef/pastrami. Challah is perfect for turkey.

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                    Kate is always hungry Nov 25, 2013 06:23 PM

                    Our tastebuds are in agreement; I like rye for corned beef, pastrami, or even kosher rare roast beef. For turkey, I like toasted challah or if not available, toasted white bread.

              2. suzigirl Nov 25, 2013 12:18 PM

                Sara Lee buttercrust. The best for a leftover turkey sandwich.

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                  Tara57 Nov 25, 2013 02:33 PM

                  Leftover rolls, then white toast once the rolls run out. Last year, I had some pretzel rolls that made delicious turkey sandwiches.

                  1. Ttrockwood Nov 25, 2013 02:49 PM

                    My mom makes these chubby pumpkin buns that are close to the texture of potato buns with a heavy sprinkle of salted pumpkin seeds ontop. Delicious alone, better as leftovers sandwich.

                    1. EWSflash Nov 25, 2013 05:54 PM

                      A fairly dense white, no other.

                      1. elegraph Nov 25, 2013 06:33 PM

                        I like Italian. With Hellman's spread thinly coast to coast, crisp iceberg lettuce and some black pepper. Perfecto!

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                          nothingswrong Nov 28, 2013 12:34 PM

                          Yum, me too, but no mayo! I like mine with BBQ sauce the next day.

                          Mom always gave us sliders on King's Hawaiian rolls. Lightly sweet bread + leftover turkey is delicious! And since they're so small, you can eat two. Or, you know, several.

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                          HillJ Nov 25, 2013 06:37 PM

                          Dark Russian rye bread. Sometimes lightly toasted before assembly.

                          1. Cherylptw Nov 25, 2013 08:01 PM

                            I like Oatmeal bread; something about the slightly sweet denseness, which, spread with Miracle Whip and topped with a spoonful of stuffing makes the perfect after T'day sammich. Hey, keep your dislike of my favorite sandwich spread to yourselves....

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                              suzigirl Nov 26, 2013 02:27 PM

                              I would happily eat one of those sammiches with you.

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                                alkapal Nov 27, 2013 03:09 AM

                                me, too

                            2. Cheflambo Nov 25, 2013 09:15 PM

                              The leftover rolls with turkey and mayo were my favorite as a kid. Little sandwiches for little kids. I still enjoy it.

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                                happybaker Nov 25, 2013 09:22 PM

                                My mother's yeast knot rolls (the same ones we had for Thanksgiving dinner) sliced in half, toasted and then made into a turkey sandwich. Heaven!

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                                  Jerseygirl111 Nov 25, 2013 10:03 PM

                                  Hard rolls, poppy seeds, optional.

                                  1. fldhkybnva Nov 26, 2013 01:01 PM

                                    I just picked up stuffing bread (bread seasoned like stuffing with chunks of celery and onion) and am looking forward to trying it out for sandwiches. It's by Great Harvest Bread if any have a store nearby and every want to give it a try.

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                                      suzigirl Nov 26, 2013 02:29 PM

                                      Tell me how it is. I think it sounds great.

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                                        fldhkybnva Nov 26, 2013 02:46 PM

                                        I already tasted in store and it's delicious! As you know I have a low carb saturation level and I never finish big chunks of bread samples but I kept nibbling at this one because it was just so good, like eating stuffing. It's a bit dense, but I've read many of their breads are that way but boy does it taste like stuffing. I'll let you know how sandwiches go. For a girl who never has bread at home, I now have 4 loaves of various breads so there will be many a sammich.

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                                          suzigirl Nov 26, 2013 04:24 PM

                                          I may order it next year. I love leftover sandwiches and the idea of a bread flavored like stuffing has me twitching. It just sounds perfect for a turkey sandwich.

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                                            fldhkybnva Nov 29, 2013 08:21 AM

                                            I toasted up the stuffing bread this morning to sandwich scrambled eggs with leftover turkey. It's pretty good, the flavor wasn't as strong once toasted and remind me of really good wheat bread with a hint of stuffing flavor, but my taste buds are a little off these days. It was good and I'll definitely be eating more before I return to low carb land.

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                                              suzigirl Nov 29, 2013 11:32 AM

                                              It sounds good. I will give it a try.

                                    2. mamachef Nov 26, 2013 02:42 PM

                                      Seeded challah, sourdough, any best-quality dense white loaf. I want a nice neutral background for the Pollock-like sandwiches I create The Day After. (Or the day of.)

                                      1. 3MTA3 Nov 26, 2013 04:40 PM

                                        I am shocked, shocked, that nobody mentioned Wonder... with plenty of mayo

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                                          Jerseygirl111 Nov 26, 2013 10:26 PM

                                          We can't get it here yet. It hasn't come back.

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                                            alkapal Nov 27, 2013 03:08 AM

                                            pepperidge farm country white is a decent substitute.

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                                          HeyImBack Nov 26, 2013 05:38 PM

                                          I love a hot turkey sandwich drenched in gravy w/ a side of (also gravy-drenched) mashed potatoes. TJ's potato bread is ideal b/c it's firm enough to not completely fall apart under all the gravy, yet still soft enough to absorb the gravy. It's just slightly sweet and perfect for my purposes.

                                          1. tim irvine Nov 26, 2013 05:43 PM

                                            I prefer the white side of the spectrum...San Francisco sourdough, King's Hawaiian, Kaiser...with chipotle mayonnaise and turkey. A pint of bitter would be good, too.

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                                              jarona Nov 27, 2013 05:04 AM

                                              Has to be Wonder bread toasted..but since there is no more Wonder Bread..any cheap, spongey white bread will do..but it has to be toasted. lightly.

                                              1. macca Nov 27, 2013 05:21 AM


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                                                  pitterpatter Dec 2, 2013 04:26 AM

                                                  Cranberry walnut bread from Bobolink Dairy.


                                                  1. alkapal Dec 2, 2013 06:42 AM

                                                    my wonderbread did not hold up! i think they've changed the recipe!

                                                    (i will put it to the summer tomato sandwich test, but i am not hopeful!).

                                                    may have to go to a toasted sesame kaiser for the turkey, dressing, cran sauce sandwich.

                                                    1. WhatsEatingYou Dec 2, 2013 11:06 AM

                                                      Had mine on baguette, was delicious!

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