Mastering the art of the turkey sandwich

(NC)—Making the ultimate turkey sandwich is an art form – fresh sliced bread stacked with thick slices of roasted turkey and seasonal fixings. It’s one of the great pleasures of the holidays….and any time of year. The best part is it’s quick and easy. Here are my tricks for making a good turkey sandwich great!

1. It all starts with the bread. Select bread that won’t fall apart, but is soft and moist to absorb the flavour of the fixings. Rye bread is a good option – it will give the sandwich a great taste and texture, and has good nutritional value too. Try Dempster’s new Fruit & Berry Rye made with cranberries, raisins and currants. This rye bread variety is also low in fat, a source of fibre and eight essential nutrients.

2. To carve even slices from the turkey breast, slice the breast meat thinly from one side of the breast with a carving knife, starting from the neck end, trying to retain some of the skin on each slice.

3. If you’re making the sandwich for later, cover with plastic wrap and chill. Add moist ingredients like cranberry sauce just before eating.

Prep Time: 5 min.
Total Time: 10 min.

4 Slices Dempster’s Fruit & Berry Rye Bread
2 lettuce leaves
4 slices leftover Maple Leaf Prime Turkey
Pinch each coarse salt and fresh cracked pepper
2 tbsp (30 mL) crumbled Blue cheese
2 tbsp (30 mL) cranberry sauce

Divide turkey between two slices of bread and top each with salt, pepper, blue cheese and lettuce. Spread remaining bread slices with cranberry sauce and top to make sandwiches. Serve immediately.


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