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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Hot Turkey Open Face Sandwich, With Gravy


Then we start on the turkey leftovers, the first thing we usually have is a hot turkey sandwich! This is my wife's idea of a great meal! I prefer cold sandwiches, but a warming meal these winter days is always welcome! I make a jack-leg gravy from the broth of the turkey, and a dry mix of chicken and brown gravy powder...This gravy is good, quick, and in different proportions works on pork as well. My broth was simmered and seasoned for about four hours, with poultry seasoning and a bit of dried savory spices and herbs. The bread was a home made white and rye flour mix, toasted, which held up well to the moistness of the toppings.. I made some crescent rolls- just because they sounded good!
Wife had her work schedule changed again, so she took a turkey and cheese sandwich along with her today for supper.. I'll have a similar bite to eat later today!

39 comments:

highlandsranchfoodie said...

Yum. Croissants always sound good. You're making me crave turkey. I still have one in the freezer from a Thanksgiving sale. Might have to thaw it out and pop it in the oven and immediately have a sandwich with gravy.

Casdok said...

Mmmm turkey and cheese sandwich!

Al Penwasser said...

Mmmmmmmm...ANYthing with cheese.....mmmmmmm

Gloria said...

I love turkey sandwich and cheese! is yummy any time, gloria

Barbara said...

My favorite way with leftover turkey is in a casserole with rice, dressing, turkey and gravy poured over it all and baked. Noodles do in a pinch instead of rice. And I usually dump some buttered bread crumbs and parmesan on top. If you don't have stuffing, make some from packaged. Gotta have stuffing. And then you can use up your leftover cranberry sauce too.

Beth said...

I made the same exact thing yesterday Uncle Buff! and then had open faced samiches today too!!! YUM!

The Blonde Duck said...

That sounds amazing!

buffalodick said...

Highlander- Got a gift certificate from where I worked- sent me a Butterball turkey gift certificate! Waiting for the sale...
Casdok- Happy New Year to you and your son!
Al- Cheese freaks unite!
Gloria- Hot or cold, a good combo!
Barb- I love turkey noodle casserole, and will make it soon!
Beth- Great minds think alike!
BlondeD- Just good, hearty food...

Donna-FFW said...

Turkey soup is my favorite way to use leftovers from the turkey, oh and tettrazini. Open faced sandwiches sound fantastic as well..

buffalodick said...

Donna- It's all good! I swear turkey is better as left overs.. Tettrazini is tempting me...

Martha@Menagerie said...

I agree with you BD - I think turkey is always so much better leftover than fresh out of the oven. Strangely enough I feel the same way about ribs, always better the next day reheated.
Love, The Hippie Chick ;-)

buffalodick said...

Martha- We all have our taste buds, which are different! Cold pizza is a valued breakfast food in America...

Ily said...

Even though your main dishes always sound amazing, I would kill for some homemade bread (fresh from the oven, extra buttery) with wine right now.

buffalodick said...

Ily- Would that I could provide some to you!

G-Man said...

Isn't it GREAT to be our age?
If you choose NOT to have veggies with your meal...Who Cares?
Hahahahahahahaha

Katherine Aucoin said...

Never had a warm turkey sandiwch only a roast beef poboy when I lived in N.O., but this does sound tempting.

I don't know what it is about a turkey sammich, but I prefer it cold with a slice of jellied cranberry...don't snicker...it's just one of my quirks.

buffalodick said...

G-man- There is quality of Life and quantity of Life, you only get to pick one!
Katherine- I prefer cold myself..I love cranberry juice, dried cranberries, but the sauce everyone loves- not me!

pinknest said...

Oooh...gravy....do you ever top your fries with gravy?

Jen said...

I'm saving more turkey leftovers next year.

Marjie said...

I love the concept of hot open faced sandwiches, but I have issues with soggy bread, and you've probably guessed that I'm not a big fan of gravy. Regardless, isn't it great to have a good go-to cold weather meal?

buffalodick said...

Pink- No, I haven't- but it sounds interesting!
Jen- Brining makes turkey or chicken leftovers last longer- try it!
Marjie- That's why I toast it first.. it gives you a window for for a slightly crunchy base, before the gravy makes it mushy!

The Gypsy Chef said...

Love it! Hot Turkey sandwich, I'm sitting in the wilds of Ohio right now and would love to dig into this dish this minute!
Pam

blueviolet said...

That looks and sounds so flavorful and delicious!

Kate said...

You are not helping my plan to be healthy! MMMM looks good.

Kate x

buffalodick said...

Gypsy- Cold days here have influenced our food choices!
BlueV- Just another version of what we call a "Truck Driver's Special"
Kate- Well fed is a part of being healthy!

Christiejolu said...

That looks so good! My stomach is growling!

buffalodick said...

jolu- In the Midwest, this is easy to find!

Jen said...

Turkey leftovers? Who's got 'em? Can I come over for a sandwich?

Kate said...

What's jack-leg?

buffalodick said...

Jen- All gone!
Kate- Old term for "winging it" or using something non traditional to get a similar result..

Paxford said...

Mmm.. now I'm craving turkey for dinner! Oh well - will have to make do with the Roo Fillets instead

Pax
(downunder)

buffalodick said...

Paxford- Kangaroo? That I've never had!

Paxford said...

Buff- Roo meat is incredibly yummy. They are commercially farming them now so it's easy to get in the local supermarket

Jamie said...

Scrumptious! I have always loved open-faced hot turkey sandwiches with gravy! And I never get them! Yum!

buffalodick said...

Pax- My now deceased father in law boxed a kangaroo while drunk in WWII- said he got his butt kicked!
Jamie- French aren't too big on turkey, are they?

Chris said...

Jack-leg, the only other person I have ever heard use that term is my mother.

Great looking plate, BD. The gravy looks good enough to eat by itself. Not that I've ever done that. Ok, not that I've ever done that for more than two or three spoonfuls;)

Chef E said...

Gravy, did I see gravy? Call me the one and only gravy girl! I am with Chris on that! Your gravy always is the bomb... I taught my son how to take the juices left (no meat either) and bag it for the next dish, smothered steak...YUM GRAVY!

Will start a gravy chearleading team for you, what would you like them to wear :)

Chef E said...

Gravy, did I see gravy? Call me the one and only gravy girl! I am with Chris on that! Your gravy always is the bomb... I taught my son how to take the juices left (no meat either) and bag it for the next dish, smothered steak...YUM GRAVY!

Will start a gravy chearleading team for you, what would you like them to wear :)

Chef E said...

Gravy, did I see gravy? Call me the one and only gravy girl! I am with Chris on that! Your gravy always is the bomb... I taught my son how to take the juices left (no meat either) and bag it for the next dish, smothered steak...YUM GRAVY!

Will start a gravy chearleading team for you, what would you like them to wear :)