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How much can you fit into a Christmas leftover sandwich?

There are so many dilemmas when deciding on your St Stephens Day (and the following 2 days) leftover Christmas sandwich. White or Brown bread? White or brown turkey meat? Toasted or not?…..

No matter how you like it, the key is to fit as much as you can into it.

Here is how we like to eat it in Poulet Bonne Femme…

What you need.
• 8 thick slices of bread (our choice is white, either a big batch loaf or a simple sliced pan)
• Softened butter
• Lettuce leaves, strong leaves work well here: iceberg, cos or butter leaves
• 2 vine-ripened tomatoes, thickly sliced
• Leftover roast turkey, thinly sliced
• Leftover honey roast ham, thinly sliced
• Leftover Stuffing
• Leftover cranberry sauce
• Pickled onions from a jar

Mayonnaise

Now its perfectly acceptable just to load on mayonnaise from the fridge here, but if you are feeling energetic a nice herby mayo is pretty tasty. What we do is mix approx. 150g of mayo (home made if you have it) with a half a cup of mixed herbs. Finely chopped flat leaf parsley, tarragon and Basil work really well. Easy on the tarragon and more of the basil.
Mix in 2 tbsp of crème fraiche, the juice of half a lemon and half a garlic clove finely grated. Black pepper and sea salt and you are ready to go.

Method

We prefer to toast or grill the bread, but many don’t so whatever you prefer. Spread mayonnaise on both sides with a lick of Dijon mustard if you like. Load up on the lettuce, followed by the slices of leftover turkey and ham. Tomatoes on top, then leftover stuffing, pickled onions and a couple of spoonful’s of cranberry sauce. If you wanted to add Brussel sprouts you could grate them on top now.

Slice in half and make sure you are wearing comfortable clothes. This could be better than the main meal!

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