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Guest Post – Toasted Turkey Sandwich!

I love that while I am on vacation, I can still share great things with you.  Today I want to introduce you to my friend Dee. If you have not checked out her site Deelicious Sweets, you really need to.  Dee and I have the same sense of humor, so I love to read what she writes.  She also makes amazing food!  Just wait to see what she has made for us today!  I mean really, I want to go to her house for lunch, and have her pack my picnics!  So sit back, enjoy, and meet Dee!

I’ll admit, I am not a fan of turkey.  Don’t get me wrong, I can make a killer turkey at Thanksgiving but I would rather go outside the box and cook up some filet’s or salmon anything that isn’t turkey.  Alas, my family (mom and dad) is so strictly traditional that anything other than turkey just won’t do.  So, when I decided to plan my whole weeks menu around the new issue of Everyday Food and flipped through it only to see that Thursday was this sandwich, I was pretty hesitant if not even a bit disappointed.  But, being the big girl that I am, I put on my big girl pants and trudged ahead and bought the turkey for said sandwich.  I’m an open minded girl, I can sit with the big dogs if need be.  Now, with all that build up, you’re wondering if I liked aren’t you?  No worries, I won’t leave you in suspense much longer.  This recipe also came with a side of cucumber pickles.  I have never pickled anything in my entire life and I was shocked at the ease of this.  I may need to look into a pickling career.  That’s odd, right?  Why would I even say that?  Maybe it’s the screaming, wailing neighbor child.  I’m being distracted.  Oh, the sandwich!  EXCELLENT!  This will be made again my house.  This was the conversation in my house after this meal was consumed: Hubby – “Where did you get that recipe?”  Me – “Everyday Food magazine but I went my own way a little bit with it.”  Hubby (pointing to himself with a big dorky smile – “Well, this guy liked it!” Still makes me LOL a little bit!  Okay, okay, enough chitter chatter, here’s the recipe!

Toasted Turkey Sandwich with Quick Cucumber Pickles

Yields 4 servings but I managed to get 8 out of mine – yeah lunch!

For the Sandwich:
1 large round rye bread (about 8 inches in diameter) sliced in half horizontally, insides scooped out
1/3 cup tapenade (I used Culinaria a brand sold at my local Schnucks – Black Olive)
1/2 pound deli turkey, thinly sliced
1 small zucchini, thinly sliced
1 large tomato, thinly sliced
4 ounces provolone, thinly sliced

For the Cucumbers:
2 medium cucumbers, cut lengthwise into thin wedges
1/4 cup rice vinegar
2 Tbsp. sugar
coarse salt and ground pepper

For the Sandwich:
Preheat oven to 350.  Cover inside of both bread halves with an even layer of tapenade.  Arrange turkey on bottom half of bread.  Top with zucchini, tomato, and cheese.  Sandwich with top half of bread and wrap tightly in foil.  Place on a baking sheet and bake until bread is toasted and cheese is melted, 25 minutes.

A step by step guide to the Toasted Turkey Sandwich!

For the Cucumbers:
Meanwhile, in a large bowl, toss cucumbers with vinegar and sugar; season with salt and pepper.  Let sit at room temperature, 20 minutes.

Unwrap sandwich and cut into 4 wedges (or 8) with a serrated knife.  Serve with pickled cucumbers.

Source: Everyday Food

Wondering what to do with all of that leftover bread you scooped out?  I gave it to my kids to fish with.  You could also make breadcrumbs.

A big hug and thanks goes to Erin for allowing me to be a guest blogger!  XOXO

~ Enjoy!

 

Comments

  1. Apron Appeal says:

    Oh NO! Rye bread? :( I was super stoked about that huge sandwich and then you said Rye bread. My poor palate is not yet that refined. ;) I'm going to stick those sandwich innards on a sourdough…it looks good and I LOVE turkey!

  2. Apron Appeal says:

    Oh NO! Rye bread? :( I was super stoked about that huge sandwich and then you said Rye bread. My poor palate is not yet that refined. ;) I'm going to stick those sandwich innards on a sourdough…it looks good and I LOVE turkey!

  3. That's one srious looking rye. SO fat!

    I remember when I was a little fat boy going to EPCOT in Disney Orlando. I ordered a BBQed turkey leg in the cafeteria… I didn't know that they serve them by thin carving of meat, I asked for the whole leg. It was the best thing I ever eaten that decade. It look like those drumsticks on flinstone's and everyone surely did look at me… but at 3.50 dollar, that was nothing! I am sure it was a serving for one right?? Hahaha.
    I love turkey, rarely cooked them tho..

  4. That's one srious looking rye. SO fat!

    I remember when I was a little fat boy going to EPCOT in Disney Orlando. I ordered a BBQed turkey leg in the cafeteria… I didn't know that they serve them by thin carving of meat, I asked for the whole leg. It was the best thing I ever eaten that decade. It look like those drumsticks on flinstone's and everyone surely did look at me… but at 3.50 dollar, that was nothing! I am sure it was a serving for one right?? Hahaha.
    I love turkey, rarely cooked them tho..

  5. The Slow Roasted Italian says:

    This looks delicious!

  6. The Slow Roasted Italian says:

    This looks delicious!

  7. Dee at Deelicious Sweets says:

    @Apron Appeal – Sourdough bread would be fantastic! My hubby hates sourdough so I used Rye :)

  8. Dee at Deelicious Sweets says:

    @Apron Appeal – Sourdough bread would be fantastic! My hubby hates sourdough so I used Rye :)

  9. Dee at Deelicious Sweets says:

    @PFx – It was a big ole honkin sandwich and I could have totally eaten the whole thing!

    Great drumstick story! Maybe you're the one who started the whole drumstick at a theme park idea. You should have bottled that idea up and sold it to them! Now you know what to change when you go back in time :)

  10. Dee at Deelicious Sweets says:

    @PFx – It was a big ole honkin sandwich and I could have totally eaten the whole thing!

    Great drumstick story! Maybe you're the one who started the whole drumstick at a theme park idea. You should have bottled that idea up and sold it to them! Now you know what to change when you go back in time :)

  11. Dee at Deelicious Sweets says:

    @The Slow Roasted Italian – Thank you! It was :)

  12. Dee at Deelicious Sweets says:

    @The Slow Roasted Italian – Thank you! It was :)

  13. Kim Bee says:

    I`m with Erin, Dee needs to go into the picnic packing business. Or I could just move down the street from her. This was a welcome surprise. I love Erin`s blog and I love Dee`s blog so I get them both in one place today. Very cool! Looks great as always. I love rye but like Dee I am not a huge turkey person. I`d make an exception for this.

  14. Kim Bee says:

    I`m with Erin, Dee needs to go into the picnic packing business. Or I could just move down the street from her. This was a welcome surprise. I love Erin`s blog and I love Dee`s blog so I get them both in one place today. Very cool! Looks great as always. I love rye but like Dee I am not a huge turkey person. I`d make an exception for this.

  15. This looks so great Dee!!! :)

  16. This looks so great Dee!!! :)

  17. The Harried Cook says:

    Looks fabulous! I think the pickles sound especially great! Lovely guest post :)

  18. The Harried Cook says:

    Looks fabulous! I think the pickles sound especially great! Lovely guest post :)

  19. Torviewtoronto says:

    this looks wonderful lovely post

  20. Torviewtoronto says:

    this looks wonderful lovely post

  21. Kim - Liv Life says:

    Great shots and a wonderful meal!! I'm not really a pickle fan, but these even look tempting to me. My husband could eat sandwiches day and night, this will be a hit!

  22. Kim - Liv Life says:

    Great shots and a wonderful meal!! I'm not really a pickle fan, but these even look tempting to me. My husband could eat sandwiches day and night, this will be a hit!

  23. Inside a British Mum's Kitchen says:

    I LOVE rye bread – and this sandwich is a winner – I could eat it for lunch and dinner :)
    Mary

  24. Inside a British Mum's Kitchen says:

    I LOVE rye bread – and this sandwich is a winner – I could eat it for lunch and dinner :)
    Mary

  25. Cassie @ Bake Your Day says:

    I'm not a fan of turkey either but paired with rye bread it might be a winner. This sounds great!

  26. Cassie @ Bake Your Day says:

    I'm not a fan of turkey either but paired with rye bread it might be a winner. This sounds great!

  27. Tina @flourtrader says:

    This looks like something right from a deli. I seldom take the time to make a lavish sandwich with this many ingredients, but this one looks to be worth the time. Great post.

  28. Tina @flourtrader says:

    This looks like something right from a deli. I seldom take the time to make a lavish sandwich with this many ingredients, but this one looks to be worth the time. Great post.

  29. Wow! This looks outrageously good and easy! I've never tried pickling anything either. But this seems so simple! What a perfect summertime supper! Good job Dee! : )

  30. Wow! This looks outrageously good and easy! I've never tried pickling anything either. But this seems so simple! What a perfect summertime supper! Good job Dee! : )

  31. It looks delicious – great post! I love good pickles with a sandwich and these look great! Thanks!

  32. It looks delicious – great post! I love good pickles with a sandwich and these look great! Thanks!

  33. Awesome guest post..Dee you did fantastic job, this looks mouthwatering! Erin I hope that you are having fun on your vacation?!:))

  34. Awesome guest post..Dee you did fantastic job, this looks mouthwatering! Erin I hope that you are having fun on your vacation?!:))

  35. Dee at Deelicious Sweets says:

    Thanks everyone! It was a super easy sandwich to make and I am already looking forward to the next one. Even though it was turkey :)

  36. Dee at Deelicious Sweets says:

    Thanks everyone! It was a super easy sandwich to make and I am already looking forward to the next one. Even though it was turkey :)

  37. Nami @ Just One Cookbook says:

    Wow! I have never seen this huge round rye bread! (I'm pretty sure I'm not paying attention as usual) This is a fun "cake" sandwich! I must try this for playdate – I think it'll be a hit! Thanks Dee for sharing! Erin, you had a great guest here – I love Dee too!

  38. Nami @ Just One Cookbook says:

    Wow! I have never seen this huge round rye bread! (I'm pretty sure I'm not paying attention as usual) This is a fun "cake" sandwich! I must try this for playdate – I think it'll be a hit! Thanks Dee for sharing! Erin, you had a great guest here – I love Dee too!

  39. Kate@Diethood says:

    WOW that is a killer sandwich!! In a good way! :) I looove the way you prepared the cucumbers…yummo!

  40. Kate@Diethood says:

    WOW that is a killer sandwich!! In a good way! :) I looove the way you prepared the cucumbers…yummo!

  41. Dee at Deelicious Sweets says:

    Thanks Nami and Kate!

  42. Dee at Deelicious Sweets says:

    Thanks Nami and Kate!

  43. RavieNomNoms says:

    I like everything about this post! That sammich looks awesome! :-)

  44. RavieNomNoms says:

    I like everything about this post! That sammich looks awesome! :-)

  45. Kimberly says:

    Yes please!! I will take one whole half of that! Looks fantastic, and a great summer sandwich!

  46. Kimberly says:

    Yes please!! I will take one whole half of that! Looks fantastic, and a great summer sandwich!

  47. Great guest post, Dee…what a delicious looking sandwich! I'm glad both you and your hubby were pleased with this one. I need to look through my EDF magazines…they have some fabulous ideas!

  48. Great guest post, Dee…what a delicious looking sandwich! I'm glad both you and your hubby were pleased with this one. I need to look through my EDF magazines…they have some fabulous ideas!

  49. Parsley Sage says:

    Brilliant sammich. Like a mega-ultra-super turkey sammich. Very well done! Buzzed :)

  50. Parsley Sage says:

    Brilliant sammich. Like a mega-ultra-super turkey sammich. Very well done! Buzzed :)

  51. Jessica says:

    This looks awesome! I love big sandwich rings that you get at the grocery store deli…and this is a great way to do the same thing at home! Yum!!

  52. Jessica says:

    This looks awesome! I love big sandwich rings that you get at the grocery store deli…and this is a great way to do the same thing at home! Yum!!

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