You can’t start an article about a Thanksgiving sandwich with a non-cheesy lead.
A Thanksgiving leftovers sandwich should be messy, while still contained. It should be piled high, while still manageable. Not open faced and not eaten with a fork and knife. It is to be enjoyed with two hands and a glass of cold sparkling cider, the day after Thanksgiving. No exceptions.
The image of a perfect sandwich may vary from person to person. Some use certain ingredients such as mashed potatoes, while others stick to the basics.
Start with two slices of toasted bread, spread generously with cranberry sauce. Atop of the cranberries, add a layer of turkey. Add a healthy dose of stuffing and some cheese. Warm it up in the oven. Enjoy with cold sparkling cider. Simple, easy, classic, delicious. That is the perfect Thanksgiving leftovers sandwich.
Normal people, such as myself, construct the sandwich atop of two symmetrical slices of bread. Typically sourdough, rye, or white. Irrational lunatics prefer dinner rolls as the sandwich foundation. This is not okay. When using rolls, the structural integrity of the sandwich is compromised. The classical aspect of the sandwich is gone. If you have to eat it with a fork, it is no longer a real sandwich. It is a wild, uncontrollable mess.
- Cranberry Sauce
- Sweet Potatoes
- Green Beans
- Mashed Potatoes
- Cranberry sauce and gravy on the same sandwich
- Cold turkey with warm cranberry sauce
- Swiss cheese. Period.
- Using rolls in place of bread