Back in April 2011, I wrote a post about what makes a sandwich just right; The bread or the filling? In that post, I also talked about some of my favourite sandwiches. A toasted meatloaf sandwich and the “Dagwood Stag & Doe” sandwich.
Recently I saw that Dempsters was asking a similar question to people. They even have a very funny video that compares making a sandwich to a home renovation project! Check it out:
As a guy that has worked in and around the home renovation business for years, I love the way they tied it into a home renovation show and the toolbox of sandwich toppings is awesome! I think that fridge makers should be taking note. Wouldn’t that look great in a sandwich shop?
Given my love of cooking and the fact that I had been on this road before, the #DIYSandwich contest seemed like the perfect opportunity to share another one of my favourite sandwiches (or at least a variation of it)! One of my favourite meals is Thanksgiving or Christmas and a turkey dinner. The sandwiches made of leftovers rock!!
Here is what I started with:
I have used every type of bread to make this sandwich. The key is that it is soft, fresh bread without a heavy crust. You want the crunch to be the pickles in the sandwich and not the crust, in my opinion.
Normally, the turkey would be roast turkey leftovers, but I didn’t have any. Deli turkey does just as well for this sandwich, trust me! Usually I skip margarine and spread mayo on one slice of bread and mustard on the other. It makes it a little healthier (one less fat) and still gets everything put together nicely.
The “leftover” version of this sandwich would also include a small spoonful of stuffing and a drizzle of gravy inside. I’m waiting for Christmas to have another one of those. I decided to change it up this weekend, since the gravy and stuffing were missing and added a few strips of turkey bacon. Surprisingly, the bacon added a nice flavour and some more of that ever important “crunch”. Here’s a peak at the finished product:
The #DIYSandwich contest challenges people to make their best sandwich and share it with Dempsters via their social networks. In return there is the chance to win weekly $500 prizes and a grand prize valued at $4,000. If you want to enter, you have to act quick. The contest ends at 11:59pm ET November 6, 2013. If you decide to enter, good luck!