If a cold turkey sandwich seems boring, try this.
Sometimes turkey sandwiches seem dry. This has two things going for it: a topping of cheese sauce and dip spread across the bread as you would mayonnaise. We used Grilled French Onion Dip and really liked it. For more flavor, try a bean dip, a cheese dip, or a ranch dip with more intensity.
This sandwich is great on your favorite bread. Our favorite was San Francisco Sourdough made in our bread machine.
For the cheese sauce:
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon white pepper
1 cup milk
1 cup shredded mild or medium cheddar cheese
For the sandwich:
4 slices of bread
about 1/4 cup chip dip or spread
sliced cooked turkey, enough for 4 sandwiches
- Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat. Stir in the flour, salt, and white pepper until a smooth paste forms.
- Drizzle in the milk, stirring with a whisk as you do so. Cook until it is bubbly and thickened.
- Add the cheese and cook over low heat until it is melted and smooth.
- Place the oven rack to the second highest setting. Set the oven to broil.
- Toast the bread and spread one side with a sandwich spread or chip dip such as onion dip. If you prefer, you can mix in a little horseradish. Arrange the toast in a shallow baking dish with the spread side up. Top with turkey and then cheese sauce.
- Place the baking dish under the broiler and cook until the sandwiches begin to brown. Serve hot.