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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Leftover Turkey Sandwiches au Jus


Turkey Sandwiches au Jus are my favorite way to devour leftover turkey from Thanksgiving. They require almost no prep time, and leave with the most succulent lunch or dinner.

Just take your leftover meat and cover it with leftover drippings. If you don't have leftover drippings, chicken broth will do in a pinch. (If using broth, I like to add 1/2 tsp. of butter for a little extra richness.) Add a bay leaf and several peppercorns. Simmer for about 10 minutes, until the flavor of the seasonings has permeated the liquid, and the turkey is warmed through.


While that's working its magic, prepare the bread. I like this best on a crusty baguette, but dinner rolls will work if you have some you need to use up. Slice open the bread, layer with fontina or provolone cheese, and broil until cheese is melted and bubbly.

When the bread and turkey are ready to rock, assemble the sandwiches (being sure not to include the peppercorns and/or bay leaf, obviously), and ladle the drippings/broth/jus into ramekins or mugs or whatever vessel is handy. Dip, devour, repeat.


Hope your Thanksgiving is full of loved ones and yummy food to eat (and eat and eat and eat)!

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