16.Dec.2010 at 16 | Amber
This sandwich is colorful, bountiful, flavorful and not very messy. That last one is a huge bonus for me.
You know on Law and Order when they find a child without a parental unit and in order to assess the quality of parent the missing mother or father is or was, they say something about the toddler like “well, his clothes are worn but he’s clean,” and then all of a sudden said parent is classified as responsible, capable and worthy of finding so they may be reunited with their hygienically sound offspring? Yea well if that parent was me, my kids would totally be taken away. I mean seriously? Who can actually keep a 2 year old clean. No one. That’s who. Not me, not you, only paid actors on the Law and Order. I DIGRESS.
The sandwich itself is a pretty obvious one. Of course you would make this, the parts and pieces were created specifically to be eaten this way. True story. It’s essentially a BLT with smoked turkey. But the part that makes it super good is the cranberry mayo.
I decided to make a cranberry mayo shortly after Thanksgiving and shared my plan with the beautiful, brilliant mind of the lovely Maura Dieringer over at Noshies. She suggested this sandwich to accompany it and any possibility of me slacking and not actually making the mayo went out the window.
I didn’t have a plan for the actual mayonnaise but as I looked up some of the ingredients I planned on using, like horseradish, I found that my method can be considered a Polish cranberry mayo. No idea if that is true. But I’m Polish, so I’m tempted to believe it without question.
Cranberry Jelly or some other form of pureed cranberry
You could probably add toasted chopped pecans and it would be awesome but I didn’t. Mostly because I didn’t feel like toasting pecans. I did this all to taste so sorry I’m not going to be very helpful. Just add stuff until it tastes good and use more Mayo than anything else. Good rule of thumb I say.
Smoked Turkey and Bacon with Cranberry Mayonnaise
Smoked Turkey (deli meat is fine for this)
Schmidt Seeded Italian Bread (because it’s uhmazing)
Place cooked bacon, turkey and cheddar cheese on a baking pan and put in the oven at 400 degrees until cheddar cheese is bubbling.
Toast your bread. Spread cranberry mayo on one side, on the other pile the lettuce and tomato and then the meats and cheese. Sandwich the other slice of bread. Eat.