The Perfect Leftover Turkey Sandwich
After spending days preparing your Thanksgiving feast, we can almost guarantee two things. First off, if you cook as much as we do, you're probably exhausted. And secondly, we bet you've got some leftover turkey on your hands. Thankfully, we have some tips from Pat about how to make the PERFECT leftover turkey sandwich!
Below, you'll find a tried-and-true turkey sandwich recipe straight from Pat's kitchen. Topped with delicious fixins, including Martin's Alabama White Sauce, this super simple sandwich is sure to be exactly the meal you need after all of your hard work. With little effort, you now have a great way to work through some of those leftovers taking up valuable fridge space.
HOW IT’S Made:
1. As soon as your Thanksgiving meal is over, slice and chill the leftover turkey (seriously, as soon as you can!).
2. After chilling, wrap the turkey in plastic wrap in 1 lb. sections to prevent dryness.
3. Place each wrapped section on a cookie sheet and heat in the oven following the instructions below. Most people will try to argue with you on this, but there’s no need to remove the plastic wrap - it doesn’t melt until above 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
4. Pile the turkey high on classic white bread with lettuce and even some cheese if you’d like, but absolutely no tomatoes since they aren’t in season in November (even though you’ll see them in grocery stores—just walk on by!) Slather on the Alabama White Sauce and enjoy!
How to Reheat leftover turkey:
Preheat your oven to 250 degrees.
This next step is very important. You are going to reheat this in the plastic wrap. Yes you read that correctly. Do not remove plastic wrap. It will not melt as long as you keep your oven under 300°. Now your mom, your great aunt, or somebody will tell you you’re nuts. You’re not. Trust us! Place in the oven directly on the rack, not on a sheet or tray.
Reheat 1lb bundles of sliced turkey for 30-45 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 140 degrees.
Unwrap and enjoy!