Turkey Sandwich Spread Made Using Leftover Turkey
When Time And Leftover Turkey Are In Short Supply, This Is Your Recipe
By Damien Andrews
In many American homes, the holiday season is turkey eating season. Many families prepare turkey feasts on both Thanksgiving and Christmas. And when you prepare a turkey feast, one thing is sure to follow: leftover turkey!
There's an endless list of recipes for leftover turkey. Midnight snack snatchers will usually snag any nice leftover turkey breast meat for sandwiches. When that's gone, more creative uses for leftover turkey are called for – and there is no shortage of really delicious recipes for leftover turkey meat. The problem with almost all of those leftover turkey recipes is that they call for a pretty good sized amount of leftover turkey. (See the attached links for two excellent leftover turkey recipes.)
This is a quick, easy and delicious leftover turkey recipe that can be made with as little as ½ cup of chopped or shredded leftover turkey meat. It's also an easy recipe to modify for more appeal to varying tastes. I think of it as a great single mom or bachelor recipe, but its simplicity and taste will make it one of everyone's favorite holiday recipes.
*What you will need:
½ cup of leftover turkey meat chopped or finely shredded – light dark or both
2 tablespoons of mayonnaise – substitute Miracle Whip if preferred
2 teaspoons of your favorite sweet pickle relish
1 pinch of salt
1 pinch of black pepper
½ teaspoon of yellow mustard
3 drops of Worcestershire sauce
Dash of celery salt
2-4 drops of hot sauce
4 strips of cooked bacon for the sandwiches (2 strips per sandwich)
1 pinch of paprika
Replace yellow mustard with a gourmet mustard such as Dijon
1 tablespoon of finely chopped, purple onion
Put the mayonnaise, mustard and pickle relish into a medium bowl and thoroughly mix together. Now add the other ingredients while stirring to completely blend all the ingredients evenly. Serve on bread or lightly toasted bread. Add lettuce and/or tomatoes, if desired. Goes great with cream of celery soup! Makes two sandwiches.
*Multiply this recipe to accommodate how much leftover turkey you have, or how many sandwiches you want.