Leftovers? No Worries!
Nov 25, 2013 02:00AM
My favorite New England diner food is the Pilgrim Sandwich, which is basically all your Thanksgiving leftovers piled on white bread, smothered in gravy. Last year I decided to upscale my Pilgrim Sandwich, by using Cuban bread and hot-pressing the sandwich. Then I used the gravy as a dipping sauce and served the cranberry sauce on the side. It was delicious – the fact that I smoked the turkey last year was a plus, and I added some Fontina cheese, which glued it all together. It’s a great way to use leftovers!
Black Friday Pilgrim Sandwich Slice one loaf of Cuban Bread horizontally. Slather the inside of each half with mayonnaise – I used horseradish mayonnaise on mine. Then on the bottom half lay some fontina cheese, then a thin layer of stuffing, then a layer of turkey, then more cheese, then lay the other half of the Cuban bread on top. Spread some butter on the bread and hot press the sandwich on a sandwich press. If your press isn’t big enough, cut the sandwich into several pieces first. Depending on the size of your Cuban bread, you should get 2-3 servings out of each loaf. Serve the sandwich with some hot gravy on the side for dipping, and a bit of cranberry sauce.