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Travel the world with tasty turkey sandwiches

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to bring the family together. With mounds of delicious turkey on offer, it is the ultimate eating holiday! But what happens when that 12 pound turkey has gotten the better of you, and you just can’t gobble anymore? Well, it’s time to take your turkey on the road. Try out these gourmet turkey sandwiches from all over the world. They are just perfect for brown bagging for that long RV drive or post Thanksgiving hike.

Straight from the land Down Under this turkey "sanga" (Aussie slang for sandwich) will definitely get the thumbs up!

Aussie Turkey Sandwich

Prep time: 5 minutes
Serves: 1 person

  • 2 slices whole wheat bread, toasted (optional)
  • slices of leftover Thanksgiving turkey
  • 3 slices of tomato
  • 1 slice of cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 4 slices of beetroot
  • 1 fried egg

Spread mayonnaise on both slices of wheat bread (toasting is optional). Arrange the slices of turkey on one side. Pile on the beetroot, tomato, top with the fried egg and finish with a slice of cheese. Place the remaining slice of bread on top and devour with gusto!

Head a little south of the border for a bit of kick with your Thanksgiving turkey.

Turkey Diablo Mexicano Sandwich

Prep time: 15 minutes
Serves: 4 people

  • 4 large Kaiser rolls, split
  • slices of leftover Thanksgiving turkey
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 chipotle chilies in adobo sauce, finely chopped (as an alternative, use sundried tomatoes instead of chilies)
  • 1 bunch grated radishes
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup shredded cabbage

In a small saucepan, dissolve the sugar with the vinegar over low heat. Add the onion slices and simmer for about three minutes. Remove from heat and let the pickled onion cool. In a medium bowl, whisk the cream cheese, the chipotles and adobo sauce and two tablespoons of the onion pickling liquid until smooth. In a preheated skillet, toast the rolls until golden and spread the chipotle cream cheese mixture on both sides. Load the bottom of the rolls up with shredded cabbage and grated radish and pile turkey slices on top, then finish with the pickled onions (drained). Cover with the top of the rolls. Delicioso!

Get into the New England pilgrim spirit and savor this grilled turkey sandwich with fabulous fall foliage in mind.

Vermont Grilled Turkey Sandwich

Prep time: 5 minutes
Serves: 1 person

  • 2 slices of thick sliced raisin bread
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • slices of leftover Thanksgiving turkey
  • Butter for the bread
  • 2 slices of Vermont cheddar cheese
  • 4 thin slices of a Granny Smith apple

Butter the bread on all four sides. In a heated skillet place two slices of the bread in pan and add the sliced apples then turkey and cheese slices to the grilling bread. Add mayonnaise to the top slice of raisin bread and top the sandwich. Flip the sandwich in the skillet to cook the other side and turn until it is done to perfection.

For a high roller turkey sandwich, take it to the French Rivera and enjoy a lunch that would make Grace Kelly swoon.

Turkey Grand Club Monte Carlo

Prep time: 5 minutes
Serves: 1 person

  • 2 slices whole wheat bread, toasted (optional)
  • slices of leftover Thanksgiving turkey
  • 1/4 avocado - peeled, pitted and sliced
  • 2 slices tomato
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup mixed salad greens
  • 3 ounces Colby-Monterey Jack cheese, sliced
  • 2 slices of cooked bacon

Spread mayonnaise on both slices of wheat bread (toasting is optional). Arrange the slices of turkey on one side. Add the avocado slices, cheese, tomato, cooked bacon and finish the mixed salad greens. Top with the other slice of bread and enjoy…darlings!

Take an exotic trip to the orient with this eastern themed turkey sandwich.

Shanghai Turkey Sandwiches

Prep time: 15 minutes
Serves: 4 people

  • 4 crusty bread rolls
  • slices of leftover Thanksgiving turkey
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and sliced
  • Handful of bean sprouts
  • 2 tablespoons of sesame, or other cooking oil
  • Butter for the rolls
  • 1 spring onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot cut into long thin batons
  • 2 tablespoons of Hoisin sauce

Heat up the sesame oil in a small frying pan and heat up the turkey slices. Add the carrot and red pepper and sauté for 2 minutes. Add the Hoisin sauce and toss vigorously. Add the bean sprouts and spring onion and toss for another minute. Remove from heat. Cut the crusty bread rolls and butter, and then fill with the hot turkey mixture. Yum yum!

Take a culinary trip to the city of eternal light and give your taste buds a little post Thanksgiving love.

La Turkey de Francaise

Prep time: 15 minutes
Serves: 4 people

  • 4 small baguettes
  • 1 tablespoon fresh tarragon
  • slices of leftover Thanksgiving turkey
  • ½ pound Brie cheese, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • Dash of fresh lemon juice
  • 8 stalks of fresh asparagus, grilled

Cream the butter and stir in tarragon and lemon juice. Spread the softened tarragon butter on the split baguettes and lightly grill. Remove from the grill. Layer turkey slices onto each grilled baguette. Place 2 asparagus lengthwise along each edge of baguette and top with slices of Brie. Place under broiler and heat until the cheese begins to melt. Et voila! Bon Appetite!

Take a trip to Graceland and enjoy Thanksgiving with the King.

Elvis PB Turkey Sandwich

Prep time: 5 minutes
Serves: 1 person

  • • 2 slices of white bread
  • • slices of leftover Thanksgiving turkey
  • • 1 slice of sharp cheddar
  • • Peanut butter for the bread
  • • 3 tablespoons of fresh chopped cilantro

Spread peanut butter on both slices of white bread (toasting is optional). Arrange the slices of turkey on one side. Add cilantro and slice of sharp cheddar. Top with the other slice of bread. Savor this hunk of burning love of a sandwich!

We hope you enjoy our options for hot chocolate on the go. Do try the recipes out and let us know which one is your favorite!

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