Although it may not be considered typical comfort food, there is something nostalgic about the turkey sandwich, in particular the turkey melt. My grandmother used to make them for me as a child and today I use her technique to create the ultimate turkey melt. Instead of cooking the sandwich like a grilled cheese, the bread is broiled so the outside is still soft, but the inside is toasted crisp. The turkey is wrapped around a pile of grated cheese and cooked until hot in a skillet. The resulting sandwich is pure gastronomic bliss! Get the recipe now.
1 teaspoon olive oil Serves 1.
6 slices of deli turkey
1/2 cup grated cheese (parmesan, cheddar, provolone, gruyere, etc.)
3 tomato slices
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 small sourdough roll, sliced in half
Mustard, for spreading
Basil mayonnaise, for spreading
1 small handful of mixed greens
1 teaspoon olive oil