Anyone can make a turkey sandwich and, truth be told, anyone could make The Best Turkey Sandwich Ever. Really, the only thing standing in anyone's way is that they probably don't yet know how. This is where this guide comes in. I will try to provide thorough instructions for making The Best Turkey Sandwich Ever.

I discovered The Best Turkey Sandwich Ever by accident one night while living in New York City. For you see, I was unemployed at the time and didn't have too much money to throw around on food. As fate would have it, on that night, much like on a myriad of countless other nights that had preceded it (and subsequently on many nights thereafter), I happened to be very hungry. In a sad, strung-out, state of desperation, I languidly scavenged my apartment for something to hold me over until breakfast. I found some deli meat, cheese and half a loaf of unwanted challah bread that my sister gave to me last time I bothered to go uptown to visit her. Confronted with such limited supplies, the solution seemed rather obvious; cobble these culinary elements together and make a sandwich. Although, looking back upon it, I can only attribute this particular chance arrangement of sandwich materials to the benevolent hand of some archaic pantheon of gods; perhaps viking. I like vikings.

Anyhow, I crafted the sandwich to my preference and took a bite. By some happy accident of the cosmos, I, in my pathetic desperation not to scrounge together some pocket change and walk a block and a half for a slice of sicilian pizza, had chanced upon The Best Turkey Sandwich Ever.

I've kept this to myself for too long. For the greater good of humanity, I am going to share my process with you today. If you follow these directions carefully, you too can live the rich prosperous life that can only come with The Best Turkey Sandwich Ever.

Step 1: Go get stuff

This is the most important part. Follow these directions very carefully.

1. You will need challah bread. Make sure the challah bread is kosher. The sandwich is by no means kosher, but it is very important that the challah bread should be. You should never trust challah bread that is not certified kosher.

2. You can not have The Best Turkey Sandwich Ever without turkey. Do not buy pre-packaged turkey. Go to the deli counter at your local supermarket and demand they slice 1/2 a pound of fresh turkey for you. The type of Turkey you get is very important. Make sure the turkey is all lean meat and not fat and bloated on filler garbage (I'm looking at you Sarah Lee!). Ask the helpful deli customer service representative for the most plain, natural, turkey that is all meat and without any filler. They should be able to recommend something for you. If they seem hopelessly confused by your question, ask for Boar's Head turkey. You can't go too wrong with that.

3. If you happen to live in a region of the country where they will freshly slice American Cheese from a large block (preferably Land-O-Lakes), ask them to cut you a quarter pound of freshly sliced white American Cheese. If, like me, you happen to live on the wrong coast, where people clearly have no standards, even for artificial processed food-stuff like American Cheese, then go the counter anyway and request a quarter pound of their pre-sliced white American Cheese swill. Even the pre-sliced American Cheese swill behind the counter is leagues beyond the pre-packaged garbage you will find in the dairy section.

4. Original Hellmann's Mayonnaise (alternately Best Foods). End of story.

(5. Lettuce optional. Due to poverty, the original sandwich did not have lettuce. However, some insider circles claim that adding lettuce is a neutral endeavor, which doesn't so much enhance the enjoyment of the sandwich, but not detract from its beauty. Which, really, is the best you can hope for in making modifications to The Best Turkey Sandwich Ever.)
<p>no mayonnaise, substitute with cranberry sauce.</p>
The &quot;best&quot; homemade Turkey sandwich uses thigh meat. It's served on lightly toasted Oatnut bread, spread with mayo with S&amp;P... and a whole, juicy pickled jalapeno to accompany it. ;-P~
It needs a &quot;moist-maker&quot;. Then it would be the BEST.
Thank You. entertaining and Ohhh soo good.
I love it, it's simple and I'll have to try it out sometime, being a poor-man's-sandwich lover.
Sorry dude, but this is not the best Turkey sandwich ever. The best one ever is one with sliced AND pulled turkey, some pulled chicken, 2 scoops of mashed potatoes, a biscuit, and to top it all off, some lays chips! :D And it was all on those sandwich thins . It was AMAZING! But this is a close second.
Yes, but this is a &quot;poor&quot; plate, even if it is good.
This can't be the best turkey sandwich ever, because I ate the best turkey sandwich ever about 15 years ago.
What was so 'best' about it?
I don't know. The person that made it for me said it was the best sandwich ever. Maybe they meant that that the sandwich was the best, but I am a turkey. Hard to tell as it was so long ago..................................I just called him and he said I am a turkey, and the sandwich was chicken.<br> <br> I went into a small country pie shop a few years ago, and they had a sign up out the front saying that they sold the best pies in Australia. When I asked if they still had any of the second or third best pies for sale (as they had apparently sold all the best ones)&nbsp; they thought I was a turkey also.<br> <br>
But there is no bacon. or maybe instead of bacon add some baconaise or bacon salt to it.
Bacon is the past.
Bacon is the god of breakfast foods.
Bacon is the god of FOODS period.
&nbsp;Nothing in this world - <strong>nothing</strong> - cannot fail to be improved upon by the application of bacon. ;o)
&nbsp;that's true... or I can't think&nbsp;of&nbsp;anything anyway.
The bacon gods will smite you and all of your loved ones.
Bacon is amazing. I have some in my fridge, i am saving for a special occasion, i had it in my freezer.
&nbsp;think geek shopper, i presume?<br />
&nbsp;Think Geek, and sometimes they have it on Woot.
woot is awesome.
In the UK Challa bread is near&nbsp;impossible to get outside of the Jewish areas of large cities. A decent crusty farmhouse loaf works fab.<br /> <br /> As for putting any veg in it - I wouldn't. It changes the flavour. What makes this sarnie what it is is the play off between the taste of the turkey and the taske of the cheese. Whilst we're on the flavour issue, if you can get hold of brown turkey meat (from the leg etc), this has oodles more taste. Likewise turkey from a free range bird.<br /> <br /> In the UK, I would recommend a good sharp cheddar cheese. If you can, go to your local deli/ cheese shop and ask for a cheddar that bites back. Unpasteurised is the best!!!
Challah makes a big difference.&nbsp; yum!<br />
I just made this. My mom went to the store just for the bread. BEST SANDWICH EVER.
wheres the other half?
Randy, you need to eat more food with actual color!<br/>This sandwich could be fixed through the addition of <em>gasp</em> vegetables like lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, and the like, or with a colorful and tasty spread.<br/>
See Step 1! (Optional #5) I can't help it if this is the way the vikings wanted it! This afternoon is blueberry crumb cake and tonight is baked ziti with spinach. That is a little more colorful. I'm probably more likely to die of a heart attack than scurvy.
Add some really rich balsamic vinegar. That is even good on vanilla ice cream.
This was great! but if you like raw spinach I highly recommend adding it to your sandwich delicacy.
XD, i read the label for the bread and saw Allah before i realized it was Challah...lol
lol allah bread
Sand brother, is that YOU!?!?
no really, sand brother, is it you?
umm no
oh and nice ible, sounds tasty
Making me hungry... Why should one never trust challah bread that is not certified kosher? I don't know what this stuff is?! L
lol all i know is thats its like bread
<em>like</em> bread?<br/><br/>L<br/>
well i have never heard of it but its in the wheats family(im pretty sure)
You should call this the Whitest Turkey Sandwich Ever. No lettuce? No tomato? No pesto? No avocado? Bring in some color!
it's possible to eat turkey without gravy?
mmmmmmm turkey . . . . although being from Minnesota I loves mah cheeze, I typically use equal parts cheese to meat, and use the sharpest cheddar available, usually I like to go for a nice aged 7 year block of cheddar, I find that cheddar aged past 7 years doesn't have much of a taste difference, to me at least.
Challa is a fabulous underappreciated bread. And real deli sliced meat... mmm. But if you're going to use mayonnaise, take at trip to your local Asian grocery and get some <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.amazon.com/Japanese-Kewpie-Mayonnaise-17-64-oz/dp/B0000WKU8K">Kewpie mayonnaise</a>. <br/><br/>Dang it. Now I'm hungry and there isn't a 24 hour deli nearby. <br/>

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