Devonshire Sammies




About: I get restless, so I make things.

The Devonshire Sandwich was created by Frank Blandi in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania; traditionally an open faced turkey and bacon sandwich drowned in cheddar cheese sauce and baked to perfection. Transform these artery clogging sandwiches into finger food for your next party.

The following steps will show you how to make 20 Devonshire Sammies accompanied by a crock of cheddar dipping sauce.

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5 slices peppered bacon
5 slices of bread
10 slices peppered turkey
 6 ounces cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon flour
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup chicken stock
cayenne pepper

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Step 1: Bacon

  • Cook the bacon in a frying pan over medium heat until crisp.
  • Cool on a paper towel lined plate.
  • Cut into quarters.

Step 2: Toast

  • Cut the crust from the bread.
  • Cut the bread into quarters.
  • Set oven to broil.
  • Brown each side of the bread on a cookie sheet in the oven.

Step 3: Cheese Sauce

  • Make a roux by melting the butter in the pan, add flour and stir with a wire whisk until it begins to brown. Add milk and broth.
  • Slowly add the cheese, do not allow to boil.
  • Season with paprika and cayenne pepper.

Step 4: Assemble

  • Cut each turkey slice in half, fold and place on toast.
  • Place quarter piece of bacon on the top of each sammie.
  • Serve with warm cheese sauce for dipping.
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    5 years ago on Introduction

    Why am I looking at this when I have no bacon?! It's like I'm a glutton for punishment!

    Ugh, they look incredibly tasty.... droool...


    8 years ago on Introduction

    Why are they called Devonshire sandwiches if they actually were first made in Pittsburgs, Pa


    8 years ago on Introduction

    Congratulations on your win! I'd like to give these a try but I think I'd need to clear them with my cardiologist first! :-) Scott


    Reply 8 years ago on Step 2

    Not sure, it's when the coils at the top of the oven heat up.

    You can use a toaster instead, I used the oven because I don't have a toaster :).


    Reply 8 years ago on Step 2

    Of course, if you use a toaster, toast the bread before you cut it into pieces.


    Reply 8 years ago on Step 2

    yep, that's a grill - it always amuses me when there are language barriers between two english countries. i can't imagine what i'm saying when i try to speak french!


    8 years ago on Introduction

    The recipe is printing as I type!
    Thanks, they sure look good.
    I was thinking of adding a skew into them.
    Toothpick, maybe? Good for dipping.