No, it’s not a club for turkeys… the turkey club is one of the most iconic sandwiches of all time. If not for its beautifully balanced flavours then for its double-decker height!
The club sandwich appeared on US menus as early as 1899 so we know it is here to stay. It’s a real crowd-pleaser and consists of turkey, bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise.
Most club sandwiches also have toasted bread and are embellished with mayonnaise – plain and simple. I, however, opt out of toasting altogether, preferring my bread fresh. And instead of just mayonnaise, I also add avocado and cranberry jelly to the mix as I feel they bring something extra, taking it to the next level.
the turkey club sandwich
3 slices fresh white bread
80g turkey breast, finely sliced
1 rasher bacon, cooked
1 lettuce leaf
2 slices of tomato
1/2 Tbsp whole-cranberry jelly (I use Oceanspray)
1 Tbsp whole egg mayonnaise
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Spread half the mayonnaise evenly onto the base piece of your sandwich.
Add a single lettuce leaf onto it, and arrange turkey evenly, covering it with the cranberry jelly.
Top with tomato and season well with salt and pepper.
Add the next piece of bread to the sandwich, covering the lettuce and other ingredients. Use the rest of the mayonnaise to ‘butter’ the bread, spreading it into the corners and all the way to the edges.
Place cooked rasher of bacon and avocado on top of the mayonnaise.
With a bowl of salty, crispy crisps. Yum yum!