Here’s some American flair for an English invention

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Americans have Englishman John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, to thank for at least half of the yummy pleasure of Thanksgiving: leftover turkey sandwiches.

While we consume mass quantities in our annual feast, we also do a pretty good job of stretching the bounteous bird. This year, express your household thrift with some flair that would dazzle even the Earl himself. Here is a recipe for our favorite days-after sandwich. (And don’t forget to grab your reusable sandwich bag for extra thriftyness. We got ours from our local farmer’s market, but you can also find them at

Turkey, Brie, and Apple Sandwich

4 slices sandwich bread; sturdy enough for grilling

1 teaspoon apple butter

1 teaspoon mayonnaise

4 ounces, weight brie cheese

1 whole apple of choice

Turkey breast, to taste

2 pinches salt and pepper, to taste

On one piece of bread, spread apple butter and on the other, mayonnaise. You don’t need much of either. Then cut the Brie into thin slices. Place one layer of brie slices on one piece of the bread. Next, thinly slice your apple of choice. We used a Granny Smith, but you can use what you’d like. Top the layer of brie with a layer of apple slices then add the turkey on top of the apple. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Place the sandwich in the pan, and then place another pan on top to press the sandwich. You can also heat this sandwich in a pan on the stove for a warm gooey version!


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