Recipe: Chipotle turkey with melted gruyere and pickle sandwich

After a solid three days of mainlining cheese and meat at my Mum’s over Christmas, I got home and immediately whipped myself up more cheese and meat, with extremely successful results.

I kind of feel a bit fraud doing a recipe post of a sandwich, but it got a lot of love on my social media when I put it up and it’s definitely one of the filthiest made recently, and is easily adaptable depending on which ingredients you’ve got lying around.

My Mum packed me off home with bags of food, including a vast turkey leg, which I shredded and fried in butter with a couple of tbsps of chipotle paste. You can buy it in any supermarket.

As you can see, it’s all highly technical gruyere first, then pickles, spoon on the warm meat and top with slices of cheddar. You could sub the turkey for any meat you’d like, same with the cheese as well. I lightly buttered one side of both the pieces of bread to ensure a good colour on it, then slipped it into a non stick pan over a medium heat, pressing down for a minute or so to ensure it starts off cooking evenly, same when you turn it over, check each side after three minutes- that should be just about enough time to gain optimum, oozing, deliciousness. I think it would be nice with a drizzle of American mustard too- yum.

You could even go the whole hog and ‘Jamie Oliver’ your sandwich, grating cheddar into the heated frying pan and pressing your sandwich into it. I tried his ultimate cheese toastie recipe (above) and haven’t looked back. It’s from his Comfort food book, but there’s links to the recipe online.

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  1. January 19, 2015 / 10:59 am

    This looks amazing! I love cheese on the outside of a toastie, I'm obsessed with coating them in grated parmesan at the moment and grilling them but the melted cheddar sounds fab too!

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