Coast Cooking

Coast Cooking: Try a turkey po-boy with those leftovers


Special to the Sun Herald

A turkey po-boy is a great use for leftover turkey.
A turkey po-boy is a great use for leftover turkey.

We have been focusing this week’s blog entries on Christmas leftovers, and I hope you have enjoyed it.

Turkey can be so delicious and versatile, don't succumb to the temptation to stay too traditional. Venture out of your culinary comfort zone if you dare!

One of the best ways to serve leftover turkey is in a sandwich. If you are a local, then you know that our po-boy is superior to almost all other types of sandwiches, especially those condemned to lie between two pieces of crust less white bread.

If you jazz this sandwich up just a bit, and then run it under the broiler so it comes out hot, melted and gooey, it will be even better.


(recipe for one serving)

1 po-boy loaf

1 cup still moist turkey meat, hopefully thigh meat

4 strips crispy fried smoked bacon

3-4 slices your favorite melting cheese, Gruyere, Gouda, or a sharp cheddar

Sliced tomato, lettuce, and pickles

Best mayonnaise

Toast the po-boy loaf if you like, inside down. Add the turkey meat, then the bacon and lastly the cheese, run under the broiler and melt the cheese. Remove from the oven, slather on the mayonnaise and dress. Serve piping hot with a Barq’s root beer.