When Is A Turkey Sandwich Not Just a Turkey Sandwich? When It’s This One…

Turkey, Mango Chutney, Apple, Grilled Cheese Sandwich

We eat turkey sandwiches most days of the week for lunch, so if we’re having one for dinner, it has to be special, and this one is. It makes for a sandwich that we happily devour as dinner, instead of feeling like we’re missing out on a real meal by having a boring turkey sandwich.

And yet it still retains so many of the benefits of a sandwich dinner: quick to prepare, easy ingredients, simple cleanup. A winner in every way!

Rye bread (seedless)
Sliced turkey breast
Mango chutney
Granny Smith apple, sliced very thin
Muenster cheese slice

Preheat a nonstick skillet over low heat.

Spread thin layer of mango chutney on two slices of bread. Add single layer of apple on top of one slice, and cheese on the other slice. Drape turkey over the apple slices, and top with the other slice of bread, cheese side down.

Butter the outside of the top piece of bread, and place it, butter-side down into the hot skillet. Add the rest of the sandwich, and butter the outside of the new top piece of bread.

Cook over low heat until bread is golden brown, then carefully flip the sandwich and continue cooking until the other side is golden brown.

Variations, Modifications, and Other Comments
Don’t like Muenster? Pick another kind of cheese – you just want something not so assertive that it overwhelms the other flavors.

Have another method of fixing grilled cheese? Prepare it however you like. If you’ve got a panini press that would work very well. If you want to take a heavy skillet and use it to press the sandwich while cooking that would also make for a tasty sandwich.

The apples don’t have to be Granny Smith, but a tart apple really balances the flavors nicely.

Not a fan of rye bread? Use whatever is your favorite instead. But the rye really is yummy; Mr. SJ doesn’t like rye generally, and he loves this sandwich prepared with it.

And of course the entire sandwich could be revamped if you don’t like turkey, although you’ll want to consider the flavors you’ve got when you pick a different “sauce” in lieu of the mango chutney. This is just our favorite!