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RECIPE: Fallwich, A Sandwich For Thanksgiving Leftovers

Turkey Sandwich

Homemade Cranberry Mayo

New England Soup Factory Cookbook

[1] Make this delicious “Fallwich” with your Thanksgiving leftovers (photo courtesy New England Soup Factory). [2] Cranberry mayonnaise (photo courtesy Savory Experiments), which uses a 1:1 proportion of mayo and cranberry. [3] The New England Soup Factory Cookbook, which contains this recipe.

 

Here’s how to combine all of those Thanksgiving leftovers into a delicious fall sandwich or “Fallwich,” created by Marjorie Druker of the New England Soup Factory in Newton, Massachussetts. The recipe is a winner in this year’s The Ultimate Cranberry Recipe Contest for foodservice professionals, sponsored by Ocean Spray; and is published in the New England Soup Factory Cookbook.

It’s a delicious sandwich, even if you have to start from scratch, without leftovers.
 
RECIPE: FALLWICH, A THANKSGIVING LEFTOVERS SANDWICH

Ingredients For 4 Sandwiches
 
For The Cranberry Mayonnaise

  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup whole berry cranberry sauce or relish (or more to taste)
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  • Baguette cut into four 6-8 inch pieces, or 4 similar rolls
  • Leftover sweet potatoes, or 2 large sweet potatoes, scrubbed but not peeled
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 4 individual size (8 inches long each) baguettes
  • 8 tablespoons cranberry mayonnaise)
  • 1-1/2 cups baby spinach leaves, washed
  • 1 pound leftover turkey or purchase roasted turkey breast, sliced
  • Cranberry sauce or 6 tablespoons honey-roasted cashews
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    Preparation

    1. MAKE the mayonnaise: Whisk together the mayonnaise and cranberry sauce in a small mixing bowl, until well incorporated. If you need to make sweet potatoes:

    2. PREHEAT the oven to 400°F. Cut the sweet potatoes into 3-inch chunks. Place in a roasting pan and sprinkle with the olive oil, salt, and pepper. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, stirring once or twice. Remove from the oven and cool to room temperature.

    3. SPREAD the both cut sides of each sandwich with the cranberry mayonnaise. Place the spinach leaves on the bottom slice of each baguette bottom. Layer the turkey breast, then the mashed or roasted sweet potatoes.

    4. SPRINKLE with the honey-roasted cashews and season with salt and pepper. Place the top slice of bread on each sandwich.

     
    FOR A BEVERAGE

  • Seasonal beer
  • Cranberry club soda or soda
  • Cranberry spritzer: cranberry or cranapple juice mixed with club soda
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    RECIPE: Chocolate Stout Float Dessert

    Still looking for something special to serve for Thanksgiving dessert that’s not the traditional pie? Do you like beer, ice cream and chocolate? Then here’s an option that requires absolutely no cooking, courtesy of The Chocolate Room of Brooklyn: a Chocolate Stout Float. All you need to do is purchase chocolate ice cream and chocolate stout. The Chocolate Room uses Brooklyn Lager’s chocolate stout, but microbrewers nationwide make them in the fall and winter.Directions: Pour the stout into a brandy snifter or wine goblet and add a scoop of the best chocolate ice cream you can find—from your local ice cream parlor, a boutique brand (check out all the selections at Whole Foods and Wild Oats) or Häagen-Dazs. Serve with a spoon. It’s that easy—and it’s a winner!   Chocolate Stout Float
    Chocolate Stout Float: pour chocolate stout,
    scoop ice cream and enjoy!
    When you’re in New York, plan a trip to The Chocolate Room in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn—it’s easy to get to by subway (directions at TheChocolateRoomBrooklyn.com). The dessert café, which specializes in desserts with wine and beer pairings, is open from noon to 11 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday (to midnight Friday and Saturday). They also sell chocolates from one of our favorite chocolatiers, Fritz Knipschildt. Brooklyn’s Park Slope is a great neighborhood for food lovers, with lots of shops and restaurants. For more of our favorite desserts, visit the Dessets Section of THE NIBBLE online magazine.

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