Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Yumminess: Turkey Stacks

Happy Fourth of July, everyone!!  :)  I hope you're having a delightful holiday so far.  Sadly, I have to work tonight - on the Fourth, the general store where I work is usually packed wall-to-wall with people - but I should still get to see the fireworks afterward.

Here's an interesting recipe for you.  They used to make this occasionally in the dining hall at the college where my sister and I attended, and we attempted to recreate it this past Sunday evening.  They're called Turkey Stacks.  (Sorry for the bad picture - it was rather dark in the room.)

Turkey Stacks (we served 8 people)

You will need:
-Italian bread (we used 2 loaves)
-Spicy dressing (we used spicy Ranch)
-Deli turkey meat (we probably used 1 1/2 pounds)
-Cooked bacon (1 slice per sandwich)
-Swiss cheese (1/2 slice per sandwich)

What to do:
Cut your bread to the desired thickness and lay the slices on a greased sheet pan.  Put your turkey in a greased skillet at a low temperature to heat it up a little bit (you will broil the sandwich later, but this helps the  meat get heated all the way through).  Broil the bread for a minute or two to toast it slightly, then remove it from the oven and spread on your spicy dressing.  The warmed turkey goes on next; we did about 2 slices per sandwich.  Then the bacon (one piece ripped in half to make two shorter pieces) and finally the cheese.  Then pop the tray into the oven under the broiler and keep a close eye on it; when all the cheese is bubbling and the edges of the bread are getting toasty, your Turkey Stacks are ready!  Serve right away.

The Verdict:
With these ingredients, we ended up with over 20 Turkey Stacks, which was plenty for 8 people.  They were delicious, but I would really love some input on this recipe as the deli meat especially made it slightly on the more expensive side.  Any clever ideas on keeping the cost down?  Or ideas to make the assembly less complicated?  

Thanks as always for reading, and have a spectacular Independence Day!!!