Open Face Turkey and Cheese Sandwiches

Open Face Turkey SandwichIf a cold turkey sandwich seems boring, try this.

Sometimes turkey sandwiches seem dry.  This has two things going for it: a topping of cheese sauce and dip spread across the bread as you would mayonnaise.  We used Grilled French Onion Dip and really liked it.  For more flavor, try a bean dip, a cheese dip, or a ranch dip with more intensity.

This sandwich is great on your favorite bread.  Our favorite was San Francisco Sourdough made in our bread machine.

Ingredients

For the cheese sauce:

3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon white pepper
1 cup milk
1 cup shredded mild or medium cheddar cheese

For the sandwich:

4 slices of bread
about 1/4 cup chip dip or spread
sliced cooked turkey, enough for 4 sandwiches

Directions

  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat.  Stir in the flour, salt, and white pepper until a smooth paste forms.
  2. Drizzle in the milk, stirring with a whisk as you do so.  Cook until it is bubbly and thickened.
  3. Add the cheese and cook over low heat until it is melted and smooth.
  4. Place the oven rack to the second highest setting.  Set the oven to broil.
  5. Toast the bread and spread one side with a sandwich spread or chip dip such as onion dip.  If you prefer, you can mix in a little horseradish.  Arrange the toast in a shallow baking dish with the spread side up.   Top with turkey and then cheese sauce.
  6. Place the baking dish under the broiler and cook until the sandwiches begin to brown.  Serve hot.
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