Open Faced Hot Turkey Sammys

  • Preparation Time20 mins
  • Cooking Time25 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyMedium

For the smashed potatoes

900g new potatoes or baby Maris Piper potatoes
125ml sour cream
30g butter
3 strips par cooked streaky bacon, crisped in microwave and chopped (recommended: Ready Crisp)
Salt and pepper

For the warm apple cranberry sauce

250ml store bought apple sauce
1 (400g) can whole berry cranberry sauce

For the stuffing

2 slices wholemeal bread
1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, 1 turn of the pan
450g maple sausage, bulk or removed from large link casing
1 medium onion, chopped
2 celery ribs, chopped
2 tsp poultry seasoning
Salt and pepper
250ml chicken stock or turkey stock
For Turkey and Gravy:
2 tbsp plain flour
30g butter
500ml chicken stock or turkey stock
1 tsp poultry seasoning
A few grinds black pepper
675 to 900g turkey breast meat: roasted turkey breast or thick-cut deli turkey
4 slices wholemeal bread
25g chopped flat-leaf parsley or chopped chives, for garnish
Preheat a medium skillet over medium high heat.

1) Place potatoes in a medium pot. Cut larger potatoes in half. Leave smaller baby potatoes whole. Cover potatoes with water and top with a lid. Place over high heat. When the water boils, salt water and cook potatoes with the lid off pot for 10 to 11 minutes, until tender.

2) Place a second low pot on the stove top over medium-high heat. Add apple sauce and tinned cranberry sauce. Stir to combine and gently heat through, about 10 minutes.

3) Toast 2 slices whole grain bread and butter heavily, 1/2 tablespoon per slice. Chop into small cubes and reserve.

4) Add extra-virgin olive oil and sausage meat to preheated skillet. Brown and crumble the sausage with a wooden spoon or heat safe spatula. Add onions and celery to the skillet then season with poultry seasoning and salt and pepper and cook 5 minutes. Add bread to the skillet and stir to combine. Dampen the stuffing with chicken stock and stir to combine. Turn off heat and cover pan loosely with aluminum foil to hold heat.

5) Preheat a second skillet over medium heat to prepare turkey and gravy.

6) Drain cooked potatoes and return to hot pot. Smash with soured cream, butter and crisped, chopped bacon. Season the smashed potatoes with salt and pepper. If they are too thick, thin them out with milk or a splash of broth.

7) Add 30g butter to preheated skillet and melt it. Whisk in flour and cook 1 minute. Whisk in 500ml stock or broth. Add the poultry seasoning, a pinch of salt and a few grinds of black pepper to the gravy. Allow it to thicken slightly.

8) Cut roasted turkey meat away from the breast bones of rotisserie turkey breast. If you are using deli turkey, remove from packaging and separate slices. Set turkey into gravy.

9) Place a bread slice on dinner plate. Use a large ice cream scoop to place a mound of stuffing on the bread. Place turkey on top of stuffing. Serve smashed potatoes and cranberries on the side. Spoon the extra gravy over potatoes and turkey sandwiches. Sprinkle the plates with chopped parsley or chives and serve.

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