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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Turkey Sandwiches with Caramelized Onions, Apples, Bacon, and Cheddar

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After our trip to Austin, Texas, I couldn't stop thinking about the sandwich I had at Sandra Bullock's shop, Walton's Fancy and Staple. The ingredients were simple, but the execution was spot-on, and I was amazed by how much better it was than your standard turkey sandwich.
I'm pretty sure my recreated version turned out even better than the original! The apples kind of disappeared in the one I ordered, so I was heavy-handed in my version, ensuring a tart crunch throughout! The other key was purchasing shaved turkey breast from the deli--don't waste your time with the packaged lunch meat. The thick, shaved slices of turkey turned the sandwich into something infinitely more exciting than what you throw in a ziploc bag and bring to work. These will definitely be a summer repeat in our house!

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Turkey Sandwiches with Caramelized Onions, Apples, Bacon, and Cheddar
inspired by Walton's Fancy and Staple
*makes 2-3 sandwiches

-1 large onion, thinly sliced
-2 tbsp butter
-1 Granny Smith apple, thinly sliced
-4-6 slices whole grain bread
-2 slices sharp cheddar cheese
-1/2 lb shaved turkey breast
-4 slices bacon, cooked and cut in half

1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium high heat. Add onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned and beginning to caramelize (40-50 minutes).
2. Top one slice of bread with turkey, covering the whole surface of the bread. Place cheese over turkey. Add apple slices on top of turkey, followed by 2-3 halves of bacon. Sprinkle with caramelized onions. Top with second slice of bread and cut sandwich in half. Repeat with remaining ingredients.