Grilled Smoked Turkey Sandwich w/Raclette & Slow-Roasted Tomatoes

Serves 2

Tip: Under stay-at-home conditions, with infrequent grocery shopping and possible shortages of our favorite foods, we’re so fortunate to have ingredients on hand and the ability to get creative. If you cook only what’s familiar, step outside that box. Think of inventive ways to use what you have and when you do make that rare grocery run, look for versatile ingredients. Meals can be simple and fun!

Ingredients (see Note below)
4 slices sourdough bread
4-6 oz sliced smoked turkey
2-3 oz raclette cheese or another soft, melty variety
6-8 slow-roasted tomato halves
Red onion
Spinach leaves or other crunchy salad greens
2 Tbsp mild pepperoncini rings (optional)
2 Tbsp grainy mustard
1 Tbsp mayonnaise
2-3 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened

Wash and dry onion and spinach or other salad greens.
Click here for slow-roasted tomatoes to make ahead; in a pinch, slice a fresh tomato.
Thinly slice about 1/4 cup of red onion; store remaining onion for another use.
Drain pepperoncini rings if using.
Cut cheese into somewhat thin pieces that can be laid on the sandwich.
Divide turkey slices for 2 sandwiches.
Stir mustard and mayonnaise together in a small bowl.
Spread butter on one side of each slice of bread.

Preheat a griddle or skillet over medium-low heat.

Stack turkey, cheese, onion, tomatoes, greens and pepperoncini on the unbuttered side of 2 slices of bread. Spread the mayo/mustard blend on the unbuttered side of the other 2 slices of bread; add to the sandwich stack with buttered side out.

Place sandwich on the preheated griddle pan; watch closely as you toast the first side to your preferred degree of golden to dark brown. Turn sandwich carefully with a spatula to repeat on the 2nd side. If cheese is not softening quickly enough, add a cover to capture the heat to melt it.

Remove sandwiches to a cutting board and cut at an angle across the sandwich. A serrated knife works best for this. Serve while warm.

*This was a tasty sandwich, but by no means is it limited to these ingredients! Click here for more thoughts on ingredient switch-ups to make your own delicious creations.

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