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November 16, 2011

Turkey Cannon Contest: The Main Event

By David Draper

If you caught Monday’s Wild Chef post, you’ll know all this week we’re giving away Turkey Cannons from Camp Chef. These cool little devices let you roast your turkey quicker while infusing it with flavor, much in the same way a beer-can cooker does. If your entry gets picked, I’ll do my best to have a Turkey Cannon on your doorstep just in time to put it to work for you this Thanksgiving.

Today’s contest is all about Thanksgiving’s main event--the turkey. On Monday, I told you turkey wasn’t my favorite part of Thanksgiving, and that holds true. At least, until the afternoon rolls around and I’ve digested enough to make room for a snack. But not just any snack will do on Thanksgiving.

It has to be a turkey sandwich, with thick slices of breast meat stuffed between two pieces of soft, white bread that’s been slathered with Miracle Whip and yellow mustard. With the exception of a few slices of crunchy iceberg lettuce, that’s all I need for the perfect turkey sandwich.

How about you? Do you crave turkey on Thanksgiving? Do you like white meat or dark? Got a better idea for a turkey sandwich? Maybe your family bucks convention and serves ham? (If so, can I come over for dinner?) Tell us what you like about Thanksgiving’s main course or post a turkey-cooking tip. Get your answer in by 5:00 p.m. (MST) Saturday, November 19, and we’ll pick two winners at random and send them each a Camp Chef Turkey Cannon.

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from TM wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

I agree with the turkey sandwich, but I make one that dagwood would envy. Thick toasted bread with real mayo, turkey, gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and mashed potatoes. It's thanksgiving between two slices of bread, and it's perfect for the blind or stand.

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from wignoz wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

Saturday we host our third annual Thanksgiving with all of our friends before official Thanksgiving with familes. We have been doing a variation of the Turducken (used lamb sausage and veal sausage instead of chicken the past two years) and this year will be our best. We are cooking a TurBoDuck...homemade Wild Boar Sausage, stuffed inside a deboned duck, stuffed inside a monster 24 pound 3-day brined turkey. Cooked super low for nearly 10 hours to golden perfection, even the white meat melts in your mouth.

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from ff23 wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

I too will have the turkey sandwich,2 thick slices of breast meat with colbyjack cheese between them, throw that in a hot skillet,turn as needed, next butter your bread and throw in the skillet. When the bread is to your liking ,lift out add turkey, mayo, sliced sweet pickles and red onion and dash of favorite mustard.

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from MaxPower wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

Dad's a cattle rancher, so we always have beef on Thanksgiving (and Easter and Christmas) as well as turkey. Friends and extended family still poke fun, but it seems sacreligeous to us to not have beef on Sundays or holidays.

Day after sandwiches with beef, turkey and stuffing are heated up and dipped in leftover gravy. Amazing.

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from hockey86 wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

We usually serve both, a smoked turkey and a smoked sugar cured deer ham. We need a Thanksgiving every month.

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from smccardell wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

As I stated in Monday's post, stuffing is my favorite side dish, so for me the perfect turkey sandwich is on a left over dinner roll, piled high with turkey, slices of stuffing and topped off with slices or cranberry sauce. It's the "Holy Trinity" for my family on Thanksgiving!

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from smccardell wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

As I stated in Monday's post, stuffing is my favorite side dish, so for me the perfect turkey sandwich is on a left over dinner roll, piled high with turkey, slices of stuffing and topped off with slices or cranberry sauce. It's the "Holy Trinity" for my family on Thanksgiving!

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from Greenhead wrote 2 years 21 weeks ago

Its gotta be the turkey sandwich with horseradish cranberry sauce. So delicious. And of course, I eat oyster dressing with everything for days afterwards.

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from country road wrote 2 years 21 weeks ago

I'm in accord with David---white meat, white bread, mayo and sweet pickle relish. Keep it simple. We always cook a bigger turkey than we need and I eat turkey sandwiches for the next several days. Wife love it---she doesn't have to cook.

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from larson014 wrote 2 years 21 weeks ago

the best simple leftover turkey sandwich:

Turkey, bread, then dunk it in gravy.... enjoy, repeat

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from nearlynormalnorman wrote 2 years 21 weeks ago

I recall one particular Thanksgiving several years ago that had high winds, rain and thunder storms forecast. We were concerned that family members might not make it safely and if they did that we might lose power prior to finishing our cooking and meal. One unusual thing about our family is that we all prefer dark meat. No one eats breast on turkey day. Even with a huge turkey we hoped that there would be enough dark meat to satisfy everyone. As the wind blew and the thunder shook the house the pile of dark meat gradually disappeared until there was one chunk of dark meat left. I kept eyeballing the last piece, as did the other family members sitting around the table. The storm got more intense and the lights flickered briefly. Suddenly, the house went completely dark and I heard a terrible scream. Just as suddenly the lights went on again and there was my Uncle Ed with his hand on that last piece of dark meat with 7 forks stuck in the back of his hand.

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from Montanagyrene wrote 2 years 21 weeks ago

Nearlynormal, that's an OLD (but STILL FUNNY!!) story!! Anyway, I prefer spicy mustard over the yellow stuff, but mayo, relish, some greenery, and a nice slice of red onion puts a HUGE smile on my face, even if Mrs Gyrene, and Little Miss Gyrene make me go brush my teeth!!

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from Montanagyrene wrote 2 years 21 weeks ago

Forgot to say that reading all the posts almost made me short out my keyboard drooling!!

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from JoeGeurts wrote 2 years 21 weeks ago

We always have Ham and Turkey every year. However, since I so rarely have Turkey I gobble it right up. I don't have a preferene on white Vs. Dark meat. I like it all. Every few years we have a smoked turkey. Those are the best.

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from sgtsly wrote 2 years 21 weeks ago

Buffalo turkey cheese dip or Buffalo turkey nachos have always been a staple for sustinence during the Egg Bowl which always used to be Thanksgiving Friday.

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from Arlo269 wrote 2 years 21 weeks ago

I love a leftover Breast Meat Sandwich with Cheese and Mayo. If I am feeling a little spunky I add Tomato and Lettuce.

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from firedawg wrote 2 years 21 weeks ago

The leftover turkey sandwiches are my favorite part of Thanksgiving. My recipe is very simple, just get whatever leftovers you have and stick them in between 2 pieces of bread. The way it usually goes is Duke's mayo, breast meat, American cheese, a sandwich sized slice of cornbread dressing, cranberry sauce (the kind from the can), giblet gravy, then heat in the microwave for just long enough to soften the bread. Damn, next Thursday can't get here soon enough!

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from firedawg wrote 2 years 21 weeks ago

The leftover turkey sandwiches are my favorite part of Thanksgiving. My recipe is very simple, just get whatever leftovers you have and stick them in between 2 pieces of bread. The way it usually goes is Duke's mayo, breast meat, American cheese, a sandwich sized slice of cornbread dressing, cranberry sauce (the kind from the can), giblet gravy, then heat in the microwave for just long enough to soften the bread. Damn, next Thursday can't get here soon enough!

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from Proverbs wrote 2 years 21 weeks ago

Turkey sandwiches can't be beat. But my version has the turkey placed on soft potato rolls or Hawaii sweet rolls. Miracle Whip on one side, a thin spread of cranberry sauce on the other, with nice slices of avocado in between. Finish with a little salt and you've got ambrosia.

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from James Bishop wrote 2 years 21 weeks ago

I like homemade dressing. but not made with oysters,but with pecans if available. Pecans were/are a real treat My favorite used to be green bean casserole, however health restricts my intake of vitamin K.

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from James Bishop wrote 2 years 21 weeks ago

I like homemade dressing. but not made with oysters,but with pecans if available. Pecans were/are a real treat My favorite used to be green bean casserole, however health restricts my intake of vitamin K.

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from nearlynormalnorman wrote 2 years 21 weeks ago

I recall one particular Thanksgiving several years ago that had high winds, rain and thunder storms forecast. We were concerned that family members might not make it safely and if they did that we might lose power prior to finishing our cooking and meal. One unusual thing about our family is that we all prefer dark meat. No one eats breast on turkey day. Even with a huge turkey we hoped that there would be enough dark meat to satisfy everyone. As the wind blew and the thunder shook the house the pile of dark meat gradually disappeared until there was one chunk of dark meat left. I kept eyeballing the last piece, as did the other family members sitting around the table. The storm got more intense and the lights flickered briefly. Suddenly, the house went completely dark and I heard a terrible scream. Just as suddenly the lights went on again and there was my Uncle Ed with his hand on that last piece of dark meat with 7 forks stuck in the back of his hand.

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from TM wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

I agree with the turkey sandwich, but I make one that dagwood would envy. Thick toasted bread with real mayo, turkey, gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and mashed potatoes. It's thanksgiving between two slices of bread, and it's perfect for the blind or stand.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from wignoz wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

Saturday we host our third annual Thanksgiving with all of our friends before official Thanksgiving with familes. We have been doing a variation of the Turducken (used lamb sausage and veal sausage instead of chicken the past two years) and this year will be our best. We are cooking a TurBoDuck...homemade Wild Boar Sausage, stuffed inside a deboned duck, stuffed inside a monster 24 pound 3-day brined turkey. Cooked super low for nearly 10 hours to golden perfection, even the white meat melts in your mouth.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from ff23 wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

I too will have the turkey sandwich,2 thick slices of breast meat with colbyjack cheese between them, throw that in a hot skillet,turn as needed, next butter your bread and throw in the skillet. When the bread is to your liking ,lift out add turkey, mayo, sliced sweet pickles and red onion and dash of favorite mustard.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from MaxPower wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

Dad's a cattle rancher, so we always have beef on Thanksgiving (and Easter and Christmas) as well as turkey. Friends and extended family still poke fun, but it seems sacreligeous to us to not have beef on Sundays or holidays.

Day after sandwiches with beef, turkey and stuffing are heated up and dipped in leftover gravy. Amazing.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from hockey86 wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

We usually serve both, a smoked turkey and a smoked sugar cured deer ham. We need a Thanksgiving every month.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from smccardell wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

As I stated in Monday's post, stuffing is my favorite side dish, so for me the perfect turkey sandwich is on a left over dinner roll, piled high with turkey, slices of stuffing and topped off with slices or cranberry sauce. It's the "Holy Trinity" for my family on Thanksgiving!

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from smccardell wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

As I stated in Monday's post, stuffing is my favorite side dish, so for me the perfect turkey sandwich is on a left over dinner roll, piled high with turkey, slices of stuffing and topped off with slices or cranberry sauce. It's the "Holy Trinity" for my family on Thanksgiving!

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from Greenhead wrote 2 years 21 weeks ago

Its gotta be the turkey sandwich with horseradish cranberry sauce. So delicious. And of course, I eat oyster dressing with everything for days afterwards.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from country road wrote 2 years 21 weeks ago

I'm in accord with David---white meat, white bread, mayo and sweet pickle relish. Keep it simple. We always cook a bigger turkey than we need and I eat turkey sandwiches for the next several days. Wife love it---she doesn't have to cook.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from larson014 wrote 2 years 21 weeks ago

the best simple leftover turkey sandwich:

Turkey, bread, then dunk it in gravy.... enjoy, repeat

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from Montanagyrene wrote 2 years 21 weeks ago

Nearlynormal, that's an OLD (but STILL FUNNY!!) story!! Anyway, I prefer spicy mustard over the yellow stuff, but mayo, relish, some greenery, and a nice slice of red onion puts a HUGE smile on my face, even if Mrs Gyrene, and Little Miss Gyrene make me go brush my teeth!!

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from Montanagyrene wrote 2 years 21 weeks ago

Forgot to say that reading all the posts almost made me short out my keyboard drooling!!

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from JoeGeurts wrote 2 years 21 weeks ago

We always have Ham and Turkey every year. However, since I so rarely have Turkey I gobble it right up. I don't have a preferene on white Vs. Dark meat. I like it all. Every few years we have a smoked turkey. Those are the best.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from sgtsly wrote 2 years 21 weeks ago

Buffalo turkey cheese dip or Buffalo turkey nachos have always been a staple for sustinence during the Egg Bowl which always used to be Thanksgiving Friday.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from Arlo269 wrote 2 years 21 weeks ago

I love a leftover Breast Meat Sandwich with Cheese and Mayo. If I am feeling a little spunky I add Tomato and Lettuce.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from firedawg wrote 2 years 21 weeks ago

The leftover turkey sandwiches are my favorite part of Thanksgiving. My recipe is very simple, just get whatever leftovers you have and stick them in between 2 pieces of bread. The way it usually goes is Duke's mayo, breast meat, American cheese, a sandwich sized slice of cornbread dressing, cranberry sauce (the kind from the can), giblet gravy, then heat in the microwave for just long enough to soften the bread. Damn, next Thursday can't get here soon enough!

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from firedawg wrote 2 years 21 weeks ago

The leftover turkey sandwiches are my favorite part of Thanksgiving. My recipe is very simple, just get whatever leftovers you have and stick them in between 2 pieces of bread. The way it usually goes is Duke's mayo, breast meat, American cheese, a sandwich sized slice of cornbread dressing, cranberry sauce (the kind from the can), giblet gravy, then heat in the microwave for just long enough to soften the bread. Damn, next Thursday can't get here soon enough!

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from Proverbs wrote 2 years 21 weeks ago

Turkey sandwiches can't be beat. But my version has the turkey placed on soft potato rolls or Hawaii sweet rolls. Miracle Whip on one side, a thin spread of cranberry sauce on the other, with nice slices of avocado in between. Finish with a little salt and you've got ambrosia.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from James Bishop wrote 2 years 21 weeks ago

I like homemade dressing. but not made with oysters,but with pecans if available. Pecans were/are a real treat My favorite used to be green bean casserole, however health restricts my intake of vitamin K.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from James Bishop wrote 2 years 21 weeks ago

I like homemade dressing. but not made with oysters,but with pecans if available. Pecans were/are a real treat My favorite used to be green bean casserole, however health restricts my intake of vitamin K.

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