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Emeril's Pressed Roast Turkey, Pesto and Provolone Sandwiches

A Delicious Way to Use Leftovers

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Chef Emeril Lagasse shows the "GMA" anchors how to turn Thursday night's turkey into today's top dish.
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Servings:4
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

Tired of leftovers? This sandwich from Emeril is a delicious way to eat extra turkey.

Ingredients

  • 8 slices ciabatta or other crusty Italian or hearty white sandwich bread
  • 4 tablespoons prepared basil pesto
  • 4 slices (about 4 ounces) provolone cheese
  • 8 slices (about 8 ounces) roast turkey
  • 11/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Cooking Directions

    Lay the bread slices on a clean work surface, and spread 1 1/2 teaspoons of the pesto over one side of

    each slice of bread. Divide the cheese evenly among the slices (depending on the size of your cheese slices, you may need to cut them in half so that you can have cheese on both sides). Divide the roast turkey slices evenly among 4 of the bread slices. Place the remaining cheese-topped slices on top of the turkey-topped slices to form 4 sandwiches. Brush the outside of each sandwich with some of the olive oil.

    Preheat a grill pan over medium heat. When it is hot, add the sandwiches, in batches if necessary, and

    weight them with a sandwich press or another skillet (or other heavy object). Cook until the sandwiches

    are golden brown and crisp and the cheese has melted, 4 to 6 minutes per side. Remove the sandwiches, cut in half on the diagonal, and serve immediately.

    Note: Though we prefer the crisp, ridged exterior you get when these sandwiches are cooked in a grill

    pan, they can also be cooked in a saut?? pan or panini press; the cook time will vary slightly.

    Recipe courtesy Emeril Lagasse, Emeril 20-40-60: Fresh Food Fast, HarperCollins Publisher, New York, 2009, copyright MSLO, Inc., all rights reserved

    This recipe was styled by chef Karen Pickus for Good Morning America.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: provolone, ciabatta, white bread, roast turkey

    Course: Lunch


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