Extra Life Turkey Melt

This week’s recipe is the Extra Life Turkey Melt from the 24 hour live stream! Want a simple lunch? Check it out! It’s a very very simple turkey melt sandwich that was made during the Extra-Life event two weekends ago. We paired it with store bought tomato soup (I already made one pot of soup, I wasn’t ready to make another while playing video games). We made them as tiny bite sized ones, but you can make them with your personal choice in bread.

tsp = teaspoon

Tbsp = Tablespoon

lbs = Pounds

Mince = chop into very small pieces

Diced = You chop the thing into roughly square like shapes

Cubed = Actually what it says, cut the ingredients into rough cubes, much bigger than diced

Sliced = Cut into thin broad strips (usually circles)

Chopped = to cut into small pieces with repeated blows

Al Dente = Pasta and/or Vegetables, Rice or Beans that are cooked to be firm to the bite. – Another way to put it is that it’s cooked but not fully cooked

Saute = cook with oil

Fold = Mix the ingredients by scooping the bottom of the mix onto the top of the mix.

Reserve = Hold on/Don’t discard. Usually a liquid that is normally considered waste.

Ingredients

  • Bread (2 pieces per sandwich)
  • Turkey lunch meat
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Swiss cheese
  • Roma tomatoes (assume half of one per large sandwich and one fifth if you’re doing mini sandwiches)
  • butter

Necessary Equipment

  • 1 cookie sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • 1 cutting board
  • 1 bread knife (if bread isn’t already cut)
  • 1 cutting knife

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. While the oven is pre-heating, grab your cookie sheet and put a piece of parchment paper on it.
  3. Thin slice your tomatoes, slice your cheddar and Swiss cheese if it hasn’t been already, and slice your bread if it wasn’t pre-sliced.
  4. Butter one side of each bread slice you plan on using.
  5. Place a piece of bread for each sandwich you plan to make (butter side down), then cover the bottom with cheddar cheese, place tomato slices over that, next some turkey lunch meat, then cover the turkey with Swiss cheese, and finally place another slice of bread on top of the Swiss (butter side up).
  6. Once the oven has been pre-heated, place the cookie sheet in the oven and bake them for 5 minutes. At 3 minutes I prefer to flip them over so both sides get toasted.
  7. If at 5 minutes the bread is not as toasted as you would like, extend the time. If you’re happy with the toasted-ness of your bread pull the sandwiches out of the oven.
  8. Slice your sandwiches (if they aren’t mini) and enjoy! We enjoyed our mini ones with tomato soup.