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Turkey and Caviar Sandwiches

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“After a holiday, everyone's favorite leftover dish is a cold turkey sandwich. That sandwich might be no more complicated than thinly sliced turkey meat on bread smeared with mayonnaise. Created by Craig Claiborne and Pierre Franey, this sandwich is fit for royalty.”
4 sandwiches

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 lb cooked skinless boneless turkey breast
  • 12 cup mayonnaise (preferably homemade)
  • 1 tablespoon caviar, preferably black
  • 2 teaspoons chili sauce or 2 teaspoons ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons cognac
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped chives
  • 8 slices rye bread (toasted, if desired)


  1. Cut the turkey breast across the grain into very thin slices.
  2. Blend the mayonnaise with the caviar, chili sauce or ketchup, Cognac and chives.
  3. Spread the caviar mayonnaise on each of four slices of bread and arrange one-fourth of the turkey meat on top.
  4. Smear one side of each of the remaining four slices of bread with the mayonnaise mixture and add the slices, smeared side down over the sandwiches.

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