Classic Turkey & Bacon Club Sandwich

Ingredients

Sandwich Filling

Sliced cooked turkey breast 
Thick-cut bacon
Butter Lettuce
Mayonnaise 
Cranberry aioli
Juicy ripe tomato
Bread of choice
Butter

Cranberry Aioli

100g cranberry sauce 
1 tsp. chopped shallot
2 tbsp. mayonnaise
1 tsp. Dijon
Small sprig of fresh rosemary or thyme
Olive oil for thinning
Salt and pepper to taste

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Method

 

In advance make the cranberry aioli by putting all ingredients except olive oil into a bowl, or cup. Blend in a food processor. Slowly add a bit of olive oil if needed to thin. Salt and pepper to taste.

 

For the sandwich:

Heat the grill, and cook the thick-cut bacon until crispy. Remove and drain.
Next brush some of the bacon grease on to the bread and put under a hot grill. Once bread is toasted, set aside.

 

Time to make a double-decker club:

On a cutting board, arrange the 3 bread slices in a row. Spread mayonnaise over 1 side of each bread slice. Next, top with a generous portion of turkey. 
 

Place two slices of bacon on top of turkey, add a lettuce stack and two thinly sliced tomatoes. Drizzle, or slather depending on your preference, with cranberry aioli. Repeat stack with a second slice of bread, and top with last slice of bread, mayonnaise side down, of course.

 

Pin with a cocktail stick and slice of Gherkin

Cut into halves or quarters.