Friday, September 5, 2008

Turkey, Bacon and Cheese with Chipotle Mayo

Attention lovely Readers: My friend and former roommate, the supremely talented Aunt Spicy is having a give away. By day she's a high-powered career woman, but by night she's an incredibly stylish and chic crafter. If she was giving away her old socks, I'd want them. Check out her blog and enter to win. I'm greedy for the blue fabric bag, the pendant, the cards, the fabric....
I'm also greedy for lunch. I didn't plan to post two sandwiches in a row, but I'm always on the lookout for fast-and-fun Saturday late lunches. Especially now that football season has started and the Quiet Man is perfectly pleased to offer the gift of time in support for his true blue favorite team. What takes this sandwich from pleasant to perfect is the spicy mayo that you're going to whip up. Now, judging from yesterday's comments, the world is equally divided between mayo lovers and mayo-nayo sayers. In this case again, yogurt is a perfect swap out, but you'll also need to mix in a little olive oil. Yogurt alone will sink into your bread, but with the addition of fat it will create a seal that will keep your bread from being soggy. To save time, I'll make my bacon in the micro by placing it between paper towels and zapping for a couple of minutes until crispy. It's not quite as good as pan fried, but works very well on a sandwich with other competing flavors. Have a great weekend! We've got a church activity, Nutcracker practice (for my Sailor girl) and parent's meeting, a friend's birthday and a technology class.... and that's just tonight. Oh, mama, sometimes the weekends are every bit as busy as the weeks!
Money Saving Tips: Be flexible at the deli counter by buying the meats and cheese that are on sale. This sandwich would be equally delicious with any variety of meats or cheeses. When buying deli sliced meats and cheeses, don't over do as they only keep for a couple of days. Also, leftover thinly sliced meat (and your own sliced cheese) would work just as well as deli sliced meats. Chipotle chili powder is very spicey, so swap out a different variety if you like your food a little tamer.
1/2 cup mayo, light works very well here (or swap our 1/3 cup plain yogurt plus 2 tablespoons olive oil)
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder, or other chili powder
1 teaspoon lemon or lime zest
1 tablespoon lemon or lime juice
4 rolls (I like hard rolls for this sandwich)
sliced turkey, from the deli
crisply cooked bacon
sliced cheddar cheese
sliced tomatoes
spinach or lettuce leaves
In a small bowl, combine mayo, chili powder, zest and juice. Spread onto rolls and top with turkey, bacon, cheese, tomatoes, and spinach.

Next Up:
Overnight Blueberry French Toast

33 comments:

Clumbsy Cookie said...

I allways love your packed full of good stuff sandwiches! Can't wait for those frecnh toasts! ;)

The Blonde Duck said...

I was wondering what I was going to have for dinner tonight! I'm doing a light grocery run b/c we're going to Shreveport Tuesday night/ Wed morning to see Ben's folks so I didn't want to plan a lot of big meals. This looks divine!

Marie said...

Go Cougars! That sandwich looks amazing. Wish we could get chipoltes over here. E-mail me for some insider information ref someone quite ducky! tee hee

Aggie said...

These sammies look awesome!! So does your chicken salad below! Great ideas!

Mary Ann said...

Yum-perfect for a football game! Thanks for including the tip to mix the yogurt with olice oil, I didn't know that! Have a great weekend- can't wait to see your french toast, we had some with blueberries and raspberries just the other day!

Emily said...

Wow! this sounds soooo good for lunch (even breakfast right now!) The mayo sounds like a delight!

Natashya said...

I say yes to mayo and yes to spicy.
I love this sandwich, save me one?

Esi said...

Ooh, I love this! A pretty classic combination with a kick from the chipotle mayo!

MK and Co. said...

As soon as I saw the title to this one I knew it was going to be good. Man I do like a good sandwich and this one looks like a winner.

Catherine said...

Oh hurray another delcious sandwich. I am totally with the quiet man, I just want a delicious sandwich and some time with my true blue favorites on Saturdays! And I'm so excited, because we can actually watch tommorow's game. I'm sure the quiet man is thrilled too! I think we'll be making this tommorow along with the delicious cottage cheese dip from several posts back! That and the cougars will be enough to make my Saturday!

Prudy said...

MK-what are you doing on my blog today? Go and celebrate your birthday!

Candy said...

This looks great but I really like that cranberry one!

Pam said...

I am such a sandwich girl and this looks outstanding. We have a picnic to go to tonight and this will be perfect!

Maria said...

The sandwich looks great! I am excited to see your french toast recipe. It is my favorite thing to eat for breakfast!

1freshstart said...

Dude. Chicken Salad Sandwich from the Target Deli or a Club sandwich? I need to go get lunch. Apparently, this non-sandwich eating girl is going for a sandwich today.
~The Cat's Pajamas

Tanji said...

We loves us some good sammies and some true blue football too! Somehow our old tv broke a new tv arrived in time for the football season (well actually suspiciously right before the Tour de France) and somehow our cable got upgraded to include all of the Cougar games. Hmmmmm. I have a (not so) very sneaky Tall Man. ;)

Lisa said...

I love flavored mayos. My hubby is glad football season has started also.

Sara said...

what a great idea to spice up the mayo and I love that I can use it with yogurt too. Thanks for the advice about the deli meat. By the way, you can use your metal bundt cake pans for the orange juice cake. I love your idea to do an orange juice cake loaf. Let me know how it turns out!

Steph said...

I havn't had a sandwich in ages.. unless you count those banana + pb ones I have everyday! Thanks for the yogurt tip.. I'll have to try it out.

Aunt Spicy said...

Miss Purdy...Socks will be in the mail on their way to you on monday! Thanks for the kudos, you are the best! ps. Your salsa verde turkey burgers were such a hit I have a request to make them again this week!

Astra Libris said...

ooooh, what a gorgeous sandwich! Sounds perfect for weekend lunches and weeknight suppers! Thank you for the great idea of the spicy mayo!

jenjen said...

Prudie --
Wonderful looking sandwiches! the perfect compliment for an exciting football game! Thanks again!!!

Amy said...

Looks fantastic!!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

Oh, how I love chipotle mayo. It just make any sandwich extraordinary.

Leslie said...

Prudy,
These look delicious. I wish I was coming over for lunch on Saturday. I love Chipotle anything.

Girl Japan said...

Ooooo.. Chipotle... The sands have a nice crisp top- I don't know about football (soccer) but these look good anytime.. even for breakie

Debinhawaii said...

Both sandwiches look delicious! I love anything with bacon and I of course love chicken salad too!

Grace said...

i have to thank you, prudy--henceforth, whenever i encounter a recipe with mayo (which i've automatically ignored in the past), i'll simply replace it with yogurt and be a happy camper!
oh, and terrific sammich. :)

The Blonde Duck said...

Come to my blog! You won an award!

Prudy said...

Tanj:
I take up cross stitch when football season starts. That way I can still sit down with the family and watch once every twenty seconds or else when everyone is cheering I'll look up for a while. I'm glad you have a nice new TV to enjoy our good old cougars.

Beth said...

Another scrummy sandwich. Oh and re your comment... I know, Im definitely going to have to start whipping up some more British classics. Britidh food really isn't all that bad!!!

Nickki said...

Now that is what I call a sandwich. Yum!

Michal said...

i want one for lunch. right. now. prudy, i adore you. and i wish we were still roommates. although it could get crowded now that we both have husbands and six kids between us. but it would be worth it. think of the food!