This ain’t your mama’s turkey sandwich on wheat bread with lettuce. Oh no! That is an indulgent barbecue sandwich piled excessive with smoked pulled turkey smothered in Alabama white sauce with kale slaw.
How one can construct the proper sandwich
All good sandwiches begin with bun. You’ll be able to see within the photos, I used a big bakery bun, however this sandwich can be nice on brioche buns, croissants and even in wraps. You’re welcome to toast the buns, for those who’d like, however truthfully, the slaw gives sufficient crunch, I don’t suppose the buns want it.
What makes this sandwich completely different from most turkey sandwiches is the turkey itself. It’s not made with sliced deli meat. I wish to smoke complete turkeys 12 months spherical and save the pulled meat within the freezer for fast and straightforward recipes like this.
Make sure to take a look at my smoked pulled turkey recipe, so you possibly can replenish on pulled turkey, too.
Each good sandwich wants one thing contemporary. For added crunch, freshness and taste, I high the pulled turkey with creamy kale slaw.
Sandwiches nearly all the time have condiments like mayo or mustard. So to complete every part up, toss the turkey in Alabama white sauce and add extra to the highest bun.
What’s Alabama White Sauce
Alabama white sauce is an ideal sauce for this recipe, as a result of it’s mayonnaise primarily based, and turkey and mayo go collectively like peanut butter and jelly.
The sauce was created by Large Bob Gibson in Decatur, Alabama, within the Nineteen Twenties. You’ll be able to learn extra about its historical past and get the total recipe within the above hyperlink.
Its components contains, mayo, vinegar, apple juice, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, black pepper and some different seasonings. It may be served scorching or chilly.
Can pulled turkey sandwiches be made upfront
You may make each element of this sandwich forward of time. Simply wait to assemble it so the bun doesn’t get soggy.
The white sauce will be saved within the fridge for about 2 weeks. The slaw and turkey will be blended up and saved for 2-3 days.
You’ll be able to pack every part up and take it on a picnic or deliver it to a potluck, or simply make sandwiches every day, utilizing completely different buns for selection.