My idea of turkey sandwich perfection is as follows.
Lightly toast two pieces of whole grain bread then slather it with mayo. (I said, "Slather.") Grind pepper onto the mayo. Then, between the mayonnaise-y, peppery bread goes: sliced turkey, some green bell pepper rings (don't knock it 'til you try it), and crisp iceberg (it has to be iceberg) lettuce. Deeelicious.
The only other way to go for a turkey sandwich is to make it with with turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and a little gravy to bind it. Smash down. Eat.
Things that should never be on a turkey sandwich according to me:
- Mustard (I love it, just not on turkey.)
- Cheese (I am just not ever a fan of cheese on a sandwich.* On plain bread, okay, with other stuff, no.)
- Alfalfa sprouts (They serve no purpose except to make otherwise good food taste like dirt.)
*Maybe it's the cheese + meat combo that I don't like, because I do enjoy a good grilled cheese and tomato (or tart apple), and a sharp cheddar/chutney tea sandwich.
[Photo of "the perfect turkey sandwich": Stefania Pomponi Butler]