The Wall Street Journal called the sandwich ‘British biggest contribution to world’s gastronomy’.
The Americans have adopted English sandwiches and brought the sandwich culture to a highest level.
In the USA sandwiches are eaten for breakfast (croissants, bread, English muffins, or bagels with ham and cheese, egg, ground meat, bacon, cream cheese and salmon), lunch (a thick book will not be enough to list all varieties), for a snack (peanut butter and jelly), and dinner (the second volume of the book). The icon of American food, the world-famous burger is nothing more than a sandwich-‘transformer’.
In recent years, as the nation changed its course toward healthier lifestyle, sandwiches also undergone changes. It is not anymore just two pieces of bread with mayonnaise and something else in between. Sandwiches became more intricate in composition and color, as well as more complex in taste. Sauces, which replaced the traditional mayonnaise, play an important role here.
Though, turkey remains a popular, healthy and affordable component in sandwiches.
Turkey sandwiches are equally delicious with cranberry sauce or mayonnaise. They are also very good with mustard or horseradish.
I like to use my yogurt-horseradish sauce in a classic turkey sandwich which makes it creamy delicious and low calorie sandwich as well. The sauce is made with healthy Greek yogurt or sour cream and horseradish. This sauce is so good that I want to eat it with a spoon.
Turkey Sandwich with Yogurt-Horseradish Sauce
- 2 slices bread, preferably whole wheat or multigrain
- 2 slices turkey breast (or chicken breast)
- 3-4 onion rings (preferably red or sweet)
- 1-3 tomato slices to cover a piece of bread
- Lettuce to taste
- 2 tbsp horseradish sauce
For the sauce (with leftovers):
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt or sour cream
- ¼ cup or more prepared horseradish (or to taste, it depends on horseradish quality and personal taste)
- 4 tbsp finely chopped pickled cucumber
- 2-4 tbsp small capers
- Dash of ground black pepper
- 1 jalapeno, minced (optional)
- 1-2 tsp lemon juice (optional)
Toast the bread slices, if desired. Spread the sauce on both slices of the bread. Build a sandwich.
For the sauce:
Mix all the ingredients. Let it stand. Store the leftover sauce in a refrigerator.
Cook with pleasure!