TV Thanksgiving Dinner: Tony Soprano’s Turkey SammiesNovember 25, 2015
One of television’s most beloved, morally-askew, completely dysfunctional families came in the form of The Sopranos. As Italian-Americans, food was important to the mob, a gathering of patriarchs and their families to bring normalcy to their life of crime. Over the years, The Sopranos taught celluloid fans much about their own crooked Thanksgiving traditions—from never forgetting to bring leftovers to your cousins on house arrest, to smuggling contraband in the seasonal birds. This recipe’s an ode to Gigi and Uncle June. We’ve even put beer in the gravy as a nod to the Sopranos’ love of the drink.
Tony’s Turkey Sammies
Total Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 3 sandwiches
Ingredients: Beer Gravy
- 2 tbsps flour
- 1 can beer
- 1/2 chicken stock cube
- salt and pepper, to taste
Procedure: Beer Gravy
- In a pan, heat the butter until melted.
- Add in the flour and stir, and cook for about 2 minutes.
- Add in the beer while whisking constantly.
- Add the chicken cube and salt and pepper, and stir to combine/dissolve.
- Continue whisking until the gravy bubbles and thickens, about 5-8 minutes.
- Set aside and keep warm.
- 6 slices bread
- 3 tbsps mayonnaise
- 3 tbsps mustard
- 2 small tomatoes, sliced
- 3 tbsps lingonberry jam (can be replaced with strawberry)
- 18 slices turkey breast
- 3 lettuce leaves
- 1 recipe beer gravy
- Toast the bread until golden brown.
- Evenly divide the mayonnaise amongst three slices of bread, do the same with the mustard. The slices with mayo will be the bottom of the sandwiches, the slices with mustard will be the top.
- Layer each piece of mayo-covered bread with a third of the tomatos, jam, turkey, and lettuce.
- Pour over a third of the beer gravy, then top the sandwich with the mustard covered bread.