I have mentioned before my Sunday routine general includes a grilled sandwich at lunchtime. I remember my lunches, fondly, growing up. I grew up in a very traditional household – my mom stayed home to raise the kids and my dad worked. Basically, the only time my father ventured into the kitchen was to make sandwiches. He made an art out of sandwich making. Even my kids know that my sandwiches origin comes from my father.
Now, my sandwiches have a lot more variety than the sandwiches I had growing up. This Grilled Turkey Cheese & Spinach Sandwich combines smoked turkey, wilted spinach and smoked provolone. As an aside, I used Italian loaf bread for this sandwich. I bought a good loaf a while back and froze the balance that I did not use so I could keep using it for sandwiches on subsequent weekends. It really helps to have some basic ingredients in the house so you can pull together a sandwich like this quickly.
- 2 pieces Italian bread
- 1 tbsp canola oil
- 1 tbsp butter
- 3 – 4 slices of smoked turkey
- 3 – 4 slices of smoked provolone
- 1/4 cup of wilted spinach
In a small sauce pan wilt the spinach on medium heat. You can add a little water to prevent the spinach from sticking to the pan. The spinach shouldn’t stick because it has enough moisture. Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper as it gets close to finishing. Set aside. In a skillet, heat the oil and the butter on medium heat. Assemble the sandwich by putting the cheese on one side of the bread and the turkey on the other half. Place into the skillet open-faced and cover.
After a couple of minutes, you can add the spinach over the chicken. You should only need to cook for another minute just so there is a good melt on the cheese.
Serve and enjoy!