How To Make A Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey Cheesesteak

The Thanksgiving leftovers sandwich is a time-honored tradition, but sometimes you don't have all the fixins left for you the next day, so you just end up with a plain old turkey sandwich. But not this time. This time, you have a new plan. Basically all you need is leftover turkey and gravy and some of those little pickles that people love to put out apparently just for me to eat handfuls of  and you've got the makings of an epic sandwich. This beast is part cheesesteak, part poutine, part Thanksgiving and entirely awesome. Is there a lot of cheese on it? Yeah, but it wouldn't be the CheeseThanks if there wasn't.

How To Make A Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey Cheesesteak
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  • 4 soft hoagie rolls
  • 2 cups leftover turkey (preferably dark meat)
  • 1 large sweet onion
  • 1 cup cornichons
  • 1 cup leftover turkey gravy
  • 8 slices yellow American cheese
  • 8 slices sharp provolone
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  1. Slice cornichons lengthwise into quarters.
  2. Slice onions into strings.
  3. Shred turkey into strips with your hands.
  4. Heat a skillet over medium heat with butter.
  5. Add the onions and cover.
  6. Cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until translucent and turning brown at the edges.
  7. Toast rolls in a 375-degree oven until just crispy around the edges.
  8. Add cornichons, turkey and gravy to the pan with the onions, toss everything together and let heat through for 2-3 minutes.
  9. Turn heat to low, top with the cheese and cover to melt it (2 slices of each per sandwich; yeah, that’s how we’re doing this).
  10. Once melted, mix cheese in.
  11. Immediately ladle turkey mix onto rolls.
  12. Make sure you've got some napkins handy.
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