Sunday, July 19, 2015

Smoked Turkey Club Sandwich with Cherry Chutney

CLUB SANDWICHES ALWAYS SEEM so fancy. Maybe it is the way they are cut into triangles and plated pointed side up. Or maybe the extra layer makes them look so pretty. Whatever it is, they really appeal to me--like afternoon tea or lunch at the museum.

Pictured is Pritchard Parker's sandwich. I prefer my sandwiches toasted, which I believe is traditional for a club sandwich, but he likes his untoasted. This is one of the beauties of preparing meals at home--you get to customize according to tastes.

For this sandwich, I used deli-sliced mesquite smoked turkey and provolone cheese. I also used the Fresh Cherry Chutney I recently posted. Recipe here.

We enjoyed our sandwiches at our backyard picnic table while watching hummingbirds zipping from flower to flower. We have a town ordinance prohibiting bird feeders (due to bears) yet we have a very lively bird and butterfly population in our garden.

We felt very fancy.

Smoked Turkey Club Sandwich with Cherry Chutney
For each sandwich:
3 slices bread, toasted if desired
Mayo or butter, to taste, optional
Few slices smoked deli turkey
Thinly sliced red onion
Fresh cherry chutney, or other chutney of choice
2 -3 slices crisp bacon
A slice or two of provolone cheese

On the first piece of bread or toast, apply a thin layer of mayo or butter if desired. Top with a few slices of smoked turkey, then thinly sliced onion, plus crisp lettuce. Spread another slice of bread or toast with a generous amount of cherry chutney. Place on top of the lettuce layer and top the chutney with bacon slices. Add a slice or two of provolone and top with the third piece of bread or toast.

Place a toothpick into all four sides of the sandwich, then slice diagonally to form triangles. Plate with the pointed edge up.


  1. Wonderful looking sandwich. I am with you, love the toasted flavor with a club sandwich.

    1. Melynda, I love all my sandwiches toasted. I love toast, period. Hubs has unpleasant memories of waking in the morning to the smell of burnt toast and the sound of his mother scraping it. His mother was a doll but cooking was not her thing. Thank you for your comment, Rocquie

    2. Rocquie, have you and your husband seen the movie Toast about Nigel Salter? You'd love it!

    3. Lynn, no we have not seen the movie. We will check it out and thanks for the recommendation. Cheers, Rocquie

  2. Toasted for me, too. At a lot of restaurants lately I've been seeing this sandwich made with only two slices of bread. Wrong! Gotta be three, like you did, and cut into those wedges. Yours looks perfect! Thanks.

    1. John, one restaurant we go to serves their club sandwich sometimes toasted and sometimes not (?) but they always have the third slice of bread. Thank you for your comment.