Chef's Recipes

Thomas Keller: Roast turkey sandwich

Australian Gourmet Traveller recipe for roast turkey sandwich by Thomas Keller from The French Laundry and Per Se.

By Thomas Keller
  • Serves 2
  • 10 mins preparation
  • 30 mins cooking plus cooling
Thomas Keller: Roast turkey sandwich
Thomas Keller: Roast turkey sandwich

The apple butter works well because it adds moisture. A little allspice and clove adds a bit of kick to it too.


  • 4 wholewheat bâtard slices, 5mm thick, to serve
  • 160 gm roast turkey slices (see note), to serve
  • 60 gm mild Cheddar, thinly sliced, to serve
  • To serve: frisée leaves
Apple butter
  • 250 gm smooth apple sauce
  • Pinch each of cinnamon, allspice and ground cloves
  • 1 tsp lemon juice


  • 1
    For apple butter, combine apple sauce and spices in a saucepan over low heat. Bring to a simmer, stirring frequently until thick and reduced to about 60ml (25-30 minutes). Stir through lemon juice, cool completely and set aside.
  • 2
    Spread half the bread slices with apple butter, layer with turkey, Cheddar and frisée, season to taste and top with remaining bread slices.


Roast turkey slices are available from select delicatessens.
Drink Suggestion: A medium-dry cider. Drink suggestion by Max Allen

  • Author: Thomas Keller