Arguably, the best part of Thanksgiving could be the leftovers - though whipping up a delicious leftovers recipe to outshine your mom's famous Sweet Potato casserole can be difficult.  Lucky for you, Executive Chef Elgin Woodman put a delicious twist on a comfort food sandwich classic, The Montecristo, using traditional Thanksgiving dishes.  The recipe is made for one, so the sharing is up to you!

Why Chef Elgin loves it: "Instead of using bread, using the stuffing (pressed into bread patties) makes the ultimate Turkey sandwich!"

Thanksgiving "Montecristo" Sandwich

Makes (1) Sandwich


  • 1 Cup of your favorite stuffing (or click here for ours!)
  • Chicken stock
  • 3oz Sliced Turkey
  • 2 Slices Gruyere
  • 1 Egg
  • 1tbs Milk
  • 1tbs Oil
  • 1oz Gravy


  • Slice the turkey thin, reserve.
  • Mix the egg with milk and season with salt and pepper, reserve.
  • Bring the stuffing to room temp. Press the stuffing into a patty, and if needed, add stock until the mixture holds together. You will need to make (2) patties.
  • Make a sandwich by using the patties as your bread and fill with the sliced turkey and cheese.
  • Chill the sandwich to make it easier to handle.
  • Heat the  sauté pan with oil at medium heat.
  • Take chilled sandwich, and batter with the egg mixture on both sides.
  • Cook for (2) minutes on each side until golden and hot.
  • Serve with your leftover Thanksgiving gravy!