Bears are light sleepers. They can be quite restless during hibernation. To help them get back to sleep here’s a midnight sandwich with turkey and crunchy bacon to help them drift off to sleep and dream of bacon wrapped marmots.
1 proper baguette from Aviv
400g of sliced roast turkey or leftover turkey bits
12 dill pickle slices
12 slices of bacon
¼ cup of mayonnaise
2 Tbsp of yellow mustard or more to taste
1 cup of grated gruyere cheese
Get your oven on to 425˚F.
Prepare your baking sheet. Lay a large sheet of tin foil on the baking sheet. Now cover that tinfoil with a sheet of parchment.
Lay down the strips of bacon on the parchment so they are not overlapping. Bake the bacon until nice and crispy, about 20-25 minutes. When the bacon is done, don’t throw out any of the fat or parchment!
While the bacon is baking, assemble the sandwich. Cut the baguette in half lengthwise. On one half of the baguette spread the mayonnaise, smear the mustard on the other half.
Sprinkle ¼ of the cheese onto each half of the baguette.
Arrange the pickles along one half, top with the sliced turkey and sprinkle on ¼ of the cheese.
When the bacon is done arrange it along the other half of the baguette and top that with the remaining cheese.
Crank the oven up to broil.
Place the baguettes with their cheese facing up onto the pan full of bacon grease.
Plop the whole thing back into the oven and broil until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Keep a close eyes on it, it can be as quick as a minute or might take a couple more depending on your oven. You can either watch it or burn it.
When the cheese is golden and melty. Remove the sandwich from the oven and fit the two sides together. It is important to squish the sandwich properly with ample force to get all the ingredients nice and juicy.
This sandwich will serve on bear as a snack or 2 humans for dinner.
Aviv Fried makes outstanding baguettes. They love being loaded up with piles of juicy fillings like bacon and pickles and melted cheese. These are the kind of baguettes bears (and people) dream about.
Get fresh baguettes at Sidewalk Citizen Bakery 5524 1A St SW open Friday and Saturdays 10am-3pm and baguettes are usually hot out of the oven at 11 am. 403-457-2245.
Nerdbyte: This is a play on a traditional Medianocce sandwich but includes turkey instead of roast pork to help you get to sleep and bacon instead of ham to give you something to dream about.