Smoked Turkey with Swiss and Onion Marmalade

Culinary Setting
Deli Turkey


4 oz unsalted butter

8 qt Spanish onions, peeled and thinly sliced

1/2 c sugar

1 c dry sherry

3 tbsp red wine vinegar

As needed olive oil

20 (6 to 7-inches long) French rolls, split

4-1/2 lbs SMOKED TURKEY BREAST, sliced

1-1/4 lbs Swiss cheese, sliced into 1-oz slices


Onion Marmalade

In a large, heavy bottom pan, melt butter and sauté onions over medium-high heat, stirring often.

Add sugar and blend well. Reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring often, 20-25 minutes until onions are dark golden brown. (If needed, add 1 tablespoon water, at a time, to prevent onions from sticking to the pan.)

Stir in sherry and vinegar and cook until liquid is nearly evaporated. Transfer to a clean container and cool completely. Hold for service.

Assembly and Service

For each sandwich, brush olive oil on cut surfaces of rolls. Grill until lightly toasted. Hold warm for service.

On a small microwavable-safe plate, arrange smoked turkey in a 6 X 3-inch rectangle (to fit the French rolls). Top with 2+ ounces onion marmalade and cover with 1-ounce Swiss.

Microwave, on medium power, until heated through and cheese melts.

Using a spatula, transfer turkey with onions and cheese to the lower half of the grilled roll.

Cover with top roll half, slice on the diagonal and serve immediately.