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Buffalo Club Sandwiches

Buffalo Club Sandwiches


  • 8 slices bacon, preferably peppered

  • 1 cup crème fraîche

  • 1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles

  • 1 small clove garlic, grated or finely chopped

  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

  • 2 tablespoons flat leaf parsley, finely chopped

  • 2 tablespoons chives, finely choped

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)

  • 4 turkey cutlets or chicken cutlets (5-6 ounces each)

  • Salt and pepper

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1/4 cup hot pepper sauce, preferably Frank's Red Hot brand

  • 12 slices sandwich bread, toasted

  • 8 leaves bibb or green leaf lettuce

  • 4 thick slices tomato, preferably heirloom

  • Carrot and celery sticks, for serving


Pre-heat the oven to 375°F. Arrange the bacon on a broiler pan and bake until crisp, 15-18 minutes. While the bacon is cooking, in a small bowl, combine the crème fraîche, blue cheese crumbles, garlic, mustard, parsley and chives. In a large skillet, heat the EVOO, one turn of the pan, over medium-high heat. Season the turkey cutlets with salt and pepper, add to the skillet and cook until golden, about 4 minutes on each side. Scoot the cutlets to the side of the pan, add the butter and heat until melted. Stir in the hot sauce and coat the cutlets; turn off the heat. Layer each of four toast slices with a sauced turkey cutlet, another toast slice, a mound of the blue cheese spread, two criss-crossed slices of bacon, two lettuce leaves, one tomato slice, a sprinkling of salt and pepper and a third toast slice. Serve the clubs with the carrot and celery sticks.