Thanksgiving 2017 maybe over, and as we shift into Black Friday it time to shop and deal with the leftovers. Here is a good start on the the post turkey day leftover feast.
8 slices stone-milled rye artisan bread, about 1/2-inch thick
5 to 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup store-bought apple butter
1 pound sliced fresh roasted deli turkey
1/2 pound brie cheese, thickly sliced
1 bunch arugula, stems trimmed
Spread each of 4 slices of bread with 1/2 tablespoon of butter. Now spread each with 1 tablespoon of the apple butter. Top each slice of bread with a couple of slices of turkey, cover that with 2 to 3 slices of brie (enough to cover the turkey), and finally, arrange 2 to 3 arugula leaves on top. Spread the remaining 4 bread slices with 1/2 tablespoon of butter and lay them, buttered sides down, over the cheese; press gently.
Heat a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet over medium-low heat. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon butter and let it melt to evenly coat the bottom of the pan. Add as many sandwiches as will comfortably fit (either 2 or 4) and cook 2 to 3 minutes until the bread is golden brown and the cheese begins to melt. Flip and cook 2 to 3 more minutes to brown the bread. (Add another tablespoon of butter and cook the remaining sandwiches, if you need to.) Cut the sandwiches in half and serve hot.