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This week's recipes from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen

November 26, 2011 |  6:00 am


Food deputy editor Betty Hallock gives us some more ideas for our Thanksgiving leftovers by revisiting the turkey sandwich:

This week, the leftover-turkey sandwich looms especially large. According to the National Turkey Federation, 91% of Americans eat turkey -- about 675 million pounds of it -- for Thanksgiving. And much of Thursday's bird will probably end up between a couple of pieces of bread. So, what better time to revisit the turkey sandwich?
The turkey sandwich has made something of a coast-to-coast comeback, and the latest renditions are a far cry from the cracker-dry club.

Hallock chats with L.A. chefs Michael Voltaggio, Ricardo Zarate and Judy Han, scoring recipes for their turkey sandwiches that will have you looking at holiday leftovers in a whole new light.

Food also explores the surprisingly easy world of homemade mustard. Soak some seeds in the liquid of your choice, add a little seasoning, maybe a few flavorings, and you have a custom condiment all your own!

This week's recipes include:

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Photo: A turkey sandwich made with buckwheat bread, kabocha squash whipped with creme fraiche, applewood smoked bacon, hot carved turkey, romaine and cranberry chutney prepared at Mendocino Farms in West Hollywood. Credit: Christina House / For The Times