2 Dollar Sandwich (But Cheaper)

A great sandwich is usually overpriced. But you can make this homemade sandwich for a total of 2 dollars PER SERVING. That means your 12 dollar sandwich is going right out the window.


Induction Cooktop

Baking Sheet Pan


Deli Meat:

  • 1 Large Turkey Breast skin on or off

  • 1 gallon ice water

  • 3/4 cup (216g) kosher salt

  • 1/2 cup (115g) brown sugar

  • 2 bay leaves, crumbled

  • 3 sprigs thyme

  • 1 Tbsp (9g) black peppercorns


  • 1/3 cup (80g)mayonnaise

  • 1/4 cup (48g) yellow mustard or Dijon

  • 1/4 cup (20g)finely chopped parsley

  • 2 cloves garlic grated

  • 8 slices bread of choice

  • 1 lb sliced turkey deli meat

  • 1 (1/2lb) container grape tomatoes

  • 3 Tbsp (45g) vegetable oil

  • 1/2 head iceberg lettuce

  • Thinly sliced red onion *optional*

  • Swiss cheese


Brining Method:

  1. Fill a large container with 1 gallon of water.

  2. To water, whisk and add in kosher salt, brown sugar, bay leaves, thyme, and black peppercorns.

  3. Pat dry skin-on turkey breast. Submerged into the brine. Cover and fridge overnight.

  4. Pat bird completely dry. Place on a wire rack set over a rimmed baking sheet lined with foil. Optionally coat with vegetable oil and additional seasoning.

  5. Place into a 400F oven for 30 minutes or until an internal temperature of 163F.

  6. Let rest until room temperature. Wrap and fridge until completely cold (3 hours to overnight).

  7. Thinly slice before serving.

Sandwich Method:

  1. In a medium bowl, add in mayonnaise, yellow mustard (or dijon), chopped parsley, 2 cloves of grated garlic, and season to taste with fresh ground black pepper and kosher salt. Mix together until combined.

  2. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add in tomatoes and let sear/char for about 3 minutes. Remove once seared/charred, place to side and season with salt and fresh crack black pepper.

  3. Thinly slice red onions. Place into a bowl covered with a wire rack and fill with water. Run water over onions for about 30 seconds. Drain.

  4. Slice 8 slices of bread. Optionally toast the bread using a toaster or over melted butter in a pan.

  5. On both halves of bread, spread on a generous amount of the mustard mayo sauce followed by lettuce, tomatoes, thinly sliced red onions, sliced turkey, and swiss cheese.

  6. Top with the other half of bread, slice and enjoy.