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Old 10-20-2019, 09:23 PM
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Would you put mustard on a turkey sandwich?


I cooked a turkey last night. Tonight I made a turkey sandwich. My friend thought I was nuts putting mustard (Keens/Colemans) on it.

He says mayonnaise is the only was to go.

What do you prefer?
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Old 10-20-2019, 09:26 PM
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Mustard? MUSTARD??

Mayo is the ONLY way to go on a turkey sandwich.
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Old 10-20-2019, 09:28 PM
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I would have never thought so. But at my job we get free sandwiches every week during the busy season. I took a turkey sanwich and it was very good, a bit of a tangy taste along with the tomatoes and lettuce. It was the mustard, and I am a mayo kind of guy.

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Old 10-20-2019, 09:31 PM
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You must have mayo, but you can have mustard.
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Old 10-20-2019, 09:34 PM
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Every week in the sandwiches that are laid out, there are eggplant sandwiches. Always a couple are left over. Eggplant does not belong on a sandwich. A sandwich has 2 crucial components - bread and meat. Mayo is almost always the 3rd component. Cheese usually being 3B. On a corned beef or a pastrami, mustard. And for turkey, from now on I'm going with mayo and mustard

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Old 10-20-2019, 09:51 PM
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Mostly mayo, but I could see using a smidge of Gulden's spicy brown mustard if it's a BBQed turkey (or one of those that get dunked in a big tank of oil and catch your garage on fire.). On pumpernickel, if you please.
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Old 10-20-2019, 10:05 PM
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Both. Preferably a spicy brown mustard.
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Old 10-20-2019, 10:09 PM
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If YOU like the taste of it, why not?
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Old 10-20-2019, 10:12 PM
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Hang on, are you talking about deli-sliced turkey or chunky, left-over-Thanksgiving style turkey?

I can enjoy mustard on deli meat but not on chunky turkey. Mayo goes on that.
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Old 10-20-2019, 10:13 PM
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If it's just plain American yellow stuff, don't bother.

But good mustard? Sure.
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Old 10-20-2019, 10:48 PM
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If it's just plain American yellow stuff, don't bother.

But good mustard? Sure.
See? Keens/Coleman's!

ETA: Actually the plain stuff is good too. It adds a tangy, vinegary taste that I like.

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Old 10-20-2019, 10:49 PM
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i prefer bbq sauce
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Old 10-20-2019, 11:03 PM
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Either mustard or Sriracha, smoodged in with the mayo, is my go-to. Post-Thanksgiving, though, I might have the turkey with butter and pickled onions on a roll.
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Old 10-20-2019, 11:15 PM
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Several years ago I made some grainy cranberry mustard. It was really good on a turkey sandwich.
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Old 10-20-2019, 11:26 PM
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The best part of Thanksgiving or Christmas is having a turkey thigh meat sandwich later in the day. Mustard is good, but only as a substitute for what the sandwich really needs- Miracle Whip!

There. I said it, I mean it, and oh yeah, it tastes good!

Honestly, I found a store brand version of the wonderful spread I liked even better, but that chain went out of business. Oh well, Miracle Whip is still the stuff for turkey sandwiches!
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Old 10-21-2019, 12:04 AM
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I'm allergic to mayo so I put sweet-hot mustard on turkey sandwiches.
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Old 10-21-2019, 12:25 AM
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I'm a vegetarian, but almost any sandwich is improved by the addition of a good, coarse ground mustard.

Even better is horseradish. Not that namby pamby "horseradish sauce" stuff, but honest to God ground horseradish. It makes any sandwich better.

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Old 10-21-2019, 12:41 AM
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Oh, I'm not going to vote here because "either" wasn't an option. To be honest, I traditionally associate mayo with turkey sandwiches. Mayo with turkey; mustard with ham; and mustard or horseradish (and/or with mayo) with beef. But I, myself, go with mustard with turkey sandwiches, or oil & vinegar if I'm doing a sub. But that's it's not typical to do mustard with a turkey sandwich, for whatever reason.

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Old 10-21-2019, 12:53 AM
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You left out that always vital category "other."

For me, mustard is most likely okay. But if I have some delicious lime pickle or papaya chutney available, I'd rather have that.
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Old 10-21-2019, 01:00 AM
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Every week in the sandwiches that are laid out, there are eggplant sandwiches. Always a couple are left over. Eggplant does not belong on a sandwich. A sandwich has 2 crucial components - bread and meat. Mayo is almost always the 3rd component. Cheese usually being 3B. On a corned beef or a pastrami, mustard. And for turkey, from now on I'm going with mayo and mustard
Back when my old company had money, I ran an internal conference where we provided sandwiches for lunch. We of course had to provide a certain percentage of vegetarian ones - eggplant, squash and roasted red bell pepper. I hung around hoping that there weren't too many vegetarians so I could grab one. Not that the turkey sandwiches were bad.
With mayo, of course.
Turkey gets mayo only.
Salami and pastrami and pork and bologna get mustard. Not mayo, nice ladies who ran the lunch counter I used to go to when I delivered mail.
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Old 10-21-2019, 03:19 AM
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I love turkey breast on soft white bread with good old French’s yellow mustard. Some chips and sweet gherkins on the side, and a deviled egg, if there are any left. A much loved Thanksgiving tradition.
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Old 10-21-2019, 04:59 AM
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Hell yes! - but there's a tragic story behind it.

Having scored a year's worth of the best mustard in the world (Violette de Brive) which I actually went to Brive la Gaillarde to buy, I was told by my consultant that I was no longer allowed any red or processed meats. Five jars of mustard heaven and no (traditional) meats to garnish with it. So now I'll put it on anything; or, if I'm desperate for a fix, eat it straight from the jar.

Strawberries with mustard? Mmmmm.....

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Old 10-21-2019, 05:44 AM
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Well, I wouldn't do it, but if YOU like it, go for it. I am eternally baffled as to why people are so concerned with what other people put on their plate.
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Old 10-21-2019, 06:07 AM
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What I've loved since childhood is Buddig Smoked Turkey on white bread with butter.
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Old 10-21-2019, 06:11 AM
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Hell yes! - but there's a tragic story behind it.

Having scored a year's worth of the best mustard in the world (Violette de Brive) which I actually went to Brive la Gaillarde to buy, I was told by my consultant that I was no longer allowed any red or processed meats. Five jars of mustard heaven and no (traditional) meats to garnish with it. So now I'll put it on anything; or, if I'm desperate for a fix, eat it straight from the jar.

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Who's your consultant? Because if it's just a spouse or something, I'd tell them to go blow.
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Old 10-21-2019, 07:11 AM
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Who's your consultant? Because if it's just a spouse or something, I'd tell them to go blow.
No, consultant as in Doctor. Is this one of those US/English English things?

Medical reasons. *Sigh*

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Old 10-21-2019, 07:23 AM
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I could go either way. They each produce a distinctly different sandwich, but either are still good.

What's strange is that someone else cares what and how you eat and they have such a strong opinion about it that they have to express it to you.
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Old 10-21-2019, 07:31 AM
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No, consultant as in Doctor. Is this one of those US/English English things?

Medical reasons. *Sigh*

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Poor you

Usually, doctors are just called doctors here. You might hear Americans say "my cardiologist" or "my pediatrician" or whatever, but mostly it's doctor.

When you said consultant, I thought you might be playfully referring to an overly concerned spouse.

But even with doctors, I tend to shrug them off when they try to forbid me something I really want. If all I can eat is chia seeds and green leafy vegetables, I'd rather die sooner than later.
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Old 10-21-2019, 07:46 AM
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Hell yes! - but there's a tragic story behind it.

Having scored a year's worth of the best mustard in the world (Violette de Brive) which I actually went to Brive la Gaillarde to buy, I was told by my consultant that I was no longer allowed any red or processed meats. Five jars of mustard heaven and no (traditional) meats to garnish with it. So now I'll put it on anything; or, if I'm desperate for a fix, eat it straight from the jar.

Strawberries with mustard? Mmmmm.....

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Old 10-21-2019, 08:11 AM
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It depends on the mood. Sometimes I use mayo and sometimes mustard. I am also in agreement with my friends Broomstick and DCnDC. It baffles me when people need to decide for all of us what food and how to serve it is proper. Fix your turkey sandwich the way you like it. Ketchup on a hot dog? I wouldn't eat it but if that's your pleasure then go for it. You want to slather a well done steak with Heinz 57 sauce? Go right ahead.

I am sure that I eat things that some might find odd. I don't apologize for it. I just eat my peanut butter and yellow mustard on wheat bread sandwich and mind my own business.
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Old 10-21-2019, 08:34 AM
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Old 10-21-2019, 08:37 AM
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I love condiments. On a turkey sammich I could use mayo, mustard (we have at least a dozen varieties), barbecue sauce, horseradish, etc.
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Old 10-21-2019, 08:41 AM
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It never even occurred to me that mustard on Turkey could be weird. I do it all the time.
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Old 10-21-2019, 08:45 AM
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404?
I know what, but I don't know why.

Perhaps it's 404.21 - Bad condiment combination

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PS: No, not strawberries, I was exaggerating.
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Old 10-21-2019, 09:47 AM
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I mix mayo and mustard. Same with other sandwiches, like ham.
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Old 10-21-2019, 10:35 AM
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Both, at a 3:1 mayo:mustard ratio.
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Old 10-21-2019, 10:51 AM
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Both, at a 3:1 mayo:mustard ratio.
Ají de Gallina and panache45 have got the right idea -- a mustard-mayo mix works great with turkey (and pretty much all deli meat really).

The trick is proportions. Can't abide mustard with turkey? Cool, leave it off.

Some mustard with turkey sounds OK, but you're totally used to mayo? Just dab a little mustard on top of your mayo and spread it around. Mayo does a good job "carrying" mustard, so it's easy to spread a few drops of mustard evenly this way.

IMHO, quality of mustard barely matters. From $1,000/liter Maille Chablis down to the store-brand electric yellow stuff. Well, the good stuff is the good stuff, yes, but the cheap stuff can still at least lend that tart/vinegary note.
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Old 10-21-2019, 10:56 AM
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Miracle Whip and Plochman’s Yellow.
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Old 10-21-2019, 11:00 AM
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I don't like most condiments and would literally not eat mayonnaise unless I was under threat of bodily harm. However, based on the thread title I though it was strictly going to be a yes / no and I would conceivable put hot sweet mustard on a turkey sandwich.
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I don't like most condiments and would literally not eat mayonnaise unless I was under threat of bodily harm. However, based on the thread title I though it was strictly going to be a yes / no and I would conceivable put hot sweet mustard on a turkey sandwich.
I feel similarly, but not quite as extreme. To me, mayo is acceptable on a turkey sandwich, but pointless because it does nothing to enhance the flavor. For white meat that isn't all that flavorful mustard would be a real improvement. I'll also eat mayo on a BLT. Otherwise mayo is only an ingredient, not a condiment.

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Old 10-21-2019, 11:36 AM
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I can't stand mayo. Mustard on turkey sounds great to me.
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Old 10-21-2019, 12:04 PM
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Kraft Sandwich Spread. It works on all sandwiches.
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Old 10-21-2019, 12:06 PM
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I certainly do put mustard on mine sometimes. Mayonnaise is the devil's semen and is totally unacceptable.
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Old 10-21-2019, 12:09 PM
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Mustard belongs with anything. And I'll echo the Miracle Whip, too.
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Old 10-21-2019, 12:14 PM
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Chicken and turkey sandwiches get mayonnaised.

Any sandwiches made of of mammals get mustarded.

Occasionally I’ll mix a little horseradish with a little mayo and apply to a roast beef or ham sandwich in addition to mustard (on the other side, OF COURSE), but usually just mustard.
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The only place I like mustard is on my Brat, or occasionally a hot dog, so mayonnaise on my turkey, thank you.
Although I've been known to put cranberry sauce on a turkey sandwich.
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Mayo and Dijon mustard.

Even better, though: butter, cranberry and Brie, with some black pepper. Bonus if you can add leftover stuffing.
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Mayo and mustard on all sandwiches, even fried egg sandwiches. Most expensive mustard is not worth the money. For an extra 10$ you can have mustard that tastes like it with as made with a box of Franzia chardonnay, great.
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I know what, but I don't know why.

Perhaps it's 404.21 - Bad condiment combination

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PS: No, not strawberries, I was exaggerating.
Well, you shouldn't be. A nice leafy green salad with chicken, strawberries, almonds, and blueberries or mandarins and a sprinkle of feta is nicely dressed with a lemon mustard vinaigrette.
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Mayo and Dijon mustard.

Even better, though: butter, cranberry and Brie, with some black pepper. Bonus if you can add leftover stuffing.
This is starting to sound like Trep jr's notorious Xmas Dinner Sandwich. For reference:

Two slices of bread, buttered. Fill with (cold):

Turkey
Pigs in blankets*
Sliced roast potatoes
Parsnips
Sliced brussel sprouts
Stuffing
Gravy

Xmas has a lot of low points, but watching him eat that is pretty far down on the list.

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* - Not sure if the term "pigs in blankets" is known in the US and elsewhere - cocktail sausages wrapped in bacon and roasted with the bird.
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