You learn something new every day.
Turkey Manhattan is pretty much a quick go-to supper at our house. Considering I have been battling an awful bug for over a week now, I needed something quick and easy to make for supper tonight.
But I had no idea that our favorite turkey manhattan is actually exclusively a Hoosier thing.
"Turkey Manhattan” and “Roast Beef Manhattan” appear to be primarily Indiana dishes, dating from the 1950s. They are open-faced sandwiches, similar to Kentucky’s “Hot Brown.” Sliced roast beef or sliced turkey are placed on a slice of bread, covered with mashed potatoes and gravy.
The origin of the name “Manhattan” for this dish is unknown. Perhaps it is because the sandwiches were piled high, or perhaps (since the “Roast Beef Manhattan” appears to be the earlier one of the two) the term is related to the New York cut of meat.
Here is my quick and easy version.
deli oven roasted turkey - sliced extra thick
mashed potatoes (instant makes it quicker)
2 packages of dry turkey gravy mix
Make mashed potatoes according to box directions. Make turkey gravy according to package directions. Heat turkey slices in microwave until warm.
Place piece of white bread on plate, layer with slice of turkey, mashed potatoes and then cover all with gravy. Serve immediately.
Supper in less than ten minutes means early bedtime for my weary body.