• 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 (5-inch) round or square pieces rosemary focaccia, split
  • Vegetable oil or butter, for the griddle
  • 10 slices Monterey Jack cheese
  • 8 ounces sliced oven-roasted turkey
  • 4 slices applewood-smoked bacon, cooked until crisp
  • 1 avocado, halved and thinly sliced


Serves: 2


Preheat a griddle to 350F.

Combine the mayonnaise and vinegar in a small bowl. Spread 1 tablespoon on each cut side of the focaccia.

Add a little oil to the griddle. Place the focaccia, mayonnaise side up, on the griddle. Put 2 slices of cheese on top of each piece of bread, and cover with a heatproof bowl to melt the cheese.

Meanwhile, divide the turkey into 2 portions and put on the griddle to warm. Place the bacon slices in an X over each portion, and cover with the avocado and remaining cheese. Once the cheese is melted all around, put a mound of turkey on 2 bottom halves, and top with the remaining bread.

Add a bit more oil to the griddle and press the sandwiches with a cast-iron pan or other heavy thing, turning once, until the bread is crisp on both sides.