This past Thanksgiving my family and had some non-traditional menu items. Before I tell you what it is, my main motivation for coming up with this menu was to experiment on different flavours and side dishes. And for the most part, that’s why I love cooking during the holidays-inevitably providing me with a group of taste testers! So without further ado, my Thanksgiving menu consisted of: slow cooked ham on pineapple juice, cranberry juice, cayenne powder and nutmeg; kale Caesar salad; chickpea and beet salad; blanched cauliflower and broccoli; potato latkes and an apple.
I’m proud to say that most of those dishes did not survive the second or third day. Leaving me with leftover ham (which turned into an awesome pulled pork), bacon strips and undressed kale leaves today. Finally getting the chance to talk to a lovely dear friend, I thought I used these ingredients to make a sandwich representative of her favourite items. Thus, the great ‘Pulled Ham Bagel Sandwich’ was born.
For this recipe, you can use any kind of bagel or left over ham/pulled pork from your fridge. You may also use another kind of green if you don’t have kale around; ordinary lettuce will work just as fine. I made a honey mustard sauce for the sandwich (yellow mustard, mayo, garlic paste, pepper and honey) to compliment the sweetness of the pork. Then just like any sandwich, you stack up the ingredients: toasted bagel bottom+ pulled pork + leftover bacon strips + hot sauce (for a little kick!) + kale + toasted bagel top.
I hope you and your families had a lovely Thanksgiving feast!
Have any leftover Thanksgiving creations? Leave a comment below and share with us!