If you find it’s still too warm to repurpose your charcuterie into a delectable soup, consider using it for a food that is good no matter what time of year it is—a hearty sandwich! The best part of a next-day sandwich is that you can use every part of your platter, not just the meats! From bread and cheese to sides like veggies and nuts, charcuterie repurposed tastes (almost!) as good as the original.
Here are some tips and tricks for turning your charcuterie platter into a variety of leftover succulent sandwiches the whole family will love!
Use your leftover charcuterie to make a delicious spin on hot roast beef, an Italian hero or an open-faced chicken or turkey sandwich!
Leftover preserved meats can be spruced up with a tasty homemade sauce to add moisture and depth. While you can easily use handy condiments or canned gravy, this is a great opportunity to get creative in the kitchen. Try this recipe for homemade cucumber gyro sauce, which tastes great with almost any meat—not just lamb!
Forget boring white bread straight out of the bag! You can make a delicious, out-of-the-ordinary sandwich using the baguette or French bread leftover from your charcuterie platter. Bonus—these hearty breads are great for grilling. Throw your sandwich in a skillet or on a panini press for a hot sandwich you’ll want to eat again and again!
Don’t let those chunks of artisan cheese go to waste! A spin on an old classic, gourmet grilled cheese made with unique flavors like bleu, feta and Gouda cheese is out of this world! You might never go back to classic American again.
Blanched, cooked or raw, you can easily make your leftover veggies a delightful topping for your sandwich. Sauté leftover onions, peppers or mushrooms for a delectable flavor addition on your hot sandwich.