With fast food Frankensteins like the KFC Double-Down and the Doritos Taco making headlines in recent years, one might be lead to believe that freaky food mashups are a sign of a great American dumbing-down à la Mike Judge’s 2006 film Idiocracy.
But with Thanksgiving just around the corner, I’m reminded of a long-practiced culinary tradition often overlooked by the food-porn-loving corners of the web — the spiritual forebear to the most obscene sandwiches seen today. I’m talking, of course, about the Thanksgiving Leftovers Sandwich.
The Thanksgiving Leftovers Sandwhich, or T.G.L.O.S. as I like to call it, is a mouthful in more ways than one! Generally consisting of turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, and cranberry sauce on a bun, there are as many variations as there are possible combinations of leftovers from any given Thanksgiving meal. Some feature green bean casserole, creamed corn, potato salad, deviled eggs, pumpkin pie, or literally anything else left uneaten from the previous meal.
What follows is a truly vulgar display of excess while also being a tear-jerking tribute to gratitude and togetherness. Without further ado, it gives me great pleasure to present the 9 Greatest Thanksgiving Leftovers Sandwiches I’ve found from across the web.