The People's Choice: Turkey to Go Sandwich

  • Updated: August 17, 2014 - 1:00 AM

If “turkey sandwich” isn’t the first food that comes to mind when you think about exotic State Fair delicacies, think again.

There’s something about the Turkey to Go Sandwich from the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association that people obviously love. Exactly what that something is may forever remain a bit of a mystery. “A lot of turkey,” said Steve Olson, the association’s executive director, “and beyond that it’s a secret recipe, so I can’t tell you.”

Well, when pressed he’s willing to divulge a few more tiny details. The sandwich, launched about 15 years ago, is a juicy mix of marinated white and dark meat on a white bun. You can sprinkle a Cajun-flavored powder on it, or ask for it topped with bacon bits or cranberries and bleu cheese.

“It’s got a little bit of a kick to it, but it’s kind of a Minnesota kick,” Olson said.

“I think it has a unique taste profile, and it’s also a different way of serving turkey. That was our goal when we created it — to have a different product for people to taste.” □

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