14 years ago this week, I moved to Norman. The first day of work I made friends with my desk mate Amy, and she took me to lunch at Bison Witches in the downtown area where I discovered my favorite sandwich. It is a hole in the wall place that has pretty good pub food but now, because Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives TV show went to The Diner, a place next door to Bison Witches, it is always a huge ordeal to go eat because of the line into The Diner and the crowds at Bison Witches because of the people who get tired of waiting and want to eat something NOW! I decided I could pretty much make the sandwich, called Shelly’s Special, at home. I thought y’all might like it too so I took pictures of me making it. Now, this sandwich is not shy about flying her high-calorie flag so you should know that I only have this about once every few months, but it IS partially healthy! At the restaurant, it is served on a croissant but I made mine on toasted whole wheat bread to make it a bit less caloric. If you are a vegetarian like Chocolate Chip Uru, leave off the turkey. Love ya CCU!
Avocado, Cream Cheese, and Tomato Toasty
AKA Shelly’s Special
This is what you will need:
First step is the Mayo – I know, it’s pretty thick on there….
Then the turkey. I’m sure they use a whole roasted turkey but that’s way too much for 1 person!
Then the cream cheese – yep, it’s thick too.
Then tomatoes with a bit of salt.
Wash and blot those sprouts before you put them on….
And finally the avocado.
They serve homemade chips with their sandwiches which are wonderful. I have plain Lay’s.
If you have never had a sandwich like this, next time you splurge – do it with this!
LOOKS GOOD!! Norman isn’t THAT far from Kansas is it?? 🙂
Nope – I used to make the trip all that time! It would be worth the drive!!
Wow! That has several unusual (for me) ingredients on it. Sounds great.
They were to me at first, but really tasty!
That is my kind of sandwich! More innards than bread! I mean, look at that thick layer of cream cheese, for goodness sake. And all that avocado. PLUS the sprouts, tomatoes and turkey! Move over, Bison Witches! The only things I would add to make it personal: a little mustard and hot sauce.
Ooohhhh………hot sauce! I never thought of that! Great idea.
Cindy Lefebvre- Jamieson
Wow, now that is a sandwich! Love avocado on my turkey sandwich and love the addition of cream cheese and sprouts! Thanks for linking to Simple Supper Tuesday
This sandwich looks so good! love the photos!! =)
I didnt realize that we are “neighbors”! I live in Kansas. =)
Woo Hoo! Rock Chalk Jayhawk!!
Oh yeah. That’s got me written all over it. Yummo!
Food Stories (@FoodStoriesBlog)
The veg version sounds fabulous … I can see why you love it 🙂
I knew you would love the veggie version!!
Karen (Back Road Journal)
That is some sandwich…be careful you may get a line outside your kitchen door.
Now wouldn’t THAT be a sight?!?!
Anita at Hungry Couple
Where’s the bacon? 🙂 Turkey, mayo, tomato,and avocado all make sense to me and I’d rather have it on good crusty bread than a croissant, anyway. The cream cheese is an odd addition because, to my mind, you’d already be getting that gooey, buttery feeling from the avocados. But…what do I know… 🙂 It does sound absolutely delicious!
Mmmmmm…….bacon! That sounds wonderful!
It looks delicious. It reminds me of a favorite sandwich I had years ago in a little restaurant in Los Gatos, Ca. It was cream cheese, sprouts, avocado, and tomato. There must have been another secret ingredient in there too. I used to get teased because everyone else was ordering bacon and eggs and this is what I always ordered for breakfast:-)
I totally understand! Doesn’t it go well together? I had never eaten anything like it before and I will always think of it as my favorite sandwich! Thank you for dropping by and please come back anytime!
I’m intrigued by the cream cheese… I’ll have to try that!
It’s really pretty darn good!
Nerd With Taste
Man I have to try this sandwich! I have a panini maker at home… would it work to try this recipe in that? Looks awesome! AND YOUR BLOG NAME IS HILARIOUS!!!! -nerdwithtaste.wordpress.com
Thank you! I’m sure you could use your panini machine but the avocado and cream cheese might run a little – sometimes that’s a GOOD thing! The name of my blog is something I have called myself my entire adult life! I’m glad you enjoy it – because it’s meant to be funny. The blog is part of my rehab program to no longer consider myself Domestically impaired – JUST when I think I’m breaking out of it , I’m make some crazy sophomore mistake and I fall back just a little! Thanks for dropping by – I gave birth to a nerd about 32 years ago and about 8 years ago I gained a step-nerd – I must come over and visit your blog!
Nerd With Taste
Hahaha! I am so glad your solving your “domestically impaired” problem, because there doesn’t seem to be any as far as I can see! Glad you’re also a nerd. It’s a good thing.
When I worked at a deli in Portland Oregon i the late 70’s these sandwiches made mostly on Sourdough would sell for $8.50 a pop and we’d sell out fast. Soooo good.