Bacon Lettuce Turkey Log Recipe
1 14 inch middle-eastern
1 cracker bread round (called
1 la vosh)
2 oz neufchatel cheese at room
2 small slices lean bacon, cooked
1 crisp and drained on paper
2 tbsp each finely chopped celery
1 and green onion
2 oz thinly sliced, cooked turkey
1/4 ripe avocado, peeled and
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 several leaves of romaine
1 lettuce, hard core removed
1 freshly ground pepper
1. Run cracker bread under hot water uintil moistened but not soggy.
aside wrapped in clean damp towel.
2. In small bowl standing in hot water, soften and whip Neufchatel
to spreading consistency.
3. Crumble bacon and stir into cheese with celery and onion.
4. Using rubber spatula, spread cheese thinly over softened cracker
bread. (You may think there isn't enough mixture to cover but
be patient and persevere. You'll get there.)
5. Cover with turkey slices.
6. Dip avocado in lemon juice, then place on top of turkey.
7. Arrange Romaine leaves in a single layer over all. Sprinkle with
8. Roll bread up tightly to enclose filling. Wrap in plastic and
until ready to serve. (CAn be made up to 12 hours ahead.)
9. Just before serving, remove plastic wrap and slice in diagonal
NOTE: Large rounds of La Vosh-style cracker bread, if not readily
available in your local market, can usually be found in specialty
Neufchatel cheese, in case you are wondering, looks and tastes just
like cream cheese, but counts as a meat card instead of a fat card.
DEAL-A-MEAL CARDS USED: 1 Bread 1 Meat 1 Fat
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