Making a great turkey club sandwich isn't rocket science. The oldest existing club sandwich recipe appeared in Isabel Gordon Curtis' book entitled "Good Housekeeping Everyday Cook Book," written in 1903 - and little about the recipe has changed since then. Making your own turkey club at home is as easy as the sandwich is delicious.
Before beginning the entire process, you should assemble your ingredients. For a single turkey club sandwich, you will need three slices of bread, about three tablespoons of mayonnaise, a few leaves of Romaine lettuce, four slices of vine-ripened tomatoes, four slices of crispy bacon, four ounces of sliced turkey, some salt and pepper, and four toothpicks or cocktail swords.
Use a toaster or broiler to toast your bread on both sides. Cut your lettuce leaves in half and make two neat stacks with it.
Lay your three slices of toast on a clean working surface and spread about a tablespoon of mayonnaise on one side of each slice. Place one stack of lettuce on the first slice of toast, followed by two slices of tomato, some salt and pepper, two slices of bacon, and half of your sliced turkey. Break the bacon and fold the turkey and lettuce so that your sandwich is neat and compact, with little hanging over the edges. Repeat these steps with the second slice of toast.
Place the second piece of toast, complete with its toppings, on the first. The second slice of toast should be an effective barrier between the two sets of sandwich fixings. Cover your towering sandwich with the third slice of toast, placing it so the side with mayonnaise is facing down. You can pin the sandwich together using the toothpicks or cocktail swords.
Cut your sandwich in half diagonally with a serrated knife; this will make eating the sandwich much easier. Turkey club sandwiches are best served with potato chips and pickles.