Merchant Pockets Sandwich

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Middle East
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Author: Amira
A neat easy ground turkey stuffed sandwiches for your next party.
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  • 3 Tablespoon vegetable oil.
  • 1 yellow onion , diced.
  • 1 lb ground turkey.
  • 1/2 cup bell pepper , diced.
  • 1 cup carrots , diced.
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin , powder.
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom , powder.
  • salt and pepper.
  • optional: 3 triangles of a creamy cheese , like the laughing cow.
  • 1 packet of bread , sliced.
  • 2 eggs.
  • 1 cup bread crumbs.*
  • Oil for frying.
  • Your favorite spread , lettuce, tomato, cucumber for filling the pockets.


  • On a pot over medium-high heat sauté onion in oil until fragrant, takes about 2 minutes.
  • Add ground turkey, pepper, carrots and all the spices.
  • Cook until completely done. Add the cheese, mix everything well and let it simmer for another 3 minutes. Turn off the heat and set aside.
  • In a bowl, beat the eggs wee. Put the breadcrumbs in another bowl and season.
  • Take two slices of the bread then try to flatten them a bit with your rolling pin.
  • With a cup, a bowl or a big circle cookie cutter, cut a big circle of the bread.
  • Heat oil in a frying pan.
  • Dip the bread in eggs, then bread crumbs and fry each circle until golden brown.
  • Cut each circle of bread in half, this will give you two pockets to stuff.
  • Place your favorite spread, I’ve used mayo, with a piece of lettuce then top with the turkey stuffing.
  • Serve hot.
  • Enjoy!!


* You can season the breadcrumbs with salt and pepper or any other seasonings that you like, you might also consider adding some parm. cheese.

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