Wookiee Hut Cuisine presents:
Mama's Open-faced Creamy Comforting Sandwich
by SuSu

Sometimes a person needs comforting. Maybe it's just a case of the doldrums, or a bad day, or simply bad weather. Maybe life seems to be against you. A hot, comforting meal will help take the edge off, and make life seem a whole lot better.

When Mara Jade Skywalker died, everything changed for everyone — especially the life of the man who had killed her. Also, Mara's son, Ben, was profoundly affected and he sought to seek revenge, subjugating his thoughts and intentions, the better to track his enemy.

To keep to his mission, Ben did not comfort himself at any time; he felt he needed all his hatred. But every time he thought of his mother, he did not actually feel hate. Instead, he remembered this impromptu dinner she'd make for him and for his father out of a combination of leftovers, prepared and canned goods, and offal. His mother had been a talented and opportunistic cook and he realized he'd taken this for granted about her. He missed her intensely.

Though he could have made it for himself, Ben knew that it wouldn't be the same. Somehow, the open-faced format of the sandwich symbolized his mother to him ... So, he decided that he'd eat it again was when he'd achieved his vengeance and could be open-faced about his true self, once more.

  • fat taken from the vent of one chicken, or two tablespoons of butter or oil
  • ½ small onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 chicken liver, diced
  • half of one turkey breast or one chicken breast, leftovers, diced
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 hero / hoagie / sub sandwich rolls
Dice the fat and place in a skillet over medium-low heat to render the fat. Add the diced onion and cook till softened, then add the garlic and cook till soft. Dice the chicken liver and place in the skillet and fry till it's not pink on the outside — barely cooked. Add the diced turkey meat and cook till heated through. Add the contents of the mushroom soup can, and rinse out the can with half the volume of water and add that to the pan. Stir to combine, and season with black pepper.

Toast the rolls and split flat on a plate, cut-side up. Spoon the turkey mixture over the rolls and serve.

Yields 4 hearty sandwiches.

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