Ross Geller’s Sandwich: The Moist Maker

Sometimes I feel limited keeping my fictional creations strictly literary. Then I remember that this is my blog and I can do whatever I want. So behold! Film & television inspiration is now admissible on Eating Books. With all of these Thanksgiving leftovers, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to craft the infamous Moist Maker from Friends. For those of you who pretend not to enjoy that delightful romp of ’90s prime-time television, Friends introduced us to a sandwich that could make a man lose his goddamn mind. And while I can’t stand Ross—let’s not get into thatI am on his side about pilfered lunches. Sticky fingers are annoying. It’s right up there with calling a sandwich moist in any official capacity, but I digress…

“You see, my sister makes these amazing turkey sandwiches. Her secret is she puts an extra slice of gravy-soaked bread in the middle. I call it the ‘Moist Maker.'”

The best part about this sandwich is that there’s really no wrong way to make it. Take all of your Thanksgiving leftovers and go to town. I was that kid who buttered bread and threw all of the contents of a pot roast on it (beef, carrots, potatoes) so this kind of sandwich is highly appealing to me. It’s the little things that make us happy…in this case, an extra piece of gravy-soaked bread. 

Ross Geller's Sandwich: The Moist Maker
The ultimate Thanksgiving leftover sandwich.
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Total Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
602 calories
46 g
159 g
14 g
69 g
4 g
299 g
865 g
4 g
0 g
8 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
299g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 602
Calories from Fat 121
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g
21%
Saturated Fat 4g
19%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 159mg
53%
Sodium 865mg
36%
Total Carbohydrates 46g
15%
Dietary Fiber 2g
9%
Sugars 4g
Protein 69g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
28%
Iron
39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. cranberry sauce
  2. roasted turkey
  3. turkey gravy
  4. mashed potatoes
  5. stuffing
  6. 3 slices of bread
  7. or
  8. ANY AND ALL THANKSGIVING LEFTOVERS
Instructions
  1. 1. Soak 1 piece of bread in gravy, set aside. Toast remaining two slices.
  2. 2. On one slice of toasted bread, create a layer of mashed potatoes, stuffing and turkey, with gravy-soaked bread in the middle.
  3. 3. Spread cranberry sauce on toasted bread and top the sandwich.
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calories
602
fat
14g
protein
69g
carbs
46g
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Rebecca Ritchey

Your resident book eater.

6 Comments
  1. Having recently finished watching the entire Friends series and Thanksgiving just passed I can’t believe I forgot about this recipe. I’ll have to save it for next year’s Thanksgiving. thanks for the reminder! I usually think back to Rachel’s trifle recipe mess up, accidentally adding beef into a dessert recipe, this recipe sounds wayyy better.

    1. I chose the perfect time to branch out into fictional tv food. I didn’t have to do any work other than put the sandwich together 😀 I considered also making the trifle, but I don’t think there’s any plausible way to spin that into something that tastes good!