But then last summer a colleague and I met for lunch at The Local--a perfectly lovely Irish pub in Minneapolis--and I had one of these sandwiches. I love the notion of replacing the two things I don't like, with two ingredients I really do like--turkey and cole slaw. Also, I used to live in Ireland, and the Irish really were always eating cole slaw on their sandwiches, so it felt familiar to eat this (although I never really ate a sandwich quite like this in Galway).
So, with St Patty's day right around the corner, thought the timing might be good to share this recipe with you. And I can only make a strong suggestion that you enjoy this with a pint of Caffrey's (Mr Beeper claims it is some of the best in Irish ale and gets hearts in his eyes when he spies it on the beer list).
Incidently, if you ever make it to Minneapolis, you should 1) call me, and 2) make a point of visiting The Local. It is as close to an Irish pub as you will come in the US and is run by real Irishmen, and the chips and vinegar are authentic, and unbelievably (but true), sells more Jameson Irish Whiskey than any other place on planet earth. I mean, as I said, I used to live in Ireland, and trust me, there is no small amount of whiskey consumed in that country in their own prolific pubs--but apparently, here in my hometown, we can out-drink the Irish when it comes to whiskey. And as a girl who enjoys her whiskey, well, I do my best to help out.