Fall menu Items at J.T. Schmid’s
Turkey dishes are not just for Thanksgiving
Sometimes the cooler weather makes you want to try some “fall-ish” comfort food. Last week I visited JT Schmid’s to get a pre-thanksgiving turkey fix on. Specifically I wanted to try out their Turkey Burger and their Turkey Club. Although in true Tom fashion I overindulged and tried more than those two items.
I regularly eat at their Tustin location during my lunch breaks and it is a regular stop for after work happy hours. Their other location is near Angel’s stadium. Their cuisine is American comfort food and they do a good job of it. This is the same restaurant I featured with the “Badder Asser Buger.” Here is what I recommend you order if you find yourself with a fall flavor fix as well.
JT Schmid’s Turkey Burger
JT Schmids actually makes one of the better Turkey Burgers in Orange County. If you are a Turkey Burger fan, you will really appreciate the depth of the meat’s flavor and juiciness. Occasional turkey burger eaters will enjoy the burger as well.
The burger is made simply, yet it had deep flavor layers. The turkey burger rests on brioche bun and dressed with lettuce, mayonnaise, sprouts, avocado, Monterrey jack cheese, and bacon. The burger is stacked high with ingredients, so it will require two hands. This may require you to put your phone down for a few minutes, swipe right another time.
Sweet Potato Fries
I ordered my turkey burger with their house made sweet potato fries. The sweet potato fries are lightly tossed with sugar and salt. The fries come off a little sweet for your palate, just add an extra pinch of table salt and it changes the flavor profile to more savory.
I chatted with the Manager about the fries and he indicated that they make their own hand cut fries. Although they wouldn’t tell me the secret method, their fries come out with a crispy exterior and a creamy inside.
Turkey Club Sandwich
This sandwich most reminded me of the type of sandwich I would make after a Thanksgiving meal. The club sandwich is made with fresh roasted turkey, apple wood bacon, lettuce, tomato, mayo and served on a toasted sourdough bread. The turkey itself was amazing and the bacon just amped up the flavor. The sandwich is piled sky high, no corner cutting.
Ahi Melt Sandwich
What you talkin about Willis? A tuna sandwich made with real ahi tuna? Yes that is correct. Higher quality tuna makes a better sandwich. The tuna was mixed with with mayo and served on a marble rye bread and dressed with jack cheese, avocado, tomato, sprouts, and an herb aioli sauce. Yumm!!! It is served hot with the cheese all melty.
The Turkey Club was served with garlic mashed potatoes, which could beat my mamma’s mashed potatoes. Sorry Mom, but I love garlic and skins in my mashed potatoes.
Jalapeno Mac and Cheese
My favorite dish at JT’s is their Jalapeno Mac and Cheese. The creamy cheese sauce is made with ale, jack, cheddar and pepper jack cheese. The secret sauce is mixed with Raditori pasta, grilled chicken, diced tomato, jalapenos and of course bacon! This dish is not extremely spicey, but it does have a little heat. If you are afraid of the jalapenos, don’t be, the seeds have been cleaned out so you get more flavor than heat. This dish is filling, watch out!
I recommend the beer tasting flight as well, great way to add variety to your meal. That is what I did
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