Slice tomatoes as thin as possible, generously grind pepper over the top and put into fridge to keep cool.
In a skillet, over medium-high heat, sauté onion and garlic in olive oil until crisp-tender. (I will usually start to build the sandwich while garlic and onions are cookin').
Remove garlic onion mixture from skillet, reserving the oil.
Layer the turkey first followed by the Bacon then pour the garlic & onion mixture over the turkey and bacon on the bottom half of French bread, drizzle oil mixture lightly over the top and then sprinkle with basil.
Top with cheese and remaining half of bread.
Wrap loaf in foil.
Bake at 375°F for 25 minutes & cheese is melted.
unwrap and remove bottom slice of bread (upside down) add the cool, peppered sliced tomatoes, close it up and eat that bird!