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Your favorite sandwich. Ones you make at home.

Wondering what's CHers favorite make at home sandwiches are.....cold cuts, cheese, type of bread, toppings.

I usually stick to BH honey maple or smoked turkey, BH low sodium ham and Alpine Lace provolone. Typical bread is whole grain...doesn't matter what kind. Topped with dill pickle chips, onions, shredded icebereg lettuce and a little mayo.

Yesterday, I decided I was sick of this so I bought some BH roast beef and BH vermont cheddar. What a nice change !! Made with ketchup on rye. Yum !

What are your favorite combos!!

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    1. It's not gourmet, but my favorite sandwich that I make at home is a fried bologna & cheese with mustard.

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      1. re: Infomaniac

        OMG Fried Bologna! Gosh I miss that stuff, but this modern processed bologna doesn't work at all. (Some idiot decided to "fowl" up the bologna and then over process it on the fillers)

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        1. re: RShea78

          Fried bologna with creamy cole slaw.

          The problem with bologna these days is they are generally made with added sugar (most often HFCS), so that burns black when you try to fry it. Look around for some good bologna without any type of sugar and you'll be OK, but it ain't easy to find.

          1. re: johnb

            My favorite growing up was grilled cheese and bologna, yummmm.

        2. re: Infomaniac

          Add a fried egg (over easy) to it and it's perfect. Actually, add a fried egg to any savory sandwich makes it better.

          1. re: rcheng

            oh yeah...I can't beleive I haven't tried that yet.

            1. re: Infomaniac

              I love a fried egg sandwich with the egg sunny-side up, and a hole punched through the top slice of bread to just fit the yolk. Best eaten with utensils!

            2. re: rcheng

              I'm a huge fan of the Croque Madam(ham & swiss or gruyere cheese w/ dijon)! A fried egg makes anything taste better.

          2. I make a breakfast sandwich now and then:

            A colleague of mine made some red & black raspberry jam, which I spread on the inside of slices of toast. Then I put a generous ration of scrambled egg & bacon, with some grated cheese--swiss or mozzarella or whatever I have on hand.

            For a lunch sandwich I like roast beef and provolone with horseradish.

            Don't put lettuce on my sandwich, and don't ever, ever, ever use soft, squishy store-bought white bread.

            1. Sliced apples, brie, and basel on a baguette.

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              1. re: Jennie

                what kind of apple?
                Granny Smith?

                1. re: jupiter

                  I usually use granny smith or gala.

                2. re: Jennie

                  Sliced Granny smith apples and brie. I love that combination on a turkey burger!

                3. Sourdough, provolone, basil mayo, grilled japanese eggplant, roma tomatoes...brush with olive oil, grill...try not to eat too fast!

                  1. Boar's Head Cajun Turkey with a jalapeno creme cheese, diced tomatos, roasted red peppers, chopped dates on a wrap.

                    Comfort food sandwich is either left over turkey (i.e. Thanksgiving), Duke's mayo with salt and pepper....or...leftover meatloaf.

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                    1. re: Moonpie

                      I looove the cajun turkey!!! always feel like i'm the only one byuing it, haha! the people at the deli in my supermarket always look surprised and ask if it's any good, haha

                    2. Perhaps just a tad on the periphery of this topic, but I noticed that Albertson's Supermarket is now carrying both Boar's Head and RENAISSANCE brand deli meats; I have never seen this brand, or perhaps never noticed it. The counter-person thought that the Renaissance was superior. Has anyone tried these two brands side-by-side? Which one wins on taste?

                      1. for me there's nothing like a grilled cheese sandwich with a lot of hummus inside, slathered between the cheese and the bread. num.

                        barring that, i love a homemade egg sandwich, preferably on an english muffin, with cheese, old bay seasoning, and something porky.

                        1. Ever since I was a little kid my hands down favorite has been cheese and onion. Simple bread, Hellmans, red or white onion, sharp cheddar and ice berg lettuce. Had one for lunch today. when i can't think of what else might please me for lunch it is my go to sandwich.

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                          1. re: Candy

                            Reminds me of McSorely's in NYC: they have a lunch plate which is sliced white onion (raw), slices of a sharp cheese (probably cheddar), and saltines... wow, is it good! McSorely's is a classic old Irish bar (some say the oldest bar in NYC) so this dish is served with beer - which is just perfect.

                            1. re: steinpilz

                              What a way to ensure that you stay in the bar all afternoon. You won't want to face anyone else -- or no one else will want to face you -- after all that onion. ;)

                              1. re: steinpilz

                                I know this is an older post, but you missed something. It also comes with liverwurst and that sinus clearing mustard. And the saltines come in the sealed bag. Saltine, lay liverwurst on top, slather with hot mustard, apply cheddar, top with onion, and you're breath is kickin'. No wonder women weren't allowed in for so long!

                            2. Egg sandwich with cheese on an english muffin.

                              For lunch it would have to be pastrami and swiss on rye with spicy mustard.

                              1. 1- sharp cheese of some sort, apple/pear, onion, mustard, whole wheat (sometimes grilled - onions too, sometimes cold)

                                2- sharp cheese, onion, tomato, homemade b&b pickles, honey mustard (always cold)

                                3- some sort of blue cheese, tomatoes, and onion grilled

                                4- and the standby - natural pb, salt, homemade raspberry jam

                                1. Tuna Melt on Sourdough. Mmmmm

                                  1. 1. Ripe tomato, fresh mozzarella, basil, olive oil and garlic on ciabatta. Sometimes I add a drizzle of balsamic.

                                    2. Ripe tomato and mayo on white bread.

                                    3. Grilled cheese with american & provolone, honey roasted turkey and thin-sliced tomato.

                                    4. Tuna mixed with a little mayo and pepper, topped with a slice of american cheese and tomato on an english muffin. Melted.

                                    I just realize I include tomato on just about every sandwich I make.

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                                    1. re: QueenB

                                      Oh, I forgot to add that as a breakfast sandwich, I'm a sucker for a fried egg (yolk broken), scrapple, slice of american cheese and ketchup on white toast sammie. Unfortunately, I'm going to have to have scrapple shipped to me here in Texas, because they don't seem to carry it.

                                      1. re: QueenB

                                        I love a scrapple sandwich on a roll with butter and ketchup! I can' resist buying scrapple when I find it here in So. Cal.

                                    2. QueenB's #2, with a slice of Land o Lakes American Cheese. I eat these every day during tomato season. Mmmmmmmm

                                      1. My quick goto lunch sandwich is usually cheddar on multi grain bread with Lime Pickle..

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                                        1. re: King of Northern Blvd

                                          Homemade bread (this is the deal breaker), rare roast beef, realy salty and sour dill pickles, sharp chedder and horseradish mayo.

                                          It's messy but good.

                                        2. just finished a grilled land o lakes cheese on some whole wheat. love a good low sodium bh ham with american on a stop and shop onion roll with sweet peppers (blimpies if i have) with hellman's mayo. nice tuna melt with cheddar and low sodium tuna and hellman's. and let's not foret the king of sandwiches, drum roll please, the PBJ with strawberry preserves.

                                          1. Simple grilled cheese with real cheddar cheese
                                            Peanut butter and jelly on toasted bread

                                            Must tried fried bologna sandwich soon...mmm!

                                            1. Bacon, lettuce and tomato on toasted sourdough, no mayo.

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                                              1. re: poulet_roti

                                                You got it. But you have to have the pepper bacon - yum!

                                              2. Faves, in no special order (it all depends on weather and mood): thick-sliced ham on homemade white bread with real butter and stout mustard; braunschweiger, Swiss cheese and HB egg on the same bread with butter, mustard, mayonnaise and a wisp of lettuce; meatloaf (mine!) with butter, mustard, mayonnaise, horseradish, a smear of ketchup and a slice of mozzarella on damn near anything; grilled sharp cheddar cheese on buttered sourdough, with maybe a touch of mustard wiped onto the inside. I also love two variations on that last, one adding a slice of ham between the two layers of cheese, the other with a layer of braunschweiger.

                                                I do love a BLT, but I can't imagine it without mayo! Well, I can, but I'd rather not...

                                                1. Fennel salami on buttered rye with BH or Plochman's mustard..and, lately, savoy cabbage instead of lettuce. Perhaps, some Swiss, too.

                                                  -jennyfur

                                                  1. I posted this a few days ago in the mayo thread. I thought it might be worth repeating here....

                                                    I'm reminded of an interview I saw once with Julia Chlid. (I think it might have been Larry King...) She was asked if she had to name her one, absolute favorite food, what would it be? Without a moments hesitation she replied, "Sliced fresh tomatoes on white bread with Hellmann's Mayonnaise."

                                                    I couldn't agree more....

                                                    Uncle Ira

                                                    1. A few thin slices of Proscuitto di Parma, a very generous smear of triple-creme (Supreme Brie or Pierre Robert) cheese, Agrimontana fig preserves, fresh ground pepper and a drizzle of rosemary-infused olive oil; all between warm ciabatta. Yummy balance of chewiness, salt, sweet and butterfat.

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                                                      1. Certainly not fancy.. A BLT with a little bit of cheese and a fried egg on top. On crusty toasted bread. Oh man, so good.

                                                        1. Rosemary Ham with Iceberg Lettuce(Shreaded), Provelone(slightly melted) Beaver Hot Sweet Mustard, Tomatoe, sliver red onion, Mt Olive no sugar bread and butter pickels little olive oil and red wine vinegar on a whole wheat roll from Genoa's in Oakland, CA

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                                                          1. re: mustardgirl

                                                            Citterio Rosemary ham from TJs? I love it.

                                                          2. I ate tomato sandwiches on white bread with mayo every day the year I was 10. Even then I knew the ripe, garden grown tomatoes were better, but even in December that's what I ate.
                                                            Now my fave sandwiches to make at home are:
                                                            grilled cheese (I like a blend of Monterey Jack and Cheddar) whole grain bread with a thin layer of chutney or not
                                                            Italian combo on a big crusty wedge that I wrap tight and let sit for at least two hours so the flavors really blend
                                                            thinly sliced rare steak, grilled onions piled into the center of a whole round loaf of bread (hollow out the center, leave about an inch around the crust), spread on some good mustard and homemade mayo--wrap in plastic wrap and put it in fridge with a cast iron skillet on top for at least two hours.

                                                            1. fresh mozzarella,basel and tomato on a baguette

                                                              1. Roasted eggplant on hollowed-out crusty bread, roasted red peppers, feta or goat cheese, vinegar/basil/olive oil mix. Bake in 400-deg oven until bread is REALLY crusty and things are heated through. Yum!

                                                                1. Great Question

                                                                  Whole Wheat Pita, One side toasted, one side soft. Apply mustard to the warm side (truffle mustard recommended if available)

                                                                  Fresh Turkey, Italian Salami (hot sorpressata is best)
                                                                  Thin sliced red onion, sun dried peppers (roasted works good too), capers, olives and some arugula or spinach for filler.

                                                                  I cannot stop eating this thing!!!

                                                                  1. Rueben sandwich on Dark Rye,

                                                                    I sometimes get these @ delis(mannys deli - Chicago) or restaurants, but @ home I can control the bread, the ammount/brand of kraut, and the quality/thickness/quantity of corned beef.

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                                                                    1. re: swsidejim

                                                                      I also make Philly Cheesesteak sandwiches @ home. I get my butcher to freeze a chunk of ribeye, and then slice it paper thin for me on the meat slicer. Throw it on the griddle, with some oil and onions add some cheese, sweet and hot peppers, throw it on a philly roll, and I am good to go watch some sports on t.v.

                                                                      1. re: swsidejim

                                                                        We recently started getting Steak-Ums here in Toronto. They may not be the best beef in the world, but they fry up in 30 seconds. I turn on the griddle, cut up the onion, and turn on the toaster oven. Put the bun in the oven, and by that time the onion is ready. Lay the onions on the bun to keep them warm, throw the Steak-Um on the grill, and turn it after 20 seconds or so. Then lay the steaks on the onions, top with a couple of slices of cheese, and bang - you're good to go. I can make one of these on a commercial break.

                                                                        1. re: KevinB

                                                                          Kevin, I too love the ease and quickness of steakums, but I've moved on from them and on to cube steaks. Get the pan nice and hot season with salt, pepper, garlic powder and I like a little Worcestershire and Hot Sauce flip them after about thirty seconds and throw some cheese on top, throw a cover on them so the cheese melts and then I take them out of the frying pan after about a minute. The outside is seared and the middle is medium rare, and they are only about a 1/4" thick. Slice them into 1" wide strips and lay them.on the bread. Sometimes I add a condiment, but usually they are fine by themselves. They are also something ridiculous like $2.50 a lb and I've noticed the price of steakums is pretty high for what you're getting.

                                                                          1. re: jhopp217

                                                                            http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/20...

                                                                            my husband loves this so much, it's replaced steakums in his nascar loving Sunday afternoon ......

                                                                            1. re: jeanmarieok

                                                                              I love it. Almost exactly what I make, except I get some really good italian bread and it's even better

                                                                              1. re: jeanmarieok

                                                                                Oh my lord this looks good! Must try. Thanks for the link! I enjoy her site, but never think to poke around much.

                                                                      2. If I feel like being fancy my favorite would have to be : prosciutto w/ goat cheese and a drizzle of balsamic on pressed flatbread.

                                                                        If I feel like being simple it would be a couple slices of beefsteak tomatoes on sourdough w/ miracle whip and generous grindings of salt & pepper - mmmm...

                                                                        1. Sliced homemade roast chicken or turkey breast (I can't STAND the fake taste & texture of "deli" turkey!) on dark rye with lettuce and lots of mayo. Bacon optional.

                                                                          1. In the summer, tomato, basil and Hellmans, with lots of salt and pepper, on anything. Any other time, warm, roasted or grilled eggplant and sweet onions with fresh mozarella and olive oil on sourdough.

                                                                            1. I love sandwiches of all kinds, but these are the ones I prepare most frequently at home. Nothing fancy here!

                                                                              Tuna mixed with onion, celery, lemon juice and mayo on toasted bread (I prefer a good bakery roll) with lettuce, tomato, mayo, S&P. Side of chips.

                                                                              Tuna melt with swiss on seedless rye (because there are no diners in So.Cal)

                                                                              Fried egg, lettuce, tomato, S&P on toasted artisan bread.

                                                                              Grilled cheese, grilled cheese and tomato, or grilled cheese and ham with a side of cream of tomato soup.

                                                                              1. Not to long ago a buddy said "Sometimes there's nothing like a good sandwich." To which I replied "Always there's nothing like a good sandwich."

                                                                                I would have to say that for me it's a Muffaletta without question.

                                                                                I don't have access to Muffaletta bread so I've been making them panini style of late.

                                                                                Vienna, cut on the bias
                                                                                Black Forest ham
                                                                                Genoa salami(Hot of course)
                                                                                Provolone
                                                                                Olive salad

                                                                                Grilled.

                                                                                Awesome

                                                                                DT

                                                                                1. Wheat bread, fried egg, tomato, salt and pepper, mayo and lots of it.

                                                                                  1. olive oil in a pan with some onions. add fresh portabello mushrooms sliced up... maybe a red pepper... add balsamic vinegar... put on nice roll with fav cheese

                                                                                    yummy

                                                                                    1. Bakery quality whole grain bread. Natural almond butter. A few slices of granny smith. Apple butter. Cinnamon and drizzle of honey. Optional: sprinkle of salt and/or cayenne pepper.

                                                                                      1. just did a boars head blazin buffalo chicken panini with one side frontera's cilantro salso and the other side desert pepper cheese sauce. yum.

                                                                                        but if you want to go all out and make a knockout - Grilled Honey Lime Chicken Sandwiches: http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recip...

                                                                                        1. Several favorites:

                                                                                          1. Grilled cheddar on rye with Mister Mustard "Hot."

                                                                                          2. Does a quesadilla count? I like mine with cheddar and pickled jalapeño slices, or cheddar and Chinese chile-garlic sauce, plus a pinch of salt. Sometimes pepper Jack instead—tacky but good.

                                                                                          3. Baguette with thinly sliced apple, a creamy havarti, and a good slather of the lightly browned, crusty butter solids you skim off the top when you make ghee.

                                                                                          4. Toasted sourdough, mayonnaise, thick slices of late-summer tomato, and lots of salt and even more pepper.

                                                                                          5. Muffaletta the way my guy and I made it that one time: A huge, hollowed-out round of crusty bread (not your standard wimpy Central Grocery–type loaf) with about thirty bucks' worth of Italianate hams and salamis and provolone stuffed inside, plus basil, tomatoes, and the most pungent and mouth-puckering olive relish (good black olives, garlic, fresh thyme, pepper, tarragon vinegar, and olive oil) you've ever tasted. Wrapped in parchment, then foil, then weighted down in the fridge for a few hours. Oh my god.

                                                                                          1. Pepper jack and tomato slices on a pita which is then broiled until the pita is crispy and the cheese is melted. Yum.

                                                                                            A perfectly made fried egg on buttered bread is pretty dang good, too.

                                                                                            1. Portugese Roll
                                                                                              Prosciutto
                                                                                              Fresh moz
                                                                                              Basil Leaves
                                                                                              Roasted Red Peppers
                                                                                              Olive Oil
                                                                                              Balsamic

                                                                                              1. I roast a fresh pork shoulder now and then, just to make cuban sandwichs, mayo, swiss, mustard, sliced roast pork, garlic butter, real cuban bread or portuguese rolls buttered on both sides and pressed on a hot cast iron skillet

                                                                                                1. this morning i made a sandwich from a piece of naan sliced part-way open, stuffed with proscuitto and havarti, toasted in the toaster oven till warm and gooey on the inside, chewey/crisp on the outside. simple and salty -- heaven. ;)

                                                                                                  1. At home, a very simple tuna salad (albacore, mayo, pickle relish) with crisp bacon. With tomato if in season, thin-sliced red onion and lettuce if easily at hand, on a lightly toasted bread or english muffin.

                                                                                                    1. Nat'l peanut butter with honey and bananas on whatever bread is handy.
                                                                                                      Tuna Melt on an english muffin
                                                                                                      tomato and cheddar with mayo
                                                                                                      fried ham and egg on sourdough toast
                                                                                                      spicy sprouts with tomato and mayo on seed or multigrain
                                                                                                      there are just so many...I'm getting hungry.

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                                                                                                      1. re: bolivianita

                                                                                                        I love peanut butter, banana and honey sandwiches.

                                                                                                        1. re: alliebear

                                                                                                          Add a handful of granola as well, it's even better that way!

                                                                                                          1. re: Sara T.

                                                                                                            Too bad I already ate! I always add tater chips to all my sandwiches.

                                                                                                        2. re: bolivianita

                                                                                                          The peanut butter and banana sandwich is the most often made sandwich in my house. Sometimes I'll add honey, sometime hulled roasted sunflower seeds. Sometimes I'll even toss in a few chocolate chips!

                                                                                                          My other favorite is avocado, monterrey jack, sprouts and mustard on whole wheat bread. (If tomatoes are in season I'll add a slice too)

                                                                                                          1. re: heypielady

                                                                                                            Try adding brown sugar to your Elvis blend, then batter and fry... Or, add a layer of Nutella. One other thought (that I invented for my ex one day) adding crushed chocolate covered espresso beans (from Williams-Sonoma or wherever), but he loved the banana-pb-choc-mocha combo.

                                                                                                            1. re: Emme

                                                                                                              What kind of batter? Like french toast batter? Egg and milk? That sounds yummy.

                                                                                                              1. re: heypielady

                                                                                                                exactly, french toast batter. egg, milk, a little flour and cinnamon and vanilla.

                                                                                                        3. ok, this has to be made just right, the way we used to make it where i worked.
                                                                                                          First, a rye sandwich bread, must be very light with a chewy crust
                                                                                                          - Your choice of meat
                                                                                                          - Butter
                                                                                                          - Hellmans Mayo, and/or mustard
                                                                                                          - shredded carrots (best if shredded the day before and allowed to dry out just slightly or else they get mushy
                                                                                                          - Sliced tomato
                                                                                                          - shredded cheese
                                                                                                          - sliced cucumber
                                                                                                          - sliced mushrooms
                                                                                                          - shredded lettuce
                                                                                                          - salt and pepper
                                                                                                          My favorite had a peppered chicken breast...
                                                                                                          i have made thse at home lots, they are never QUITE the same as there, but close enough.
                                                                                                          omg, i'm so hungry now i want one!

                                                                                                          1. I made a huge prok loin last week and have been enjoying sandwiches. I made one the other day with the condiments of whole grain mustard, fig jam and some mesculun on sourdough. I also like making Monte Cristo Sandwiches.

                                                                                                            1. Dark Rye, Turkey, Gouda. A few pieces of thin sliced onion.

                                                                                                              1. These are all great ideas. I can't believe all of the votes for egg sandwiches and tomato sandwiches!!!

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                                                                                                                1. re: jenniebnyc

                                                                                                                  I have to say all the votes for egg sandwiches and tomato sandwiches are very encouraging. I've been getting funny looks for my tomato sandwiches my whole life (mmmm...fresh out of the garden on squishy bread with homemade mayo and salt and pepper) and my mom makes the most killer egg sandwiches ever. (over medium egg on squishy bread with butter, salt and pepper. Add pork product if feeling porky...scrapple preferred)

                                                                                                                  1. re: wawajb

                                                                                                                    My husband eats those tomato sandwiches in the summer when they're good. He will pick one out of the garden on his way in from work, slice it up, and put it between bread just like you say, mayo, salt & pepper.

                                                                                                                    When we were at home over the summer my mom was doing some ssort of survey where she had to write down everything that was eaten by everyone in the house. With Mike there she gave up and just sent in a little note that said "My son in law was here and he ate lots of tomato sandwiches and midnight snacks that I didn't keep track of."

                                                                                                                2. At the moment:

                                                                                                                  Bacon on papo seco (Portuguese roll) with chipotle mayo and lots of s/p.

                                                                                                                  1. Lol, for some reason whilst shopping today I bought roast beef and sloppy joe fixin's.

                                                                                                                    Faves:

                                                                                                                    prosciutto and provolone on a sweet baguette, maybe with
                                                                                                                    tomatoes

                                                                                                                    BCT: bacon, cucumber and tomato on toasted white bread

                                                                                                                    or maybe just tomato and cucumber on white bread or a baguette

                                                                                                                    roasted roast beef on rye toast, with melted cheese

                                                                                                                    melted jack on rye toast or just cheddar or jack on rye

                                                                                                                    leftover turkey of course; agree deli turkey is drek

                                                                                                                    leftover ham on rye with mustard, brown or yellow

                                                                                                                    grilled kielbasa on rye with mustard

                                                                                                                    If I make tuna salad, I add celery, mayo, olives, relish, maybe carrots, but I can't make it as good as my grandpa. We'd stop off the highway and eat at a picnic table.

                                                                                                                    Grandpa took me to a luncheonette once and I asked for a golf sandwich. Took a little time to figure out I meant club.

                                                                                                                    I'l also use leftover steak and provolone to make a cheesesteak.

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                                                                                                                    1. re: himbeer

                                                                                                                      My husband and I have to my sloppy Joes when the kids are gone. They hate them, but we don't! Harkens to our childhood, I guess, when our parents hated them. We think it's hilarious that we have to make them when the kids are gone when usually it's the other way around. haha

                                                                                                                      1. re: himbeer

                                                                                                                        I had a good laugh regarding your "golf" sandwich! One of the first sandwiches I had at a restaurant when I was a kid was a club sandwich, in the dining room of the country club where my father (and avid golfer) was a member. I honestly thought that this sandwich was so named because it was served at the country club! To this day, the connection between club sandwiches and golf is forever ingrained.

                                                                                                                      2. P-nut butter and bacon on toast .....canadian is good too

                                                                                                                        1. Liverwurst and bologna. Grew up on these things in B'klyn. Now I go a little upscale: Boar's Head cold cuts, crusty pumpernickle, butter, mustard(DIJON, Jerry, DIJON!),thin slice o' red onion. OH YEAH!

                                                                                                                          1. Okay, I see everyone here swearing by Boar's Head stuff. I've never seen or heard of Boar's Head here in these parts. What's so special about them?

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                                                                                                                            1. re: revsharkie

                                                                                                                              Good marketing campaign, shiny delivery trucks with cool paintjobs.

                                                                                                                              1. re: The Engineer

                                                                                                                                I see--like the Schwan's man. Boar's Head hasn't made it here yet, though.

                                                                                                                            2. Gotta be quick and easy - grilled cheese (with the ton of Kraft slices we always have in the fridge for our kid) or my super easy favorite: peanut butter and sweet pickles. I just learned an even easier way to make this: use sweet pickle relish (though for some reason pickle slices are best). My fathers favorite was peanut butter and red onion - also very tasty. Bread: whatever's on hand!

                                                                                                                              1. Two of our favorites:

                                                                                                                                Whole wheat pita with Hellmann's, sprouts, spinach, tomato, and feta cheese.

                                                                                                                                Bread of your choice and feta cheese, grilled just like a grilled cheese sandwich. Awesome. You can add grilled tomato, too, but I usually do just buttered (for the grilling) bread & feta.

                                                                                                                                Both will be in my cookbook, so you have gotten a sneak preview. :)

                                                                                                                                1. -Pita filled with slices of kielbasa, tomato, sprouts and montery jack cheese, then popped in the toaster until the cheese melts.

                                                                                                                                  -sauteed spicy prawns with carmelized onions, green and jalepeno peppers and some melted provolone on a nice crusty baguette.

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                                                                                                                                  1. re: soypower

                                                                                                                                    Those sound great! I'm off to the store...

                                                                                                                                  2. i know it sounds very plain but in the morning there is nothing better than a scrambled egg sandwich, just scramble some eggs fry some bacon, maybe some cheese and mayo and put it inbetween two buttered slices of wheat toast, delicious!

                                                                                                                                    1. This may seem very boring to many but sometimes I get a craving for this: Bakery white bread, cream cheese and green olives. Think I'll have one tomorrow!

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                                                                                                                                      1. re: twodales

                                                                                                                                        This is my second favorite, but with the addition of crumbled bacon.

                                                                                                                                        My alltime favorite sandwich is super simple: a couple of slices of prosciutto on a buttered, crisp-crusted baguette (sweet butter, not salted).

                                                                                                                                      2. Tuna, mayo, cut up veggies-tomato, red onion, celery, cucumber and sweet relish on a chibatta roll, then melt a slice of provolove on top. YUMMY.

                                                                                                                                        1. My favorite sandwich is with turkey left overs from thanks giving holiday. left over turkey, sliced canned cranberry gel, hellmans mayonaise, iceburg lettuce, pecans on white bread. (it is the only time I eat white bread or iceburg lettuce).

                                                                                                                                          Also, I grew up on peanut butter and dill pickle sandwiches as a kid, I love them.

                                                                                                                                          1. Alouette Cheese spread (Garlic & Herb), Roasted Red Peppers,and Anchovies on Italian Bread.

                                                                                                                                            And as a close second...Muffaletta, easy on the olive salad - served hot.

                                                                                                                                            1. In no particular order:

                                                                                                                                              BLT (prefer Amana double smoked bacon) with mayo on toasted white or sourdough

                                                                                                                                              Egg salad (with real mayo, prepared yellow mustard, sweet pickle relish, kosher salt, freshly ground pepper, dill weed and sunflower seeds) on croissant

                                                                                                                                              Cold meatloaf on white with ketchup

                                                                                                                                              Fried egg (broken yolk) with sliced tomatoes (or if no tomatoes available, ketchup) on white or wheat toast

                                                                                                                                              Braunschweiger and bread 'n butter pickles on white

                                                                                                                                              Roasted turkey breast with thin cheese (provolone, meunster, Swiss), stone ground mustard or mayo on light rye or whole grain -- sometimes bacon, too

                                                                                                                                              Rueben on dark or marble rye (but sauerkraut has to be well drained so the whole thing doesn't go soggy)

                                                                                                                                              My favorite labor-intensive sandwich to make -- and eat! -- is sliced grilled portabello on ciabatta spread with homemade aioli, drizzled with balsamic glaze, and topped with baby wild greens, then slapped on the Forman grill.

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                                                                                                                                              1. Sloppy Joe

                                                                                                                                                PB&J

                                                                                                                                                PB&J with spam

                                                                                                                                                PB&J with chorizos

                                                                                                                                                Sea salt and olive oil on grilled sourdough

                                                                                                                                                Onion relish and wasabi on toasted pumpernickel

                                                                                                                                                Scrambled egg sandwich with ketchup

                                                                                                                                                1. My all time favorite is some nice Ciabatta, spread with a cannelini spread (garlic, extra virgin, fresh sage, balsamic) topped with some sauteed broccoli rabe and smoked mozzarella. I run it under the broiler for a few. A total treat.

                                                                                                                                                  1. In order of brow (from high to low):

                                                                                                                                                    1. Brie with mango chutney on crusty french bread (the mango chutney offers a refreshingly sweet alternative to regular jam/jelly)

                                                                                                                                                    2. Hardboiled egg with salad cream (tangy English equivalent of mayo) on wheat

                                                                                                                                                    3. Blue cheese with dijon mustard, on any kind of bread, microwaved for 30 seconds. The heat melts and mixes the two fillers together, resulting in a warm, syrupy, pungent grab-life-by-the-horns wake-up call.

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                                                                                                                                                    1. The passion in this thread (and the recipes) remind me of an old series of detective novels by Laurence Sanders. They had sin in their titles, as in "The First Deadly Sin," "The Second Deadly Sin," and so on. I think there were four in the series, though there are seven deadly sins.

                                                                                                                                                      The main character in the books is a sandwich freak and every single one of the stories has multiple descriptions of the sandwiches he concocts. It's actually part of the character's personalities ... IIRC his name was Edward Delaney (maybe Delancy) ... it's been like 20 years or more since I read them.

                                                                                                                                                      Here is a quote from a web page I googled:

                                                                                                                                                      " The sandwich has found a niche in American genre fiction as well. I don’t know what kind of sandwiches Sam Spade, Perry Mason or Phillip Marlowe preferred, but consider Edward X. Delaney, detective extraordinaire, created by the late Lawrence Sanders. He was not only known for the capture of hatchet-wielding psychopaths but also for his unique sandwich combinations. He experimented with exotic breads and onions and meshed them with imported spicy salamis and other cold cuts. The final product was then spread with thin layers of various trappings. Anything that went well with a rye highball and a dill pickle usually sufficed. His sandwich was ready to consume when it was piled so high that he had to eat it hanging over the kitchen sink. (His wife was very neat!)"

                                                                                                                                                      And one last quote:

                                                                                                                                                      "One series I read (reread) is by Lawrence Sanders and I think most would call it the Deadly Sins series and not because the main character is a glutton or turns the reader into one. I know I’ve written about this before but I’m too lazy to go and look for the entry so I’ll just say that the main character, retired Police Captain Edward X. Delaney, is a nut for sandwiches. Wet and dry sandwiches. Wet sandwiches are best eaten over the kitchen sink because by the time you’ve finished the sandwich, quite a bit of it has dripped out. Naturally dry sandwiches are those where a wet/dry vac is needed to clean up afterwards. Just a broom will do."

                                                                                                                                                      1. Multigrain bread with Hummus and coleslaw mix (pre-dressed, just the shredded cabbages/carrots) and fresh tomatoes!

                                                                                                                                                        1. Soft Crab Sandwich, sauteed soft crab, a slice of tomato, a little iceberg lettuce and mayo on plain white bread....

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                                                                                                                                                          1. A great Saturday afternoon sandwich:

                                                                                                                                                            saute 6 peeled shrimp in butter, maybe 2 minutes, add a tsp of Worchestershire sauce near end of cooking

                                                                                                                                                            toast bread slices, add mayo to taste, add shrimp.

                                                                                                                                                            1. Meatball parmesan on ciabbati is my latest favorite to make - worth the work!

                                                                                                                                                              BLT with avocado is a perennial favorite, on toasted multi-grain (and using peppered bacon).

                                                                                                                                                              Used to get a double-decker sandwich years ago at the Acropolis in Cincinnati - beef and ham, with real mayo, iceberg lettuce and tomato on toasted white. Satisfying blend of flavors and textures.

                                                                                                                                                              1. Most satisfying are unreproducible sandwich creations based on whats on hand that needs to get used up.
                                                                                                                                                                Grilled cheese with dill or rosemary.
                                                                                                                                                                "Destination" sandwiches which I will drop everything, go out, and return with the ingredients for are Reubens and BLTs. Muffaletta per Liana Krissof above might have to join the list!

                                                                                                                                                                1. Tomato sandwhich.

                                                                                                                                                                  In the summer when the tomatoes are bursting off the vine and they smell like the sun, sliced thin or thick. Fresh crusty bread from the bakery, mayonnaise and sea salt.

                                                                                                                                                                  sigh...

                                                                                                                                                                  1. Fried egg, grilled onion and bacon on white toast with Hellman's and light dijon. A meal in your hand.

                                                                                                                                                                    Also love Reuben's minus the Thousand Island.

                                                                                                                                                                    Leftover pork roast with Hellman's and a healthy dose of salt and pepper.

                                                                                                                                                                    Asiago demi-baguette, roast beef, sharp cheddar, red onion, greens and horseradish with a bit of mayo. So satisfying.

                                                                                                                                                                    1. My all time favorite is lettuce, tomato, avocado, cucumber, sprouts, a few thin slices of super sharp cheddar, on a whole wheat hero with mayo. I could eat it every single day.

                                                                                                                                                                      1. I used to live on Havarti cheese on French bread (both bought fresh from the supermarket, just prior to eating).

                                                                                                                                                                        Super simple to make (obviously). For a long time, while I was on a long term assignment for work I had this everyday for lunch. I suppose eating this sandwich always brings back fond memories.

                                                                                                                                                                        1. Muenster cheese and avocado on dense whole grain bread

                                                                                                                                                                          Egg salad on multigrain with sprouts

                                                                                                                                                                          Tuna salad (with walnuts) and provolone on a croissant

                                                                                                                                                                          Broiled portobello with roasted red pepper, arugula and balsamic vinaigrette on sourdough

                                                                                                                                                                          Grilled cheese with tomato and basil

                                                                                                                                                                          1. Summer- Heirloom tomatoes on toasted white bread with mayo, salt, pepper and a tiny bit of sugar. Eaten it over the kitchen sink.

                                                                                                                                                                            Winter_ Warm baguette with dijon, salami and winter greens.

                                                                                                                                                                            Fall- Warm baguette with brie and figs

                                                                                                                                                                            Spring-toasted ciabatta with chicken breast, dijon, roasted peppers

                                                                                                                                                                            1. Does anyone else make sandwiches on toasted bagels?

                                                                                                                                                                              I've stayed out of this thread because (1) I'm on a carb fast and don't want to think about sandwiches and (2) I have too many favorites to mention -- sandwiches might be my favorite single thing to eat.

                                                                                                                                                                              That said, I've noticed that no one has a fave served on a bagel. Unless I missed it.

                                                                                                                                                                              I like both tuna on a toasted bagel (a dry, water bagel) and salami and eggs on a buttered or margarined bagel.

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                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: PaulF

                                                                                                                                                                                Chicken salad on an egg bagel , letuce, tomato, mayo and tons of black pepper used to be my absolute favorite lunch. Then I moved from NJ, so no good bagels, and stopped eating chicken. I do still think about that sandwich combo...

                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: Divamac

                                                                                                                                                                                  We used to make vegetable sandwiches on toasted bagels:

                                                                                                                                                                                  Spread the bagel with cream cheese & load up with sliced cucumber, avocado, sprouts, tomato & whatever else appeals.

                                                                                                                                                                                  The bagels we used to get in the bins by the bakery at Winco were big and thick and dense enough to withstand juice from veggies like this without turning to goo.

                                                                                                                                                                                2. re: PaulF

                                                                                                                                                                                  I don't eat bagels very often -- probably haven't had one in at least 5 years - because of my blood sugar (if I'm going to have all those carbs, they're going to be in something really bad! LOL)

                                                                                                                                                                                  But prior to the insult of losing bagels, one of my favorite sandwiches to make at home was thinly sliced leftover grilled steak on a bagel (toasted or untoasted, preferably a fully loaded bagel w/ onions, poppyseed, etc.) with Woeber's horseradish sauce, thinly sliced tomatoes, and lettuce.

                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: PaulF

                                                                                                                                                                                    Yes, I have a regular routine:

                                                                                                                                                                                    - I usually buy 3 bagles (salt, poppy seed, and caraway-though I've branched out to sesame seed) from a local place
                                                                                                                                                                                    - I usually slice and toast them
                                                                                                                                                                                    - I use either mayo w/smoked paprika or TJs spicy black bean dip as a spread
                                                                                                                                                                                    - I've been using Citterio's rosemary ham as the meat for a year now, this stuff is great!

                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Hummus, pickled beets and sprouts on toasted multigrain.

                                                                                                                                                                                    Baked tofu with shredded cabbage and spicy peanut sauce on baguette.

                                                                                                                                                                                    Poached egg and caponata on a crusty roll. Bonus with arugula.

                                                                                                                                                                                    Sharp cheddar and mango chutney grilled cheese.

                                                                                                                                                                                    And when I go home, I raid my parents' fridge and make an open-face sammie with goat cheese and fig jam on walnut bread.

                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Tuna fish on toast with thick slices of tomato and spicy sprouts.

                                                                                                                                                                                      I unfortunately can't eat them right now since i am pregnant, but oh man, i have been craving them like crazy.

                                                                                                                                                                                      so in lieu of the missing tuna sandwich, i have taken to eating bread and butter sandwiches with tomato.
                                                                                                                                                                                      ciabatta sliced thin with room temp salted butter slathered on with sliced tomato.
                                                                                                                                                                                      OR
                                                                                                                                                                                      ciabatta with stone ground mustard and sliced extra sharp cheddar cheese or old amsterdam.

                                                                                                                                                                                      otherwise, if we are making fancy dinner sandwiches, then i like roasted or pounded thin and pan fried chicken with avocado and tomato on toast
                                                                                                                                                                                      OR
                                                                                                                                                                                      Fried Egg sandwiches with tomato on toast

                                                                                                                                                                                      1. I thought of a few more that I like but haven't made in a while (and now I'll have to, because I made myself hungry for them).

                                                                                                                                                                                        Grilled chicken breast, sauteed mushrooms, dijon, brie and fresh spinach on an onion roll.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Prosciutto, provolone, roasted peppers, arugula and balsamic vinaigrette on lightly grilled italian bread.

                                                                                                                                                                                        1. 1 - prosciutto & havarti OR good provolone (room temperature) on lightly toasted baguette w/ dijon (or sometimes tomato and no mustard)

                                                                                                                                                                                          2 - grilled swiss or SHARP cheddar and tomato on rye

                                                                                                                                                                                          1. A recent favourite is stilton and bacon on a ciabatta-type roll. I had one in a London pub about 10 years ago and have been making them at home ever since. In a very non-British touch, I like to add a bit of chiptle mustard.

                                                                                                                                                                                            But a favourite since my college days is constructed like this:
                                                                                                                                                                                            marble rye
                                                                                                                                                                                            mayonaise
                                                                                                                                                                                            lettuce
                                                                                                                                                                                            cheddar cheese (the sharper the better)
                                                                                                                                                                                            thin slice of bermuda onion
                                                                                                                                                                                            Kosher Zion of Best Kosher (it was Sinai 48 back in the day) bologna
                                                                                                                                                                                            mayonaise
                                                                                                                                                                                            marble rye
                                                                                                                                                                                            I suppose that people who like tomatoes could add a slice if they wanted, but not me.

                                                                                                                                                                                            When I can find bagel-sized challah rings, I like to make a hamburger topped with an over-hard fried egg and a slash of thousand island dressing on the challah ring. It would be good on a bagel too but a lot messier.

                                                                                                                                                                                            1. As a kid, I remember Mom making open-faced, toasted tuna salad sandwiches on english muffins. She would sprinkle paprika on top of the tuna and stick under the broiler. As an adult I jazzed it up a bit by either substituing the paprika with chile powder or ground cumin. It's very important that you toast the english muffin first. Something very satisfying about the crispiness of the english muffin against the coolness of the tuna salad and the extra bite of the chile powder.

                                                                                                                                                                                              1. ok. its my first post. i've been lurking for a few weeks and this thread inspired me to join.

                                                                                                                                                                                                here are the sandwiches i love (in no particular order):

                                                                                                                                                                                                1. turkey breast with thinly sliced red onions, avocado and a generous pile of sprouts on a tortilla

                                                                                                                                                                                                2. a fried egg (or two, if i'm feeling decadent) on toasted rye with pork roll and freshly ground pepper.

                                                                                                                                                                                                3. pean-but-ban-jel (my dad's name for it, from my childhood) natural peanut butter with homemade quince jam and bananas. alternatively, honey subs for the jam.

                                                                                                                                                                                                4. a crusty baguette with leftover easter ham, cornichons and liberal amounts of sweet butter.

                                                                                                                                                                                                5. oh yeah - salami and french double cream feta on whole wheat.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: alexia

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Pork roll! You must be from Jersey, this stuff is great and impossible to find in most of the country. My family are big pork roll fans and moving around the country have had... issues.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  The other ones sound great also.

                                                                                                                                                                                                2. Black forest ham, dijon mustard, a good spicy apple butter, garlic, and cheddar, toasted on a good crusty bread. Yummy!

                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Great question --love sandwiches. I eat them every chance I get and am going to try many in posts. My favorite from my childhood was my Mom's Tuna-mixture of albacore tuna,hard boiled eggs,celery,onion,radish,dill pickle on rustic white toast with a side of potato chips. I,of course, would crush the chips right into the sandwich. Oh those were the days.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Pickle sandwiches...a piece of rye bread wrapped around a dill pickle. It's a favorite on my dad's side of the family.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: AnjLM

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Even better with cheese - either sliced or cream cheese.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Someone told me cream cheese and bacon...will give it a try soon

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: BellaDonna

                                                                                                                                                                                                          oh yes, the cooks at my high school (ages ago) used to make this for us! delish!

                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Ok, this is evil, but an egg mcmuffin with strawberry jelly on it is the bomb. I have done my own home version of this so I guess I am still technically on topic ;-)

                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. I love to saute tempeh with olive oil, braggs aminos and hot sauce and make a sandwich with tempeh,lettuce,tomato onion and a clove of raw garlic...mayo, mustard...fresh cracked pepper... on some fresh baked bread. Yummers!

                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. So far everyone is right. My favourites until I test the others are:

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Grilled Cheese Sandwich using whole or multi-grained bread using any good, hard or semi–soft cheese along or with: thin slices of onion, tomato or?

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Thin slices of left-over roast pork shoulder with the works on any good, moist, untoasted bread with a any good, sharpish mustard and maybe, but not necessary, lettuce, dill pickle, or tomato.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. My absolute favorite sandwich:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Deli sliced roast beef on an onion roll, with Grey Poupon mustard and creamy homemade coleslaw.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Another favorite is:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Slice of soft white bread
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Jif peanut butter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Banana sliced in rings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Duke's mayo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Another slice soft white bread

                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Mini-club sandwichs:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  soft Hawaiian roll, split
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  smear of Alfredo sauce on each surface
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  turkey (or chicken) cut to fit roll
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  lettuce & tomato cut to fit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ham slice (or bacon) cut to fit

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  press lightly to flatten

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. A Thomas's jumbo english muffin with a fried egg, Kraft single (they melt better) and a slice of smoked ham tossed in the pan for a minute.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. I love cold leftover beef cutlets (very thin, dipped in evoo, breaded & broiled to crispy perfection the night before)in between two pieces of scali bread.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Also, my father makes to die for chicken salad using Old Bay seasoning and homemade multigrain rolls...yum

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: saridt

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        That beef cutlet sandwich sounds great, I'll try that.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: saridt

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          what else was in the chicken salad?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. 1) Corned beef sliced thick on a good (toasted) bakery jewish rye, swiss cheese, coleslaw, mayo on the coleslaw side, spicy Guildens brown mustard on the corned beef side, and a halfsour or garlic pickle along side. And a couple of chips couldn't hurt.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2) Liverwurst with a thick slice of red onion on a crusty hard roll with lots of Hellmans mayo. Washed down with a Corona. No glass, no lime.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3) And then there's hard salami and hard aged provalone on the hard crusty heels of a bakery loaf of pumpernickle, with roasted sweet red peppers, and spicy brown mustard. Don't try this if you have false teeth. I call this the "African Queen" There's a story behind this sandwich, and someday... well, anyway, it will last a good ways through the movie.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Mashed avocado on a grainy toasted bread with sea salt, black pepper, dijon mustard and red leaf or boston lettuce, adding tomato slices in summer, and bacon if I feel decadent

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            any farmhouse cheddar, grill/pressed on good bread with homemade mixed fruit chutney

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            emmentaler or gruyere or fontina grill/pressed with dijon mustard

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            sliced poached chicken breast with pickled red onions on baguette with mayonnaise

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            There's a bakery in Lawrence that makes a sandwich I haven't yet duplicated at home, but I'm trying: marinated baked tempeh grilled on rye with swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and thousand island dressing, sort of a L/O vegetarian reuben. The tempeh's really smoky, somehow, and it's crispy. I've tried liquid smoke in the tempeh marinade, but I think I'm going to have to bribe a cook for the recipe.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Oh, and I make a Vietnamese style pate with ground turkey thigh instead of pork. That's really good on baguette with pickled carrots, daikon, and cilantro leaves. Similar to banh mi, but without the roasted pork.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Lots of good sandwiches here!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              These two got me through college
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              -everything bagel, toasted, with cream cheese, cucumber, tomato, spinach, and sprouts

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              -mushrooms, onions, and spinach, mixed with shredded mozz. and microwaved, on toasted wheat bread

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              until the end of my senior year, when i decided to no longer be a vegetarian and i succombed to a BLT w/cucumber. Mmm it was good.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Start with a good, crusty bread, a healthy smeer of kalamata spread on both sides. Place it directly on the oven rack, with the oven pre-heated to about 400. Meantime, fry up a couple of eggs. Once the eggs are cooked to your liking, place on top of the kalamata spread on the toasted bread and then sprinkle feta cheese on top. Turn on the broiler and let the cheese get a bit browned.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Thankgiving Leftover 'Wich... One piece of bread, spread with butter, then turkey, then mashed potatoes, then a gravy soaked piece of bread, then turkey, cranberry sauce, and a final buttered slice of bread.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  PB&J Monsieur... make it, soak it in batter, fry it and serve.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  French bread topped with marinara sauce, fresh mozzarella, basil leaves, and grated parmesan... broiled til gooey.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Crusty bread, garlic aioli, butternut squash, jarlsberg, and sage.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Turkey, raw spinach leaves, sundried tomatoes julienned, figs, feta mixed with candied walnuts, on crusty bread spread with balsamic vinegarette.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. My first favorite to come to mind takes me all the way back to childhood when Dad used to make breakfast sandwiches. He called them Easterns which were only different from a western because they had ham, peppers and also onions. I'm not sure if he made that up or what. Anyway he'd scramble the eggs with the rest and serve it on oatmeal bread toasted. Yummmm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    My favorite currently I can't even make at home because I'm not exactly sure what the ingrediants are...??? Huh you say. Well it's because I make regular trips to a hospital nearby and frequent the cafeteria while waiting. They have a make your own sandwich bar. I take one of their soft rolls, add several slices of bacon, tomato, swiss cheese, roast beef rare, and this horseradish sauce they serve. (I don't know what it's name is or where I can buy it, but it's delicious.) Then add a little mayo and it's the best. It usually comes out to be about $5.00 worth every penny.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. my father and I make Polish sausage every spring. basically unsmoked pork sausage with lots of garlic and majoram. anyhow, I'll always boil those to cook, and put in the fridge. when I need a snack I will halve a link lengthwise, put in on some good polish rye with horseradish mustard. mmmm. if the sausage is not around then second is smoked ham, horseradish mustard and sharp wisconsin cheddar

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Condensed milk with Milo (or Ovaltine) powder. Always had that as a kid.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. While reading everyone's responses, I had a flashback to this sandwich I used to make when i was in 7th grade! Bagel spread with mayo and sweet/hot mustard, leftover grilled leg of lamb, thick slices of tomato, bacon, topped with farmer's cheese slices and baked in the oven until the bagel was crisp and the cheese was melted! I used to make it everytime we had leftover lamb.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: taryn

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            My daughter and I like to make Bagel Melts 2 ways. I like mine with a well toasted bagel, then Muenster cheese on both pieces, back into the toaster to melt the cheese, then bring it out and spread with Tuna fish made with just Miracle Whip, and put both sides together. My daughter likes the toasted bagel then the tuna fish, then just american cheese, back into the toaster to melt the cheese, and serve open face. My wife will eat it either way, but she is coming around to want to eat it my way.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. I just thought of another oldie but goodie. When Mom would fix those roast on Sunday afternoons, it always left lots of leftovers. Dad and I would spread butter on bread and slice the roast thin with lots of S&P. Simple and devine.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Our current favorite is Spicy Chipolte Chicken Breast with Mayo and Sweet Italian Cherry Peppers on toasted Whole Wheat...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              All time favorites to make at home...Homemade Tuna Salad topped with Cheddar Cheese, and BLTs' made with Apple Smoked Bacon and really good tomatoes..
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              All in all, though, a great PBJ just can't be beat, occasionally....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Currently my fave sandwich is portabellos, red peppers, yellow peppers, and asparagus all grilled, and put on warmed ciabatta or other chewy bread which has been brushed with garlic and rosemary infused OO and goat cheese. So good.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I also love cinnamon and raisin swirl PB w/or w/o sliced banana and cooked on the stovetop as you would a grilled cheese.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. My favorite sandwich has been mentioned a thousand times already in this thread (tomato with melted swiss cheese--mmm!) so I'm going to go with the nastiest-sounding-but-delicious sandwiches in my repertoire for the sake of variety.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Mayonnaise spread on thinly sliced bread, toasted, with a sprinkling of garlic salt and basil.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Cheese nips on squishy white bread with thinly sliced tomato and a squirt of mustard.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3. Liverwurst, tomato, and horseradish cheddar.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. I love Cuban sandwiches, and they have become the main reason I have a Foreman grill.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    My fav, though, is the leftover Thanksgiving sandwich. Soft Italian bread, split and hollowed out, smear with cranberry sauce, then lay down chopped turkey, white ceddar cheeze (shredded for even melting), mashed spuds and a little gravy, then throw on the press and give it a few minutes to get smashed, hot and crisp. Good times....

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Pylon

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I'm not fancy.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Scrambled egg with mayo, or a Monte Cristo.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Pylon

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ooooh, I forgot to add: Peppers and eggs! My mom would make the BEST pepper and eggs sandwich, and she used FRESH cubanelle peppers and would saute them with mushrooms and onions and then scramble in some eggs. DIVINE and to DIE FOR.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: MysticYoYo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          here goes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          crispy fried spam with a fried egg on top lots of Best Foods Mayo on very soft white bread.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          bologna,peanut butter with sliced sweet pickles and Best foods mayo on soft dead white bread
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          mashed potatoes on soft white bread with lots of butter & salt & pepper.put onder the broiler until butter bubbles.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          (Best Foods mayo is Hellmans on the west coast)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: big john

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I think it's Hellman's on the east coast and Best Foods on the west. Just like Edy's on the east is Dreyer's on the west.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Fresh Italian Bread, Mortadella, Hot Capicola, Proscuitto, and nice Smoked Provolone, topped with shredded lettuce, thin sliced roma tomatoes and red onion, a few thin pickle slices if you like sprinkle with a little oregano and drizzle with a touch of nice olive oil and vinegar. The best sandwich on earth !!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I like to use Boar's Head Meats and the best Provolone I can find sliced thick !!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Has anyone else ever eaten a pork sung and mayonnaise sandwich or was this my mother's invention?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Tuna with jalapeno, red onion, tomato, and crunchy lettuce on toast, or deviled egg salad, with dill pickles on toasted dark russian rye bread or white toast.. Just either with the salad about 2 inches think and ice cold, on toasted warm bread.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sounds yummy..Love dark russian rye bread...Corner Bakery makes a nice loaf

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. I have just added this one to my list of favorites: The Spanglish Sandwich.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: monavano

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I made one right after I watched that movie a few months ago, and now have one at least once or twice a week ever since. Oh, that runny fried egg and good heirloom tomatoes! So good!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. really good rye bread, aged cheddar or gruyere, sliced kosher pickles, and dijon mustard pressed in a panini maker. BEST sandwich ever.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. For me, it's an open-faced ham and cream cheese on a crispy baguette with dijon mustard, ripe tomato, and romain lettuce. For my spouse, it's a shrimp torta: shrimp fried in butter, garlic, and onion, served on a toasted puffy Mexican roll with a schmear of black beans, avocado, tomato, lettuce, salsa and jack cheese. Great post! I've gotta go make a sandwich...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: Foodielicious

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Is a schmear thicker or thinner than a smear .... or just the German counterpart ?? Just kidding with ya ;-)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. i already posted above, but reading the new entries i remembered my real favorite. thinly sliced roast beef on thin rye toast with heaps of russian dressing. my #1 favorite, but the roof of my mouth always gets torn up from the crunchy bread :(

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: taryn

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dutch Sandwich (my grandmother was Pennsylvania Dutch, although she lived in Kansas). Kind of a BLT, only better, imo. Bacon, onion slices for crispness, tomato, and cheddar cheese with mayo on good (not soft) bread (it was usually white bread, but I've made it with all kinds.)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. between 2 slices of semolina bread place grated sharp provolone, roasted red peppers and pitted kalamata olives. coat the outside of the bread with a bit of the provolone and grill on a george foreman. delish.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Takes a small bit of effort (more than my usual sandwich) but SO worth it, and once you've made the components they can be stashed in the fridge for quick re-heating and eating:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        roasted eggplant slices
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        tapenade (made with lots of olives, garlic, anchovies, almonds all ground up)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        aioli (more garlic!)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Spread one side of a warmed baguette with the aioli, the other with the tapenade, squish the warm eggplant in between (maybe add some fresh basil) and EAT. Messy but such delicious flavor combos.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Tuna fish with sliced hot green peppers, thinly sliced red onions, salt, a dollop of mayo and lots of coarsly (not finely) black pepper on Italian bread (not fancy french bread, only the Italian with the sesame seeds you buy in a supermarket or deli).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Our favorite sandwich at this time of year is a Classic BLT or a Turkey Club.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Good, firm, white Bread, toasted with Mayo, slices of freshly made, very crisp Bacon, and slices of luscious, fresh,,juicy, local Beefsteak Tomatoes, topped with a few leaves of butter lettuce.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Turkey Club , made from real Turkey from an actual whole bird is very similar. I usually use Russian Dressing instead of plain Mayo on this one. Three slices of toasted white bread for each sandwich.. I like Pepperidge Farm Firm for this. Cover first slice with Russian Dressing, lay on Turkey breast sliced thin, add second piece of toast, with dressing, add Bacon, Tomato, and Lettuce. Top with last slice of Toast, with dressing on the inside.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Cut into quarters and serve.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Smoked Goldeye on Toasted Ciabatta Bread.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Nothing like it!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: easily amused

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sandwiches! My favorite food!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Open faced toasted and buttered english muffin with a fried egg (white cooked, yolk runny), salt, freshly ground black pepper and a slice of that god-awful processed cheese melted on top. LOVE IT!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Looooove tomato and cheese sandwiches. My friend's father used to grow luscious yellow tomatoes that were to die for. He would send over a bag and I lived on tomato sandwiches for weeks. Good multi-grain bread, mayo, sliced tomato, salt, pepper and a slice of cheddar. Heaven on a plate!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Slicked turkey breast and provolone on good multi-grain or whole wheat bread with Kraft mayo, salt and freshly ground pepper. Lettuce and tomato is a plus. Oh, and I *must* sprinkle the turkey with garlic powder. Something about the garlic powder just makes the sandwich soooo much tastier.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. Okay, this is kind of an odd sandwich but I've been eating them since I was a little kid.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                beans (any kind except kidney beans)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                white toast
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                pepperjack cheese
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                jalapenos (either fresh or pickled)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Boar's Head roasted chicken, cheddar, lettuce, thin slice of tomato, Hellman's mayo on multigrain bread.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Peanut butter, banana, fakin' bacon or turkey bacon & a drizzle of honey on multigrain toast.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    BH turkey, avocado, cheddar, and honey mustard on multigrain.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. 1. The everyday lunch: Alfalfa sprout bread, mayo, horseradish cream, arugula, peppadew peppers, roasted artichoke, deli meat (turkey ham, brawn, Virginia ham or boiled ham), sprouts (garlic, daikon and onion) and muenster cheese.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. The afternoon tea: White bread, branston pickle, Irish cheddar, lettuce, bacon.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3. The Sunday snack: White bread, mayo, horseradish cream, red onions, American cheese, tomatoes, liverwurst.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4. The American Desi: White bread, sriracha mayo, kheema matar, American cheese.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5. The Lenten buttie: 7-grain bread, tuna salad (mayo, egg whites, garlic powder, onions, dill, relish, lemon juice), iceburg lettuce, alfalfa sprouts, tomato, salt and vinegar chips, American cheese.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. 1. Grilled cheese with a slice of Vidalia onion.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Grilled peanut butter and jelley.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3. Branston and cheddar.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Bacon and a broken yolk fried egg on toast with mayo.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Spanish chorizo on a french baguette with a drizzle of olive oil.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. What a great thread, sandwiches are the best. Our favorite is eggsalad with a few slices of cooked bacon.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Also, try a ham sandwich with avocado slices and a little mayo, on toast
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I love just plain toast with avocado and lots of salt and pepper for breakfast

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: sophia519

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I love to make Ruebens at home. That way I can use the meat I prefer (pastromi over corn beef) and pile on the homemade dressing and never skimp on the Kraut or Swiss Cheese. The bread gets toasted just right with the right amount of butter- pure heaven... the best part- You can have more than 1 if you like! Of course you have to put the garlic pickle with the meal!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. I usually go for:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sliced cajan chicken, Mayo, and Jalapeno Havarti on a toasted Italian Sub

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Or

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Plain boiled chicken, Hummus, Jalapeno Havarti and Tabasco sauce on plain white bread.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I highly recommend the second one, the havarti and hummus are a great combination!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. My favorite sandwich to make at home is a grilled cheese with thick cut bacon on white.....best thing around....lol

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: Johnresa

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I'm glad you guys resurrected this thread so I can get my two cents in. My choice is simple:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Basic tuna in water pouch on wheat or multigrain bread with cheese.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  My special twist is in the spices and condiments I use.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mayo or Miracle Whip work just fine, but why not try Bleu cheese
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  salad dressing, or Ranch, or even garlic-parmesan wing sauce?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Spices: Lately I've been using Texas Traditions Jalapeno Ranch Dip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mix (a dry spice) or TT Hot Salt or TT Mesquite-smoked Mustard.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Check out all their stuff at www.texastraditions.com.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  My lovely wife the Rock Star makes a very similar sandwich, although more of a traditional tuna salad with Miracle Whip, hard-boiled eggs, pickle relish, salt and pepper, and of course cheese. She uses American or Cheddar slices, I use whatevers available.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. Agree with many suggestions here; muffaletta, tomato sandwiches (toasted!), clubs, and Reubens, along with PB&J, of course.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Here are three faves not mentioned so far:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 - Triple decker - PB&J on the bottom, PB & Banana on top.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 - Bread and butter pickles on buttered bread; simple but good!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3 - The "Hollywood" - Triple decker with curried chicken salad on one side,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  and bacon, lettuce, and tomato on the other. Toasted, of course. Messy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  as all get out, but so good!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. They all sound good. Just give me anything bologna. Fried and I shape it like a flower while I fry it so it doesnt bubble up in the middle or I make ham salad, but I dont use ham, I use bologna and hard boiled eggs and pickle relish & mayo. Then spread that on buttered toast.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. My favorite sammy would have to be one that my nono. made us all the time and I still love.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      fried sweet peppers in oil served on homemade bread. He would warm the peppers on the stove and my noni would have warm homemade bread. to die for! they both were excellent cooks and I learned alot being in the kitchen with them.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. There can't be many Californians on this board - what gift has California give the world? Hass avocados - straight from Fallbrook, California (circa 1950). The best way to enjoy them? Spread sourdough, dill sour dough, or wheat bread (toasted, if preferred) with a fairly generous layer of cream cheese, cover with ripe avocade slices, and top with thinly sliced red onion. Spread the other slice of bread with mayonnaise. Superb! Fried bacon optional for irrepressible carnivores. Enjoy!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. peanut butter (crunchy, please), banana, honey, and cinnamon on Martin's whole wheat potato bread is my breakfast at least once a week when i wake up a little late and need to rush out the door to work!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          grilled cheese (on martin's whole wheat potato bread) with horseradish, grilled in olive oil is delicious while also being semi heart healthy!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Without a doubt it has to be fried egg on white bread with salt, lots of black pepper and mayo.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Or

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A Chicago style Italian beef (wet) on Italian or French bread. There really is nothing to compare to this sandwich with roasted sweet green peppers on top. Anyone wanting the recipe just let me know.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I would LOVE the recipe for Italian beef. Thanks!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. When I've come home from the restaurant, my fav is:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Toasted Columbo Sourdough bread
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Skippy Creamy Peanut Butter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Smuckers Grape Jelly

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              But, when times are good, and the paycheck is plump, I always go for Thomas Keller's Favorite Sandwich, from the movie "Spanglish". It is a b.l.t.e.c. on two pieces of artisinal bread, served with goood beer. (Thomas Keller gives step-by-step instructions on a video protected by U.S. and international copyright laws). Rent, or buy a copy of "Spanglish", for T. Keller's instructions for creating the perfect B.L.T.E.C.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Yoroshiku,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Andy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Without a doubt, a New Orleans-style shrimp po-boy. Now, in Phoenix, we do not do these all that often, but when b-i-l sends our "Care Package," of "fresh-off-the-boat" shrimp, this is the first thing that we have.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The lettuce must be shredded, the shrimp fried in Zatarain's Fish Fry, and one needs a Barq's rootbeer (OK, the Coca-Cola imitation has to work here), but they are great. B-i-l also send a few loaves of NOLA French bread, because he knows what we'll do first.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hunt

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. When I was a kid my favorite packed lunch was nice Jersey Tomatoes with provolone and mayo. I ate that for lunch probably 3 times a week as long as I brought lunch to school.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  One of my favorites to have at home now is lettuce and tomato on a roll with blue cheese dressing, if no dressing is available, some sliced sharp cheddar and a little mayo.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I love egg sandwiches, and this might not sound great but I love a fried egg on a bagel with cream cheese and bacon (and lox if I have it). My favorite breakfast sandwich!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Chicken extracted from a store-roasted chicken; or sliced turkey &/or Ham
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mayonnaise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Greens (Baby spinach or spring greens)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Cheddar (sliced Cabot or other); or cheese of your choice
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Spicy Pickles (Bell-View); or sliced sandwich pickles http://www.bellview.com/onlinestore/s...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Wrap (lavash, regular or low-carb
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    )Roasted Red Pepper (if available)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Any kind of mustard (dijon, brown, Jack Daniels, Horseradish)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Late Thanksgiving night. Cold left-over turkey on white bread with mayo, salt and pepper.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Cold left-over steak on toast with butter, salt and pepper
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Liverwurst and onion on rye.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Lebonon bologna with cheese, tomato and mayo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      and fried peppers and onion withscranbled egg on an Italian roll

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: ChrisOC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I've had Lebanon Bologna many a time during visits to Philly. Can't really think of a cheese that stands up to it. What do you recommend? Also, any idea from anyone where I can find this in Westchester County, NY?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: jhopp217

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I just use plain old american cheese. Lebonon bologna is PA Dutch so like scrapple, you probably won't find it to far from SE PA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. oatmeal bread, honey mustard, sharp cheddar, apple slices and bacon..... my very favorite sandwich. Sometimes I put mustard on one slice of bread, and strawberry jam on the slice that goes on top. Too delicious for words.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Most recently -- ham & swiss Monte Cristos with warm maple syrup; BLTs with thick-cut bacon, homemade mayo, roasted tomatoes, and avocaodo (skip the avocado and add a fried egg on top for a killer breakfast); peanut butter, apple slices, and honey on whole wheat; roasted turkey, hummus, alfalfa sprouts, and cucumber; dilled egg salad and bacon; ham, brie, and fig preserves...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. I make my own kaiser rolls to have with bacon, egg and cheese sandwiches. Year round, that would have to be my favorite (it's a Saturday morning indulgence with the NY Times crossword puzzle), but in the summer it's garden tomatoes with bacon on white toast with mayo. I feel the lettuce just gets in the way, and I never eat my BT hold the L any other time of the year!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: roxlet

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              tomatoes fresh from the garden - I think the bread, bacon, and mayo might even get in the way. A little salt and maybe some fresh basil and I'm good to go.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Not to say, A BLT with or without the L isn't great any time!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: jhopp217

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Oh, no, no, no! It doesn't get in the way at all! But I have been known to just stand in the garden and eat a ripe tomato that's still warm from the sun. It is perfect as it is, but as far as sandwiches go... BT no L for me!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. Great thread! My favorite(s) as of late:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              * 9-grain sourdough from our local bakery + almond butter + banana + baked, juicy rhubarb
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              * (same bread as above) + egg + TJ's bruschetta
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              * ciabatta + lots of butter + radishes/chives + lots of S+P

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Hot Pastrami on seeded rye w/ spicy mustard

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. Mock Peking Duck....warmed flour tortilla, hoisin sauce, julliened cucumber, spring onion and leftover rotisserie chicken .....all rolled together...yummy!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. spicy pimento cheese spread and mayo on toasted pullman bread.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Liverwurst and onion on rye with a healthy application of mustard. It went well in a bar with a cold one back in college days especially (don't have the cold ones any more though).

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