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Best sandwich I ever invented

I invented the perfect sandwich today: Oroweat Whole Grain and Flax bread, mayo, sliced pepper jack and sliced raw red bell peppers, cut in quarters, of course. Simple, exquisite, and the best! What's your best sandwich invention?

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  1. I once created a sandwhich of: french bread, black forest ham, chedder cheese, and alfalfa sprouts.
    I then, refused to eat ANYTHING else except this exact sandwhich for 2 years or so.
    Now I can't stand the idea of sandwhiches, refuse to eat any pork products, and vomit a bit in my my mouth at the sight of classic american "orange" chedder cheese.

    Still like alfalfa sprouts though...

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    1. re: Chef Casper

      "vomit a bit in your mouth"?! gee.....thanks Chef!

      1. re: Chef Casper

        Oh Casper - I live for sandwiches - my most recent concoction using left over ribs,
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        Grilled cheese that weds taleggio cheese with short ribs, arugula and apricot caper purée on raisin bread. It's wonderful.

        1. re: JayVaBeach

          You had me until raisin bread =P How do you prepare the short ribs?

          1. re: Firenzilla

            i bet the raisin bread actually makes that sandwich. sounds delicious!

        2. re: Chef Casper

          next time, just call it a 'gag reflex' and we'll know what you're talking about, OK?

          1. re: toodie jane

            THANK YOU, toodie jane. i cannot stand that phrase, either.

        3. Bacon, mayo, and sweet pickle relish on lightly toasted good, white bread. I don't eat this often, but I love it.

          1. That sounds like a good vegetarian sandwich! I have two absolute favorite sandwiches that do require a little work or special ingredients, but they are so tasty.

            First, I love this Caesar Club Sandwich with Bacon and Sun Dried Tomatoes: http://christonium.com/culinaryreview... - perfect for a nice dinner sandwich, a little something different.

            Next: Basil, Garlic, Brie and Salami Baguette: http://christonium.com/culinaryreview... - this sandwich is my favorite picnic sandwich or deluxe lunch sandwich. Everybody I have served this to loves it, the basic, garlic and brie is a perfect combination.

            1. One of my faves: hummus, pickled beets and arugula on Ace Bakery's organic granary bread, toasted.

              1. This only works with fresh, home-grown or farmers market tomatoes, but it's my summer favorite. A good whole wheat bread, mayo on one slice, honey mustard on the other, thick slices of juicy tomato, a slice of good cheddar (or muenster or provolone), lettuce of whatever sort is in the fridge, maybe a little salt on the tomato.

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                1. re: berkleygary

                  This makes me think of my two favorites. Fresh picked, still warm from the sun (ideally) tomato slices on plain old white bread with Hellman's mayo. The other is a serious whole grain bread, one side with mayo the other with good mustard(dijon) avacado slices with swiss cheese.

                  1. re: Quine

                    My favorite childhood sandwich. Tomato & provolone on semolina bread with Hellman's mayo!

                  2. re: berkleygary

                    Similar to mine: home-grown tomatoes, sliced on whole grain bread with a little mayo, good cheddar, and cucumbers.

                    Another fave: sliced sweet pickles, cheddar, and mayo on whole grain bread.

                    1. re: berkleygary

                      Diet Sandwich! ...well, very close to it.

                      In college, a guy friend of mine wanted to lose some weight. One VERY late night, he created this sandwich - whole wheat bread, spread lite mayo on each slice...but on one, swirl in a few drops of Miss Anna's Hot sauce (it's a yellow habanero pepper sauce we grew up with on St. Croix, but you can now find similar habanero sauces in the states....or order Miss. Anna's online). Fill sandwich with thick slices of vine ripened tomatoes (I worked at a nursery at the time, so I was always bringing home Big Boys and Beef Steak tomatoes)...and a thick slice or two of very sharp cheddar cheese.

                      The reason we called this a "Diet" sandwich is because it burns your mouth which makes you want to drink a LOT of water. I never had the heart to tell him to drink milk to stop the burn...the water did the trick though...he lost 5 pounds the first week! I still like these sandwiches...might have to make one this week.....

                    2. It's amazing: flaxseed bread, mayo, garlic sprouts, roasted red pepper, arugula, avocado, turkey ham, chili-garlic paste, and munster. It is by far my favorite sandiwch.

                      Lately, I've also been going on variations of a banh mi using white bread, mayo, sambal oelek, vinegar slaw, cilantro, ham and head cheese with a dash of fish sauce. It's very good, though it gets soggy very quickly.

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                      1. re: JungMann

                        Head cheese, fish sauce and sambal oelek. That cannot lead to good breath.

                        1. re: ajs228

                          I think the cilantro covers the smell of the fish sauce. Or maybe I will just die single. And happy.

                      2. Last week I bought a jar of roasted vegetable tapenade from Trader Joes (eggplant, roasted peppers, onion, etc.). I found it to be the perfect addition to a grilled swiss and honeyroasted ham/turkey sandwich.

                        When I was a little kid I would get bored and make triple decker sandwiches using anything and everything in the fridge. Pickles, bacon, hard boiled eggs (or fried), branston pickle, etc. were usually included.

                        And as an honorable mention another childhood favorite: sprinkle sandwiches. White bread, butter, and sprinkles (jimmies). My aussie friend's father would make these for us for lunch.

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                        1. re: viperlush

                          That tapenade sounds suspiciously like Italian caponata.

                        2. Yeast-free dark rye (so it was really dense and almost crumbly) with dill hummus, jalapeno havarti, avocado, and butter lettuce. Hippie-riffic!

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                          1. re: Olivia

                            Hmm...I would think that the delicacy of the dill would be all but obscured by the dark rye and the jalapeno in the havarti.

                          2. Ezekiel bread, just barely warmed in the microwave (I keep mine in the fridge), chunky natural peanut butter, orange marmalade & sliced fresh strawberries.

                            1. My fave is crispy bacon, creamy slices of avacado, mayo, cracked pepper on toasted multi-grain :)

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                              1. re: eastcoastgirl_westcoastlife

                                hard to go wrong with avocado and bacon involved!

                                1. re: eastcoastgirl_westcoastlife

                                  Add one fried, peppery egg to your ingredients and that is MY favorite.

                                  1. re: stellamystar

                                    Yum - I gotta try that. Good to know there is another one who likes their fried egges peppery ;)

                                  2. re: eastcoastgirl_westcoastlife

                                    Add garden tomato slices and you have my favorite too. :)

                                    1. re: eastcoastgirl_westcoastlife

                                      In another version of the bacon + avocado combo:

                                      Bacon, avocado, bean sprouts, tomato, romaine lettuce, swiss cheese, turkey, and peppercorn ranch on a sub roll. Yummm. Another favorite is romaine the same as above, minus bacon and ranch dressing, with spicy mustard on honey wheat bread.

                                      I also love VA-style ham, thin sliced granny smith apples, and brie on sourdough.

                                    2. Bagel with mustard on one side and cream chz on the other, then cheddar chz, avocado, lettuce, tomato and bacon!

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                                      1. re: Lemonii

                                        i love to do that to - that being split a sandwich & do half half. i can never commit. today i made 3 types of sandwiches out of crepes: apple cheddar ham onion w. garlic herb cream cheese, chicken mushroom peppers onion w.sundried tomato cream cheese, and a salsa cottage cheese blend w.black olives.

                                        i love roasted veggie sandwiches w.hummus best.. but here's 2 things to note:
                                        -daikon sprouts are the best green sandwich addition on the planet.
                                        -picadepppa sauce on a roasted veggie sandwich is killer. i keep forgetting to get it at the grocery store, but a local sandwich shop keeps it on the table and oh-my should everyone give it a go.

                                      2. this is my favorite breakfast sandwich: whole wheat toast with scrambled egg whites, feta cheese and tomato. oh, and bacon if i'm in the mood, which is almost always. egg whites not for health reasons, so much, but because it makes for a much better sandwich for unexplainable reasons.

                                        1. Anything with heart-attack-in-a-jar; I mean Mayo, is out.

                                          I have been enjoying panini type sandwiches at home, best so far was roast beef on sour dough with blue cheese butter, caramalized onions, and aged provolone.

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                                          1. re: jme1beachbum

                                            A TB of mayonnaise has 5 grams of fat

                                            ½ TB butter = 3.5 grams fat
                                            ½ oz bleu cheese = 4 grams fat

                                            That would be 7.5 grams fat, more than the “heart attack” mayo

                                            1. re: laliz

                                              Not sure where your info came from but:
                                              1 tbsp mayo contains about 10 grams of fat and 90 calories+
                                              1.5 gm of that is saturated= heart attack in a jar.

                                              And by the way that was 2 years ago and I have made it one time since. How often do people slather mayo on a sandwich, daily, 3 times a week, once every 2 years...

                                              1. re: jme1beachbum

                                                Oh for corn's sakes. ONLY IF YOU EAT THE WHOLE JAR ON A REGULAR BASIS. There is no such food as "heart attack in a jar." It's food; not medicine.

                                          2. Usually the last sandwich I had...

                                            Since I'm going to pick one, it's a classic: Onion or poppy seed bagel, untoasted if fresh. plenty of lox, good butter, (yes *and*) chive cream cheese, (if plain cream cheese add chives) fresh tomato, a little bermuda onion and just a couple of capers. A real bagel, too --- dense and moist with a crusty outside, not one of those puffy "sandwich" bagels. Better still if open-face.

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                                            1. re: Richard 16

                                              I like sour dough bread, crispy bacon, mayo on 1 slice, avacado, iceberg lettuce, geen
                                              bell pepper, pepper jack cheese and mustard on the other slice. and a big slice of a
                                              bermuda onion. you have to have onion when you have bacon.

                                            2. haven't eaten sandwiches in years, but my go-to in college was a toasted garlic-rubbed baguette with goat cheese, basil pesto, sliced tomato, roasted red peppers, plenty of fresh black pepper, a pinch of salt and a drizzle of balsamic.

                                              1. Two decent quality frozen fish sticks, baked and assmbled on a toasted English muffin with melted cheddar and tartar sauce. It's my Filet-o-Fish!

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                                                1. re: southernitalian

                                                  "decent quality frozen fish sticks"
                                                  Isn't that an oxy-moron? :-)

                                                  However, now I have the urge to try that. Maybe on a Friday during lent..

                                                2. Buttered Irish soda bread, Montgomery cheddar, grated carrot, crumbled crispy bacon.

                                                  1. Hot boudin removed from the casing and spread on buttered French bread. Not for the health-conscious.

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                                                    1. re: pattisue

                                                      God, Pattisue, that sounds great! Never occured to me to make a boudin po boy!
                                                      Where do you live? I am in N.O.

                                                      1. re: Isabella

                                                        I'm in Lafayette, Isabella. Try it, you'll like it.

                                                      2. re: pattisue

                                                        I have to agree. That sounds insanely good.

                                                        1. re: pattisue

                                                          I once made a sandwich with left-over scrapple, slathered with some mayo and one piece of lettuce. It was delicious, but I ate it when no one else was around to see me. The shame.

                                                          1. re: ajs228

                                                            now that you've confessed, do you feel cleansed?

                                                            1. re: ajs228

                                                              Ego te absolvo. I have to... I've eaten that same sandwich myself! (with sambal added to the mayo to cut through some of the greasiness)

                                                              1. re: JungMann

                                                                rock on sriracha to cut through scrapple and mayo!

                                                          2. grilled peanut butter and bacon...the bread could be white, rye, wheat...whatever you have.

                                                            or salami and larrupin's mustard dill sauce on hawaiian sweet rolls.

                                                            yum.

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                                                            1. re: luvgrub

                                                              I make a BLT but replace the lettuce with spicy radish sprouts and add some feta cheese. So I guess it would be a BRSTFC Sandwich! Mmm so good grilled!

                                                            2. OK, call me "Bubba" if you like but my son and his friends love this breakfast sandwich. Lightly toast 2 pieces of sourdough bread, put mayo on both sides, pan fry 2 slices of SPAM, lay on the bread, lay a slice of american cheese on spam, fry an egg break the yoke and flip it over in the pan for a minute then put it on the cheese to began melting the cheese, and put a couple of slices of tomato on this and slap on the other slice of bread and you've got it. It is really quite tasty for a breakfast sandwich.

                                                              1. It was a while ago, so I'm a bit fuzzy on the specifics, but I do remember I was immensely proud of what I'd created. I had about 1/2 lb of steak (sirloin, I think) left over from a Labor Day BBQ the day before, so I sliced it up, threw it in a saute pan to heat it up a bit and melted some swiss cheese over it. Once heated, it went on a fresh french loaf, and I topped it with red onion, avocado and salsa verde. Awesome.

                                                                1. my favorite is a take on one I had at a shop in nyc-
                                                                  good wheat bread, turkey (not deli turkey, real roasted turkey), sliced green apple, brie and homemade cranberry sauce. amazing. great after thanksgiving.

                                                                  1. A really good and crusty baguette from your favorite bread shop ( i like to scoop it out and just leave the great exterior of the crust) with serrano ham, manchego cheese and a mixture of white balsamic vineger/ really good spanish olive oil and a dash of smoked paprika. Then, I put that mixture on both sides with the meat/cheese and toast it in the oven. Then, here is the secret, I put it in the fridge over night and let all the oil/ vinegar mix into the bread. Then, when it comes out, I heat in the oven and let it cool to room temp (I think serrano ham is best at room temp).

                                                                    That is my perfect sandwich. All about good ingredients.

                                                                    1. Almond butter, fresh mashed very ripe figs, and honey on decent multi-grain.

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                                                                      1. re: Grubbjunkie

                                                                        I am so glad there is finally a trend of Americans no longer fearing figs. One of the most under utilized ingredients in the whole country except for the fig newton.

                                                                        1. re: offthebeatenpath1

                                                                          I just wish they were easier to get/longer season. I buy a box and gobble the whole thing down that night - I adore them.

                                                                          1. re: JaneRI

                                                                            There is a little Korean market in New Jersey that sells them almost year round and I have no idea where they get them from that they are so fresh even when out of season. I try to ask them, but they don't speak English.

                                                                      2. I used to eat these when I lived in Chicago a lot...still looking for a KC one.

                                                                        My fave torta:

                                                                        chopped grilled pork, onion, cilantro
                                                                        Grilled torta roll or any good, larger than usual sandwich roll
                                                                        mayo and sour cream. yes, it's awesome
                                                                        lettuce if you want - shredded
                                                                        sliced avocado

                                                                        yummmm

                                                                        1. My "Goto" sandwich of late is, on caraway seed rye, pastrami, old white cheddar (Something really bold) sliced pickles, slivered onions and spicy mustard.
                                                                          Butter the outside of the sandwich and grill it on a panini press or GF Grill (The only thing the GF Grill is good for). Cut in half and enjoy.

                                                                          DT

                                                                          1. focaccia, split and lightly toasted, with:

                                                                            fresh mozzarella, ripe tomato from the garden, big pile of arugula, vinegary beet salad, mayo (with lots of fresh basil, a little dijon and a splash of red wine vinegar mixed in)

                                                                            heaven!!!

                                                                            and of course my world-famous bagel combo: a good poppyseed bagel, toasted and buttered, eaten open-face with a slice of meunster and sliced half-sour pickle on each half. best combo ever....

                                                                            1. Sliced homegrown heirloom tomato, avocado, real smoked cheddar (from Oscar's Smokehouse), aleppo pepper on a toasted high-quality sesame bagel.

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                                                                              Oscar's Smokehouse
                                                                              22 Raymond Ln, Warrensburg, NY

                                                                              1. I was so happy the day I invented this sandwich: peanut butter and chutney. Any fruit chutney, a little spicy is good. Oh man. If you like PB&J, just try it.

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                                                                                1. re: auds

                                                                                  I thought i was a culinary genius when i made this sandwich: ham, goat cheese, and thin slices of mango and avocado on baguette. i think it would work with cheddar or munster as well.

                                                                                  My boyfriend also makes a great simple sandwich with left over steak. Thinly sliced on white bread spread with a mixture of curry power and mayo.

                                                                                  When i was younger i had a strange fear of deli meat and would only eat chopped pickles, lettuce and american cheese on a sub roll.

                                                                                  1. re: auds

                                                                                    oh and speaking of chutney, i had this at a sandwich shop, but roast beef mango chutney and stilton on a baguette is phenominal.

                                                                                    1. re: auds

                                                                                      Hah! I make this, too. Great with other nut butters, esp. the crunchy ones.

                                                                                    2. I wish I could take credit for this sandwich but it was my MIL's creation many years ago but everyone goes nuts for it...we call them Mom's Po Boys.

                                                                                      -Flank steak, grilled and sliced thin
                                                                                      -hard boiled eggs, sliced
                                                                                      -dill pickles, sliced into thin strips,
                                                                                      -bacon
                                                                                      -American or Cheddar cheese slices
                                                                                      -home made 1000 island dressing
                                                                                      -long rolls, sliced

                                                                                      Lightly toast the roll and begin to build the layers of the sandwich. Take strips of the cut steak, then the hard boiled egg slices, the bacon, then the cheese, then pickles and top it off with the home made 1000 island...awesome!

                                                                                      1. My recent fave emerged out of laziness. It's almond butter, sliced apple (or pear) with maldon sea salt on a good French bread (I make it on pain au levain). Delicious.

                                                                                        1. Shrimp or crab, avocado, mayo, and sprouts on whole grain bread. A little briny, a little sweet, and little creamy, and still fresh.

                                                                                          1. My new fave - today's hunt-thru-the-leftovers sandwich: fresh raspberries with left over roast chicken, romaine, a slice of frugal cheese with balsamic vinagrette ((instead of the "should come with a free defribulator" mayo)) on whole wheat - the balsamic and berries made for a wonderful sweet/salty combo. Too bad we're seeing the last of the late raspberries ,,,won't be making that sandwich for another 6 months.

                                                                                            1. - Egg salad supreme: h/b eggs, diced ham, dry mustard, mayo, a little minced onion
                                                                                              - 'Cuban' sandwich made with carnitas or homemade pulled pork

                                                                                              Chef Casper - your ham and cheddar sandwich is fine, just ditch the sprouts!

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                                                                                              1. re: DiveFan

                                                                                                After reading this thread it has become ever more apparent that life is but a means for finding things to slather with mayo. Heavenly mayo.

                                                                                                1. re: markp

                                                                                                  this just redefined my life. thank you.

                                                                                              2. Dad's macho man favorite: Siljan's knackebrod smeared with limburger and accompanied by a large dill pickle.

                                                                                                My favorite: sliced sourdough, mayo, sardines (the smaller the better) and avocado.

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                                                                                                1. re: Sharuf

                                                                                                  i love ham with creamy peanut butter with an egg over easy on top ..i like the contrast of sweet and salty and then i use the bread to soak up all the yolk that drips out mmm YUM
                                                                                                  my bf finds it gross though

                                                                                                2. This is pretty basic, but I like a muenster (or sometimes provolone) cheese sandwich. The bread needs to be crusty or a hard roll. I put tomato, sprouts and sliced cucumbers on it with mustard. I've gotten everyone at work putting sliced cucmbers on their sandwiches!

                                                                                                  1. Roasted Pork loin marinated in balsamic vinegar, olive oil and salt, pepper over night. Roast until barely pink. Then slice the meat about 1/2 in pressing the slices out with palm. fresh soft French Rolls - warm them, slather homemade pesto, hoisin, and a tad of dijon. slivers of roasted red peppers. The pork should be warm and the rest cool. Add soft lettuce red leaf, or butter, and warmed fontina cheese, tiny slivers of red onion. Serve with red seedless grapes. So many flavors, but a symphony in your mouth. I get asked to make this over and over again. It is gorgeous and looks like a salad on a roll.

                                                                                                    oh and the second is my white trash one. White fresh fresh fresh bread. Best Foods mayo, classic potato chips and dill pickle slices. Slap together. Crunch, soft, creamy, sour and salt. Yum.

                                                                                                    1. Mt fave sandwich of all time is no longer available... Orowheat stopped making their Wheat Berry bread. (God, I loved that bread and can't find anything that comes even close!) Anyway, Orowheat Wheat Berry bread with unsalted butter on one slice, then a single slice of "liver cheese" (Oscar Meyer's square version of liverwurst with an edge of fat around it), a single leaf of iceberg lettuce, and mayonnaise on the top slice of bread.. <sigh> Wish I had one now!

                                                                                                      Still available fave is Jif Extra Crunchy peanut butter layed on really thick, a huge slice (bread sized) of ripe beefsteak tomato, then the top slice of bread has to be slathered with a thick layer of Hellmann's mayo... Oh, and freshly ground pepper. The peanut butter usually is salty enough. I really loved Wheat Berry in this sandwich too, but it's even good on gummy white bread.

                                                                                                      Oh! And a well toasted English muffin with cream cheese and green jalapeno jelly!

                                                                                                      1. Toasted or untoasted, Arnold Health Nut bread makes an excellent sandwich. I like the classics like peanut butter and good blackberry jam, peanut butter and ripe banana, peanut butter and Nutella, or Nutella and ripe banana (but not peanut butter, banana, and Nutella--that's just too much). It has lots of personality to stand up to a thick layer of cream cheese with peach hot pepper jam. I also like to make a sandwich of Italian tuna packed in olive oil, cracked black pepper, a pinch of fleur du sel, a handful of arugula and a splash of vinegar on toasted Arnold Health Nut bread slathered with dijon mustard. It's like a sandwich and salad all in one.

                                                                                                        I swear I don't work for them, but if anyone from the Arnold company would like to send me a few loaves, that'd be great!

                                                                                                        There's a deli near my parents' house that makes a sandwich of a pile of =thinly sliced turkey, lots of crumbled blue cheese, sliced green apple and honey mustard on black raisin bread. It's THE BEST.

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                                                                                                        1. re: Miss Clare

                                                                                                          Wouldn't you know? "Sorry. Arnold breads are not available in your area." But thanks for trying!

                                                                                                          1. re: Caroline1

                                                                                                            Do you have Oroweat breads in your area? Arnold goes by Oroweat in the south/western US, and the Oroweat Health Nut is the same as the Arnold Health Nut. (When my parents go on vacation in the west, I make them bring me back a loaf of Oroweat Oatnut bread, which I love because of the funny name and because I can't find it back east.)

                                                                                                            http://www.oroweat.com/

                                                                                                            1. re: Miss Clare

                                                                                                              Thanks. Yes, Oroweat is plentiful here in Texas, as it was in California when I lived there. They took Wheat Berry off the market a few years ago. When I couldn't find it any more and market staff didn't know why they didn't have it, I went to their website and it was no longer listed. It was a smallish, dense loaf with lots of nice chunky wheat berries in it. Made fantastic toast and great sandwiches. I suspect they withdrew it because the cost of materials may have outstripped the market's willingness to pay. The last loaf I bought was over four dollars, and that was, as I said, a few years ago. Maybe as long as five, or maybe just a bit over three.

                                                                                                              The oatnut does look interesting. Love hazelnuts! I'll have to look for it. Thanks!

                                                                                                              1. re: Caroline1

                                                                                                                Oatnut is larger, fluffier and lighter in color. Not as substantial as WheatBerry nor as tastly. Extra points though for the occasional walnut when toasted for breakfast.

                                                                                                                Do you bake at all, Caroline? I've been making the Soft Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread from Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day. Supremely easy, tasty, and fast, it has a good flavor. There is a post somewhere on the ABin5 blogsite about soaking and including the berries in the recipe.

                                                                                                        2. Grilled sharp cheddar cheese, pesto and garden tomato on wheatberry bread. Lots of butter on outside so it is fabulously crispy.

                                                                                                          Turkey, bacon, avacado, spinach leaves, provalone, tomato and lots of real mayo on sharp and crispy crusted sourdough.

                                                                                                          Avacado, tomato, red pepper,onion shredded carrot, daikon radish and raw cabbage stuffed in a melt in your mouth vietnamese style small baguette topped with homemade ranch.

                                                                                                          Sweet Jesus.

                                                                                                          1. I am a basic girl: I LOVE Grilled cheese. I especially like to grill red onions and put them in the sandwich once the cheese has melted with some mayonnaise! MMMMMM. But, I still haven't figured out the perfect cheese combination....any ideas?

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                                                                                                            1. re: Zucumber84

                                                                                                              Believe it or not, Sam's Club has frozen Pan Bigio (Member's Mark Organic Tuscan Artisan Bread) that comes four loaves in a freezer bag that is really exceptional. It's par baked, and I rack up my oven to about 450 and bake it for 20 minutes. Incredible thick rustic crust that I then peel off the loaf and heap with a generous mound of brie, then pop it under the broiler until the brie starts to melt... Not exactly your momma's grilled cheese, but it is sooooooo good!

                                                                                                              1. re: Caroline1

                                                                                                                I have tried that bread. It is indeed fab. They stopped carrying it near me, but I look for it every time I go.

                                                                                                                1. re: Sal Vanilla

                                                                                                                  You can order it from Sam's on-line. Desperate situations call for desperate measures! '-)

                                                                                                                  1. re: Caroline1

                                                                                                                    I had not thought to do that. Thank you!!

                                                                                                              2. re: Zucumber84

                                                                                                                I like combining mozzarella with cheddar,

                                                                                                                I love reading this thread. I too am a big grill cheese fan, and the one I had over the weekend, was mighty good. It was on a sourdough wheat bread with about 2 TB of coarsely grated parmesan, some slices of pepper jack and three slices of smoked pepperoni. I like to make my grill cheese in a non stick skillet. I use low heat and cover the botton of my tea kettle with aluminum foil and use it as a weight on top of the breadl
                                                                                                                The secret to a good grill cheese is the right anount of cheese and low heat. Sometimes I put butter in the pan and sometimes I dont.

                                                                                                                The other sandwich I am partial to is peanut butter with hot sauce. Before serving You can add fresh tomatoes, sprouts, cucumbers, or assorted sliced fruit. Cut up bacon might be a nice addition though I have not tried it.

                                                                                                                1. re: Zucumber84

                                                                                                                  April is National Grilled Cheese Month. I've celebrated it for a few years. We've come up with some awesome combinations.

                                                                                                                  Here's a link to what I wrote about it:
                                                                                                                  http://wordybitch.blogspot.com/2009/0...

                                                                                                                  1. re: Zucumber84

                                                                                                                    White cheddar is good with chutney and Fontina is great with a bit of Dijon. or do you mean mixing cheeses?

                                                                                                                  2. Boars Head maple turkey, sliced cheddar, spicy brown mustard on one side, grilled on sourdough in a skillet with lots of butter. Before the sandwich is done grilling, I sprinkle parm on each side of the bread and crisp it up. Yum. Good tomato is added if available.

                                                                                                                    1. I'm a major sandwich queen - freakier the better. We were painting this weekend and I whipped this up (after Hubby said, "we don't have anything to eat for lunch":

                                                                                                                      Turkey, almonds, raisins, white corn, edamamme, raw cole slaw, mayo, (spices were dill, cayenne, garlic, pepper). Stuffed in a whole wheat pita pocket. Nice crunch, it was awesome. (the white corn and edamamme were leftovers from dinner the night before).

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                                                                                                                        1. re: lexpatti

                                                                                                                          Moist boiled chicken, cubed fairly fine, loads of pine nuts, a generous dolop of really good orange marmalade with lots of orange rind in it (Smucker's doesn't really cut it, but if it's all you have, oh, all right...), and Hellmann's mayo. Mix it all up and pile it on anything. mmm mmm good!

                                                                                                                          1. re: Caroline1

                                                                                                                            you and our daughter, the love of pine nuts............ :)

                                                                                                                        2. Cb&j -
                                                                                                                          fresh sour-dough, home-made cashew butter, fig jam & morbier cheese, pan-fried
                                                                                                                          an explosion of happy in my mouth.

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                                                                                                                          1. re: lfagin

                                                                                                                            My... how devilish. I happen to have those things hiding in my fridge and cupboard AND I have been bedeviled by an alternative use for my fig jam.

                                                                                                                            Oh Happy Day!

                                                                                                                            1. re: Sal Vanilla

                                                                                                                              I made your sandwich Ifagin. So so good. Thank you for what I now call my sammich.

                                                                                                                              1. re: Sal Vanilla

                                                                                                                                oh, I have these things in my fridge and cupboard as well..I am giddy with excitement to try this concoction..have eaten dinner already..is it appropriate for dessert?

                                                                                                                              2. re: lfagin

                                                                                                                                I made something like your CB&J last week: Trader Joe's Tuscan pane, spread with natural peanut butter, blackberry jam and slices of brie, fried in a little butter. It was DELICIOUS, but even I was like, "Ugh, heavy. Need to walk around the block to work some of it off."

                                                                                                                              3. First, a trip to the local grower's market is necessary. The Italian Rustic bread from Big Sky Bakery, the herbed cheddar from the Amish cheese stand and tomatoes from the "no pesticide" stand. Put all of this together with a fine mustard and I'm in sandwich heaven. (Sometimes, I add green onions).

                                                                                                                                1. 2 thick slices of pasta dura, one spread with mashed avo, the other with graine mustard, thin sliced rare roast beef and home made potato salad (mato, bacon, eggs, potates, sun dried tomatoes)

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                                                                                                                                  1. re: purple goddess

                                                                                                                                    Turkey breast on rye bread, topped with red onion, anchovies and thousand island dressing. A classic from one of those department store tea rooms of the 1950s.

                                                                                                                                  2. Just like heat and pressure can turn a lump of coal into a diamond, I think they have approximately the same effect on sandwiches. My best pressed and heated experiment so far started with some beautiful Pugliese bread from a local bakery. I set my boyfriend to pounding a boneless, skinless chicken breast nice and thin and then dispatched him to the grill. Meanwhile I sauteed mushrooms and onions with some garlic and seasoned them with black pepper. I spread a bit of mustard on each slice of bread, then put sliced asiago on one , havarti on the other; piled the now nicely-grilled chicken and veg in between, and pressed it on a grill pan under a foil-wrapped brick. Best. Sandwich. Ever.

                                                                                                                                    1. Perfect timing:
                                                                                                                                      rye bread
                                                                                                                                      sliced roasted turkey white meat
                                                                                                                                      spreadable best quality blue cheese
                                                                                                                                      Russian dressing
                                                                                                                                      sliced red onion
                                                                                                                                      I'm salivating about this as I type...

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                                                                                                                                      1. re: howboy

                                                                                                                                        howboy, I'm salivating reading it

                                                                                                                                      2. Awesome thread you started! Keeping it in my favorites---it's becoming quite a sandwich "cookbook"!
                                                                                                                                        Best,
                                                                                                                                        Jeff

                                                                                                                                        1. tomato, avocado and fresh mozz. in pita or on whole wheat toasted bread - maybe a little mayo and sometimes cucumber too. i could eat these for lunch 5 days a week without getting tired of them, especially during good tomato season.

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                                                                                                                                          1. re: carolita

                                                                                                                                            Now that's my kind of sandwich - maybe add some sprouts - love it!!!! Now I'm hungry.

                                                                                                                                          2. This being the season of the BEST HOLIDAY (Thanksgiving - all about the food and fellowship - no religion or gifts), one of my two favorite sammiches is the leftover turkey on lightly toasted sourdough bread, sprinkled with excellent sea salt with the toast spread with mayo and a layer of crisp lettuce to top.

                                                                                                                                            The second marvy sammich is roasted vegetables - the George Foreman grill is perfect for this - now listen, this is REALLY good - sliced grilled eggplant, sliced grilled mushrooms, a good white cheese (many varieties will do), all pressed into a panini. A roasted pepper spread is nice as an option, as is arugula - but those first things are the essentials.

                                                                                                                                            And also, though I was aiming for two - a crusty fresh baguette, hollowed out a bit in the middle. Sprinkle with a little good olive oil and a tech of red wine vinegar, also s0me dried oregano. Shred Romaine lettuce, thinly slice sweet onions, and layer provolone, and 3-5 of the best quality cold cuts. Have a really good beer with that, also grade A olives/pickles and something crisp and salty. Atone later at the gym.

                                                                                                                                            1. Grilled cheese with bacon and apple slices. I use Oroweat Oatnut bread, but that probably doesn't matter much.

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                                                                                                                                              1. re: Tony Miller

                                                                                                                                                I have all of these ingredients in the fridge at home. Hello, tonight's dinner.

                                                                                                                                                Question: Did you peel the apple slices first? Did you caramelize them a bit before putting the sandwich together or did you put them in there raw?

                                                                                                                                                1. re: Miss Clare

                                                                                                                                                  I didn't peel the apples; used them raw, and they were Braeburns. Crisp and tart, they were a nice counterpoint to the fatty cheese and bacon. The bacon was pre-cooked, as I thought it would be pretty disgusting with underdone bacon.

                                                                                                                                              2. I got the sandwich to end all sandwiches.

                                                                                                                                                1. bbq tri tip. The one I use is from Costco, found in the refridgerated meats section vacuum sealed and ready to cook. Just add a ton of pepper to it before roasting it
                                                                                                                                                2. King's hawaiian bread, also from Costco. The loaves, not the rolls.
                                                                                                                                                3. Horseradish

                                                                                                                                                cook tri tip, slice. slice hawaiian bread, lightly toast it. horseradish both sides liberally, add in tri tip, and enjoy, making sure you add lots of the little crispies to the sandwich.

                                                                                                                                                best meat sandwich ever. the varities of flavors are mind blowing and perfectly offset each other.

                                                                                                                                                1. I love this for breakfast: two slices whole wheat bread toasted with a good olive oil on one slice and mashed avocado on the other, one sort-of scrambled egg, a slice or two of turkey breast and a slice or two of tomato. Heaven.

                                                                                                                                                  1. Jiff extra crunchy with Apple/Rhubarb jam on fresh Challah with Olive Oil Potato Chips stuffed in between.

                                                                                                                                                    1. okay...not the most healthy...but fried chicken breast pulled off the bone...crispy coating still intact on your favorite bread with bacon ranch dressing....

                                                                                                                                                      1. i have 2
                                                                                                                                                        the first one is from a russian woman that i worked for for years, take a whole wheat pita and then spread one side with a little mayo, layer in sliced avacado and lightly fork mash, then add chopped egg, sliced tomato, cuke, red onion thinly sliced, a little grated chees and sprouts - i first had this almost 20 years ago but it is still delish but i do change it up by upgrading the type of cheese and sprouts

                                                                                                                                                        second, slice an onion bagel and then smear with green onion cream cheese and top with sliced brie and broil - super yummy

                                                                                                                                                        1. I didn't invent it, but I think nothing is better than that hot turkey sandwich with gravy, stuffing and cranberry sauce the day after Thanksgiving.

                                                                                                                                                          1. When I was eight, I had a dream about a tuna fish sandwich. Up to that time, I'd had a very standard tuna, mayo, celery mixture that my mom made. In my dream, the sandwich was tuna with sweet relish, onions, and mayo. I made it and it was as good as my dream told me.

                                                                                                                                                            In high school, I loved dill pickles and American cheese so I combined the two with mayo and S&P on white bread. With a few nacho cheese doritos as a side, it was a great lunch.

                                                                                                                                                            Now that I'm (much) older, my best sandwich invention is very thinly sliced and toasted wheat bread, spread with mayo, thinly sliced cheddar and thinly sliced tomato plus S&P all placed under the broiler just until the cheese gets a few darkened spots.

                                                                                                                                                            1. best ever topping for a toasted onion bagel: cream cheese with lots raw garlic put through a press all mixed together. may want to wait a while before leaving the house though :)

                                                                                                                                                              1. The chef boy ardee sandwich. Between two slice of white bread, a can of heated chef boy ardee spagetti (spagetti with meatball work best, revioli not as good) and lots of blk pepper. To 'guild the lilly", throw a egg (sunny side up) on it.

                                                                                                                                                                It may sound weird but thrust me, around 11pm at night, it is money.

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                                                                                                                                                                1. re: Soup

                                                                                                                                                                  Doesn't the sauce soak right through the bread? You'd need a good, thick, hardy white bread.

                                                                                                                                                                2. Lump 'o rice sandwich.
                                                                                                                                                                  A big scoop of mexican or spanish rice between two slices of white bread. Salsa too, if rice is dry at all. Otherwise salt and pepper. Heat the rice first then add to bread. Make a big lump.

                                                                                                                                                                  1. Turkey, Cranberry Sauce (homemade), Brie, Creamy Dijon on a biscuit - killer!

                                                                                                                                                                    1. cold or room temperature whiting (other fish as well), lettuce,tomato, on a Potugese roll with hot sauce..There are variations to the fish sandwich theme but so far my fave I.ve heard of a place that served hero's in NYC(metro area?) that serves fish/shrimp balls or calimari/scungilli heros with hot (tomato)sauce.ut I believe they closed

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                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: scunge

                                                                                                                                                                        Turkey,pastrami,a little Russian dressing, Cole slaw, tomato slice on Italian bread...Mmmm!

                                                                                                                                                                      2. My daughter (now 16) has been eating toasted cinnamon raisin bagel with cream cheese, tomato and turkey sandwiches for more years than I can remember. Sounds strange but very yummy.

                                                                                                                                                                        1. I didn't invent it, but ham, melty cheese, and apple butter on a croissant (or any bread, really) is a great combo.

                                                                                                                                                                          1. i made myself a breakfast torta today.... homemade guac with lots of cilantro and serrano chiles, ham, fried egg, cheddar cheese, sliced tomato. It was OUTSTANDING. I let the cheese melt on the ham in the oven before layering it all together.

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                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: tissue

                                                                                                                                                                              tissue, saved this old thread and now going through it. you know, if you smeared some refried beans on there(heated up) you WOULD have a pretty authentic torta! thanks for the delic. inspiration!

                                                                                                                                                                            2. Tomato foccaccia with burrata cheese, grilled portobellas, grilled zucchini, roasted red peppers, balsamic reduction drizzle, basil aoili.

                                                                                                                                                                              Honey roasted turkey, muenster cheese, pesto mayonnaise, bacon on sourdough, toasted.

                                                                                                                                                                              1. I wouldn't say it's the best sandwich, but I invented years ago when the kids were little. Basically, you start with a peanut butter sandwich using whatever bread you prefer (my mother always first buttered the bread and then the peanut butter, she claimed it helped to keep the peanut butter off the roof of your mouth) and then drizzle some honey on and the add a handfull of thin pretzel sticks. This was invented back in the days before we worried about carbs.

                                                                                                                                                                                1. french roll, pesto, roast beef, mayo, avocado. mm.

                                                                                                                                                                                  1. I love to slather mayo on two slices of white wheat bread, add sliced onion, then top with lots of leftover, room temperature fried okra. YUUUUUUMMMMM!

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                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Home2Cook

                                                                                                                                                                                      Chipotle Shrimp Po Boy. Shrimp sauted in butter, garlic, chipotle dressed with mayo shredded lettuce queso fresco cheese and avocado slices.

                                                                                                                                                                                    2. I grilled some burgers and topped it with green leaf lettuce, avocado, and a cilantro-mayo that I mixed up. My gf calls it the "green burger" and it's awesome.

                                                                                                                                                                                      1. We bought a beautiful watermelon turnip ( light green on outside and watermelon pink on the inside). More like radish flavor. I sliced it very thin and had it on homemade whole waeat sunflower bread with good butter. it was amazing!

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                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: magiesmom

                                                                                                                                                                                          mm, aren't radish sandwiches on wh wht - a popular thing in england? or maybe i dreamt it...!

                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: opinionatedchef

                                                                                                                                                                                            When I was a little kid, my mom used to make me peanut butter & radish sandwiches on toast, with mayo & lettuce. Or, as an alternate version, peanut butter & sliced sweet gherkins. I have made both in the recent past, although I haven't bothered with the lettuce. Both were good, although I preferred the radish version.

                                                                                                                                                                                        2. I wish I had invented the best sandwich ever but someone else beat me to it. Thanks to Chowhounder otis738 for sharing...
                                                                                                                                                                                          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/753262

                                                                                                                                                                                          1. As a kid, I loved crunchy peanut butter and yellow mustard with or without cheese. Now, it's hearty wheat bread with peanut butter and honey as the go to sandwich. My best invention though...roasted,fennel-crusted pork loin let to cool and thinly sliced, champagne/gold beet jam, goat milk cheddar, and baby arugula on a good crusty roll.

                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Toasted Bacon and Egg. The egg has to be over easy so when you squish it the yoke spreads over the sandwich. After years of mastering this I can do it without spilling a drop. Must have mayo and lettuce and lots of pepper. That and french fry sandwiches.

                                                                                                                                                                                              1. There are so many yummy sandwiches that I love but one of my favorites......August tomatoes (is there anything better?) with some mayo and freshly ground pepper on rustic bread.......that's it folks!

                                                                                                                                                                                                1. OK, here is a weird one - but delicious.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  If you have left over roast pork (best), or pork chops (OK if sliced thin), make a sandwich with a good crusty bread or baguette and mayo on one side of bread. Top meat with a LITTLE blueberry jam, add lettuce and enjoy. I make a slightly spicy red chili wild blueberry jam that works amazingly with pork, but a good store bought blueberry jam is a very good substitute. It's kinda like the sweet cranberry / roast turkey thing, but different.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: PoppiYYZ

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ooohh...I bet this would be yummy with fig jam also!

                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: hto44

                                                                                                                                                                                                      good whole grain bread toasted..
                                                                                                                                                                                                      hefty serving of Tahini mixed with lemon juice - spread on hot toast with tomato, Baldersons white cheddar cheese, sprouts, raisins and Mrs. Dash -

                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Whole wheat bread.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    salted butter

                                                                                                                                                                                                    sliced shallots

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Grated Strong Cheddar cheese ,Canadian for preference

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Make a sandwich.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Your eyes will water...

                                                                                                                                                                                                    'Who's the Daddy now?'

                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Avocado
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Cheese of your choosing
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Tomato
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sourdough bread w/ mayo, italian dressing, salt & pepper

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Wisey

                                                                                                                                                                                                        all grilled sandwiches are declicious but really love the combo of good tomatoes, pesto sauce and buffalo mozz..maybe a sourdough bread/french baquette or even a nice mulitgain..so long as it's fresh! (a smidge of garlic mayo doesn't hurt either)

                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Day-after Thanksgiving turkey sandwiches are the BEST! Artisan bread (some thing lightly crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside). Chunks of turkey, cranberry sauce and cream cheese. Great...now my mouth is watering and Thanksgiving is a loooong way away.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Favorite sandwich I ever created sort of blew my mind:

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Portuguese sweet roll spread with homemade aioli (I go heavy on the garlic on mine) on one side and dijon mustard and sun-dried tomato pesto on the other (I am addicted to this stuff called Sun-Dried Tomato Delight by Hand to Mouth Edibles). Then topped with sauteed broccoli raab (this is the key to the whole sandwich; I like mine cooked with yet more garlic and some red pepper flakes), swiss cheese, and salami. Then I press and toast it just in a sautee pan with another heavy pan on top.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          I have also tried it with leftover roasted turkey and leftover pork tenderloin, both of these variations were delicious as well.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. This is really good!

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Italian Sandwich
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Really good French roll
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mayo (aoli if possible)
                                                                                                                                                                                                            3 slices mortadella
                                                                                                                                                                                                            3 slices proscuitto
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Caprese salad made with fresh mozzarella balls, sundried tomatoes, and fresh basil & a little olive oil....you can add pesto if you must have more basil!
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Drizzle of Italian dressing

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Lettuce and tomato if desired.....

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Now, you can make this into a panini (AMAZING) or eat it cold....it's great either way!

                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Everything bagel, vegetable cream cheese, a slice of red onion (soaked in ice water for half an hour to take the bite out), smoked salmon, tomato, lettuce, capers, a bit of Maille dijon.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. yesterday i had on dark toasted rye hummus and tabouli, with a sliced hardboiled egg. it was delicious - juicy, crunchy, rich from the hummus and egg. having another today. i'd like to try roasted red peppers with the hummus too.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. The National Sandwich Idea contest was held between 1956 and 1981. It was sponsored by the Wheat Flour Institute. Each year 20 sandwich recipes, created by Food Service professionals, were chosen as the top sandwich recipes from hundreds of entries. Below are links to winning recipes from 1956 through 1981.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Reuben Sandwich - 1956 #1 winner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  http://www.recipesecrets.net/forums/r...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Schroeder Sandwich - 1957 #1 winner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  http://www.recipesecrets.net/forums/r...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Pan Fried Filet Of Beef Sandwich - 1958 finalist winner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  http://www.recipesecrets.net/forums/r...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  All-American Sandwich - 1958 #1 winner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  http://www.recipesecrets.net/forums/r...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Columbus Discovery Sandwich - 1959 #1 winner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  http://www.recipesecrets.net/forums/r...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hamdinger Sandwich - 1960 #1 winner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  http://www.recipesecrets.net/forums/r...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Beef Dauvergne Sandwich - 1961 #1 winner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  http://www.recipesecrets.net/forums/r...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  McIntosh Sandwich - 1962 #1 winner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  http://www.recipesecrets.net/forums/r...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Omelette A La Swiss Sandwich - 1963 #1 winner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  http://www.recipesecrets.net/forums/r...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Oh Boy Farm Boy Sandwich - 1964 #1 meat category winner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  http://www.recipesecrets.net/forums/r...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Guacamole Open Club Sandwich - 1964 #1 winner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  http://www.recipesecrets.net/forums/r...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Grilled Cheese Mexicana Sandwich - 1965 #1 winner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  http://www.recipesecrets.net/forums/r...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dutch Diplomat Sandwich - 1966 #1 winner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  http://www.recipesecrets.net/forums/r...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mexican Ambassador Sandwich - 1967 #1 winner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  http://www.recipesecrets.net/forums/r...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sweet Adeline Sandwich - 1968 #1 winner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  http://www.recipesecrets.net/forums/r...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Spicy Sausage Sauerbraten Sandwich - 1969 #1 winner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  http://www.recipesecrets.net/forums/r...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Trail Driver Sandwich - 1970 #1 winner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  http://www.recipesecrets.net/forums/r...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mikado Sandwich - 1971 #1 winner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  http://www.recipesecrets.net/forums/r...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Sebastian Sandwich - 1972 #1 winner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  http://www.recipesecrets.net/forums/r...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Canadian Mushroom Sandwich - 1973 #1 winner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  http://www.recipesecrets.net/forums/r...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hawaiian Farmer Sandwich - 1974 #1 winner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  http://www.recipesecrets.net/forums/r...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Old Chinatown Pork Burger Sandwich - 1975 #1 winner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  http://www.recipesecrets.net/forums/r...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Confetti U.S.A. Sandwich - 1976 #1 winner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  http://www.recipesecrets.net/forums/r...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dilly Beef Sandwich - 1977 #1 winner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  http://www.recipesecrets.net/forums/r...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sweet and Sauer Burger Sandwich - 1978 #1 winner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  http://www.recipesecrets.net/forums/r...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Garden Sandwich - 1979 #1 winner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  http://www.recipesecrets.net/forums/r...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  St. Helen's Sunnyside Special Sandwich - 1980 #1 winner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  http://www.recipesecrets.net/forums/r...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Eggs'-otic Special Sandwich - 1981 #1 winner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  http://www.recipesecrets.net/forums/r...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: Antilope

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    WOW ! Thanks A ! Never heard of the NSI Contest, too bad they aren't still doing their thing.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Antilope

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Holy crap! There goes my weekend.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Antilope

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Antilope

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        okey dokey artichokey, my husband now knows what my reading material will be in bed tonight :)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        my first attempt will be the Confetti USA sandwich. I'm melting just thinking about it :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: iL Divo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Breadwinners! Good Idea Sandwiches from the Past, Apr 12, 1980, Family Weekly Sunday newspaper magazine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          (Some recipes in article are the National Sandwich Idea Contest winners)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          http://tinyurl.com/6to6coj

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. CABOT: Cheddar, Avocado, Bacon, Onion, Tomato with mayo and S&P on a lightly toasted firm white or sourdough bread. (Guess I could include the mayo and call it CAMBOT for MST3K fans.)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: Birmingham

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Now do a Tom Servo sandwich. Dare you.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: jmckee

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Okay, I'm impressed. Didn't think anyone would get the reference.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            How about: TOMato, Spam, Egg salad, Roast beef, Velveeta, Onion?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: jmckee

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              i wanna play!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Tomato, Olive tapenade, Mozzarella, Sorpressata, Eggplant, Roasted Red peppers, Vinegar (balsamic), and Oil

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. Fresh figs, blue cheese and spinach. SO GOOD. Too bad I can only have it in the summer, when the figs are in season. (Please use local figs if you can, they taste so much better... And were one third of the price at my local farmer's market, compared to the imported ones at the grocery store!) I used toasted multigrain bread becasue I didn't have anything better...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. My favorite has deli roast beef sliced very thin, and thin red onion rings sauteed until just soft and sprinkled with barbeque seasoning in the cooking process. Then I hollow out a baguette and butter the outsides, put in the beef, onions, and top with white cheddar. Smash the whole thing down and cook in a panini press.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: alliegator

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                We frequently make a similar sandwich (when we buy the beef) with the addition of sauteed mushrooms. After removing the sandwich from the press I like to add fresh spinach leaves.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. Fried egg with melted muenster cheese, sauerkraut, wasabi mayo on pumpernickel. Works equally well with pastrami or smoked oysters.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: Annie S.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Yikes. Sounds like it would taste good, but what does your stomach have to say afterwards ? I'd be fearful of a huge wasabi, sauerkraut, cheese battle. ;-)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: PoppiYYZ

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    No complaints thus far that I've noticed! I do take a light-hand with the mayo and the homemade sauerkraut from the local Eastern Euro markets isn't especially strong.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. My favourite sandwich is an energy bomb I usually make a few hours before training.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  -Sliced bagel in the oven
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  -One pack of bacon in the pan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  -Fried egg
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  -Sliced tomato
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  -Freshly ground pepper
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  -Mayonese

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Layer all this beautifully.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: Ramius

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Seriously, a whole pack of bacon? Does that even fit on a bagel?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: piccola

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Yes in two layers. I usually put the egg between them.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A pack here, is eight slices.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Ramius

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Oh, OK. I was thinking of the one-pound packs.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: Ramius

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          "A pack here, is eight slices."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          What level in H-E-double hockey sticks is that? I better start minding my P's and Q's because I don't want to end up there.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          That said - it still sounds thick. I now imagine you are this guy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09Vhgt...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Lord help me.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. re: Ramius

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        You can get bagels in Norway? :-)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: pdxgastro

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Yeah, but it´s not common, so your suspicion has half right.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3. I used to work the weekend grill at The Dutch House in Fair Lawn, NJ. Frank, the owner, would get his provisions from across the street from The Swiss Pork Store...only the best. I would take two slices of VERY good rye bread, put a few slices of swiss cheese on each, melt them under the broiler, then layer ice cold dill pickle chips, close it up and enjoy with a wide-mouth Piel's beer. Damn, that was good.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: njmarshall55

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I created a chili relleno sandwich once. It was delicious, but a pain to make. Whip one egg white and fold in one beaten yoke. Between 2 pieces of white bread place one seeded and slightly cooked anaheim chili pepper (spread out) with two pieces of jack cheese. Coat the sandwich with the egg mixture and fry. Tasty :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: njmarshall55

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            NJ, I suspect the Piel's had something to do with your enjoyment of that sandwich. ;o)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. Bacon, lettuce and tomato with sliced avocado (lemon-sprinkled of course) with salt and lots of pepper on toasted English muffin or other slightly rustic bread.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. This takes me back to my Orowheat days...However, I used a good mayo, Ingelhoffer mustard, alfalfa sprouts, thinly sliced red onion, fat ripe tomato and a sharp cheddar MELTED on toast. Oh yum...Haven't done that in decades.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Ok old thread, but not surprisingly still active. This is not an invention, but definitely an improvement over a similar verison I ordered out...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Split Kaiser roll - spread each side with mayo - ham and pineapple slice baked a little in oven just to warm with a little pineapple juice to moisten - layer bottom half with ham and pineapple and a big slice of provolone - put another big slice of provolone on top half - broil both sections until browned - assemble the 2 sides and cut in half. Imake 6 at a time and they will last us about a day between the original meal, another lunch and snacking 1/2 at a time and we are the anti-leftover family (well he is).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Homemade brown bread and aoli. Lots of butter. Thin sliced elk 'cold cuts'. Thin sliced sweet raw onions. Heaven!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. My favourite is focaccia with grainy mustard, Westphalian ham , carmelized onions, grilled apple slices and provalone; grill until cheese is melted.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    One I used to have a lot when younger was cream cheese, horseradish, rare roast beef and avocado.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Toasted sourdough roll, spread with chipotle mayo; thinly-sliced rare tri-tip, smoky sharp cheddar or pepper jack cheese, pickled jalapenos, sliced fresh tomato and caramelized onions.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Or a rare steak sandwich with blue cheese dressing and tomato jam; arugula for crunchy fun.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: mamachef

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Darlin Daughter just informed me that no, the best (and it's more a deconstruct than an invention...) Is Chicken Salad made with all the Cobb salad ingredients, but bound lightly with a lemony mayo, stuffed into Ciabatta. And good ol #2 son will tell you that it's the mocked-up Primanti's sandwiches I used to make him and his friends: Chicken cutlets, breaded and sauteed, cheese sticks, fries, and a garden's worth of salad stuffed into Hoagie rolls.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. very old thread but i am willing to help revive it.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        my favorite sandwich (requires a little work to make)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        wheat bread
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        peppered bacon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        carmelized onons
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        tomato
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        avocado
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        lettuce (sometimes)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        provolone (sometimes)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        honey mustard (sometimes)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        must have chips (doritos preferred) and a pickle with it

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. I recently really wanted the fish sandwich from Van Horn here in Brooklyn but didn't want to leave the house, so instead I decided to make my own. Out of desperation, I used one of those Trader Joe's breaded cod filets, and I didn't have any tarter sauce so I decided to make some, but I didn't have any mayo, so I had to make that too. Added some bacon and avocado on some walnut rye I'd made and it was perhaps the best sandwich I've ever had.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Also, inspired by Tommy's in Cleveland, I love egg and cheese (usually cheddar) with peanut butter.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. I just made a sandwich so good that I remembered this thread and wanted to add to it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Pumpernickel bread spread with cream cheese on both slices. On one half, thin-sliced radish. On the other, thin-sliced lemon topped by thin-sliced cucumber. Draped 2 slices of nova salmon on top, flipped it together and cut in half.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            It is not only delicious, but it's so pretty with all the different colors! And the lemon totally makes the sandwich - it wouldn't be half as good without it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. I kinda think of sandwiches like I do days. I always hope I can make the next one better than the last, and that I gotta lot more comin' to me.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. My husband and I invented this hungover after a crazy christmas party at our house, we still make it every Xmas we have a honeybaked ham. As you can see all the ingredients were leftover from the party.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Leftover baguette
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Add honey mustard and sliced brie
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                melt brie in oven
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                at honeybaked ham, fresh brie and arugula with a dash of siracha.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. LOL! For the trashiest, tackiest, good after a late night sammich, toast a piece of light rye, butter it, then layer on a slab of plasticheese (Kraft slice), slather on sour cream, squirt on the ketchup and dash on Tabasco.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  It's dag nasty evil. Must be eaten in about 10 seconds while the toast is still crisp. I have no shame.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: rcallner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I love "plasticheese" - perfect name. One of my favorite comfort foods is a plasticheese sandwich on sliced sourdough with mayo - works every time.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: The Librarian

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        But why, oh why, do the slices of my plastacheese stay the same for so long, while all of my other delicious cheddars, blues, queso frescos, fetas, triple creams, paneers, gruyères, raclettes, change...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Sriracha mayo, kaiser rolls. Then stacked in order: char siu, roasted zucchini, quick pickled onions, Genoa salami, roasted tomatoes, arugula. Smuttynose IPA to wash it down...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Home made whole wheat bread. Home made butter. Homemade mayo. Thinly sliced cold caribou roast from the loin. Thinly sliced home grown sweet onion. S&P.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      That was my mothers best sandwich fifty years ago. I can still remember the taste.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Puffin3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Fantastic. I want one. Maybe two. And, a coupla cans of Piels.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. I didn't invent it, but I'm dying to try the Pig Dip sandwich they showed on the "Traditional Gone Wild" episode of Diners, Drive Ins and Dives the other night. Its a heart attack on a roll, but it looked and sounded divine

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Crusty french bread roll, with a fennel onion marmalade, then topped with sliced roasted pork, I think it was Gruyere cheese, prosciutto, and a pork au jus sauce for a dip.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        It sounded delicious. A lot of work, but delicious.