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Best sandwich I ever invented

The Librarian Oct 16, 2007 08:17 PM

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. Chef Casper RE: The Librarian Oct 16, 2007 08:55 PM

    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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      alkapal RE: Chef Casper Oct 17, 2007 06:49 AM

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

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        JayVaBeach RE: Chef Casper Nov 6, 2007 03:37 PM

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

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          Firenzilla RE: JayVaBeach Mar 6, 2012 12:02 PM

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

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            mattstolz RE: Firenzilla Mar 11, 2012 07:06 AM

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

        2. re: Chef Casper
          toodie jane RE: Chef Casper Jan 3, 2010 06:45 PM

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

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            alkapal RE: toodie jane Jan 15, 2010 01:16 AM

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

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          alysonlaurel RE: The Librarian Oct 16, 2007 09:08 PM

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

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            quelle4 RE: The Librarian Oct 16, 2007 10:36 PM

            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.

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              piccola RE: The Librarian Oct 17, 2007 03:21 AM

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

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                berkleygary RE: The Librarian Oct 17, 2007 06:32 AM

                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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                  Quine RE: berkleygary Oct 17, 2007 11:32 AM

                  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.

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                    jhopp217 RE: Quine Jan 17, 2011 06:43 AM

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

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                    phee RE: berkleygary Oct 17, 2007 12:17 PM

                    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.

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                      debrolex RE: berkleygary Mar 22, 2011 11:34 PM

                      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. JungMann RE: The Librarian Oct 17, 2007 07:03 AM

                      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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                        ajs228 RE: JungMann Oct 17, 2007 03:17 PM

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

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                          JungMann RE: ajs228 Oct 18, 2007 07:13 AM

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

                      2. viperlush RE: The Librarian Oct 17, 2007 07:16 AM

                        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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                          njmarshall55 RE: viperlush Mar 6, 2012 11:27 AM

                          That tapenade sounds suspiciously like Italian caponata.

                        2. Olivia RE: The Librarian Oct 17, 2007 07:20 AM

                          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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                            jmckee RE: Olivia May 5, 2011 09:13 AM

                            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.

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                            JaneRI RE: The Librarian Oct 17, 2007 07:24 AM

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

                            1. eastcoastgirl_westcoastlife RE: The Librarian Oct 17, 2007 10:29 AM

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

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                                alkapal RE: eastcoastgirl_westcoastlife Oct 17, 2007 10:37 AM

                                hard to go wrong with avocado and bacon involved!

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                                  eastcoastgirl_westcoastlife RE: alkapal Oct 17, 2007 10:56 AM

                                  Agreed - bacon makes everything better :)

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                                  stellamystar RE: eastcoastgirl_westcoastlife Oct 17, 2007 03:55 PM

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

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                                    eastcoastgirl_westcoastlife RE: stellamystar Oct 18, 2007 02:11 PM

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

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                                    mcel215 RE: eastcoastgirl_westcoastlife Jun 11, 2010 02:39 AM

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

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                                      ForFoodsSake RE: eastcoastgirl_westcoastlife Dec 30, 2011 03:19 PM

                                      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. Lemonii RE: The Librarian Oct 17, 2007 10:41 AM

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

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                                        reannd RE: Lemonii Oct 17, 2007 11:39 AM

                                        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.

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                                        etowernyc RE: The Librarian Oct 17, 2007 10:48 AM

                                        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. jme1beachbum RE: The Librarian Oct 17, 2007 10:48 AM

                                          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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                                            laliz RE: jme1beachbum Jun 17, 2009 12:35 PM

                                            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

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                                              jme1beachbum RE: laliz Jun 30, 2009 06:07 PM

                                              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...

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                                                jmckee RE: jme1beachbum May 5, 2011 09:14 AM

                                                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. Richard 16 RE: The Librarian Oct 17, 2007 12:29 PM

                                            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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                                              bigjimbray RE: Richard 16 Oct 17, 2007 12:49 PM

                                              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. goodhealthgourmet RE: The Librarian Oct 17, 2007 12:41 PM

                                              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. southernitalian RE: The Librarian Oct 17, 2007 12:41 PM

                                                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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                                                  SweetPea914 RE: southernitalian Oct 19, 2007 07:33 AM

                                                  "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..

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                                                  Brit on a Trip RE: The Librarian Oct 17, 2007 01:56 PM

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

                                                  1. pattisue RE: The Librarian Oct 17, 2007 02:16 PM

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

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                                                      Isabella RE: pattisue Oct 26, 2007 08:47 PM

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

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                                                        pattisue RE: Isabella Oct 27, 2007 11:16 AM

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

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                                                        Ima Wurdibitsch RE: pattisue Jun 30, 2009 06:40 PM

                                                        I have to agree. That sounds insanely good.

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                                                          ajs228 RE: pattisue Jul 1, 2009 09:49 AM

                                                          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.

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                                                            alkapal RE: ajs228 Jul 1, 2009 02:02 PM

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

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                                                              JungMann RE: ajs228 Jul 16, 2009 05:30 AM

                                                              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)

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                                                                alkapal RE: JungMann Jul 16, 2009 09:40 AM

                                                                rock on sriracha to cut through scrapple and mayo!

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                                                            luvgrub RE: The Librarian Oct 17, 2007 02:36 PM

                                                            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.


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                                                              missmodular818 RE: luvgrub Oct 17, 2007 02:59 PM

                                                              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!

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                                                              malibumike RE: The Librarian Oct 17, 2007 02:56 PM

                                                              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. ajs228 RE: The Librarian Oct 17, 2007 03:11 PM

                                                                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.

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                                                                  dcish RE: The Librarian Oct 17, 2007 03:16 PM

                                                                  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.

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                                                                    offthebeatenpath1 RE: The Librarian Oct 17, 2007 03:30 PM

                                                                    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.

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                                                                      Grubbjunkie RE: The Librarian Oct 17, 2007 03:36 PM

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

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                                                                        offthebeatenpath1 RE: Grubbjunkie Oct 17, 2007 03:50 PM

                                                                        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.

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                                                                          JaneRI RE: offthebeatenpath1 Oct 18, 2007 06:24 AM

                                                                          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.

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                                                                            offthebeatenpath1 RE: JaneRI Oct 18, 2007 09:15 AM

                                                                            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. stellamystar RE: The Librarian Oct 17, 2007 03:58 PM

                                                                        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


                                                                        1. Davwud RE: The Librarian Oct 18, 2007 07:40 AM

                                                                          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.


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                                                                            missfunkysoul RE: The Librarian Oct 18, 2007 07:50 AM

                                                                            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)


                                                                            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. doctor_mama RE: The Librarian Oct 18, 2007 08:34 AM

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

                                                                              Oscar's Smokehouse
                                                                              22 Raymond Ln, Warrensburg, NY

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                                                                                auds RE: The Librarian Oct 18, 2007 10:51 AM

                                                                                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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                                                                                  pamplemouse RE: auds Oct 18, 2007 11:30 AM

                                                                                  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.

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                                                                                    pamplemouse RE: auds Oct 18, 2007 11:36 AM

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

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                                                                                      piccola RE: auds Oct 18, 2007 07:19 PM

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

                                                                                    2. Den RE: The Librarian Oct 18, 2007 12:52 PM

                                                                                      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,
                                                                                      -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. littlegreenpea RE: The Librarian Oct 18, 2007 01:04 PM

                                                                                        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.

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                                                                                          Jujubee RE: The Librarian Oct 18, 2007 01:23 PM

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

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                                                                                            gourmethunter RE: The Librarian Oct 18, 2007 01:32 PM

                                                                                            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. DiveFan RE: The Librarian Oct 18, 2007 04:22 PM

                                                                                              - 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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                                                                                                markp RE: DiveFan Oct 18, 2007 06:52 PM

                                                                                                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.

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                                                                                                  jmevstheworld RE: markp Mar 22, 2011 05:09 PM

                                                                                                  this just redefined my life. thank you.

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                                                                                                Sharuf RE: The Librarian Oct 19, 2007 04:08 AM

                                                                                                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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                                                                                                  mochikpl RE: Sharuf Oct 19, 2007 06:45 AM

                                                                                                  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. SweetPea914 RE: The Librarian Oct 19, 2007 07:37 AM

                                                                                                  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. chef chicklet RE: The Librarian Oct 19, 2007 07:49 AM

                                                                                                    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. Caroline1 RE: The Librarian Oct 19, 2007 08:13 AM

                                                                                                      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. Miss Clare RE: The Librarian Oct 26, 2007 09:24 AM

                                                                                                        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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                                                                                                          Caroline1 RE: Miss Clare Oct 26, 2007 11:15 AM

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

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                                                                                                            Miss Clare RE: Caroline1 Oct 30, 2007 09:29 AM

                                                                                                            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.)


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                                                                                                              Caroline1 RE: Miss Clare Oct 31, 2007 05:01 PM

                                                                                                              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!

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                                                                                                                toodie jane RE: Caroline1 Jan 3, 2010 06:55 PM

                                                                                                                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.

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                                                                                                          Sal Vanilla RE: The Librarian Oct 26, 2007 01:11 PM

                                                                                                          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. Zucumber84 RE: The Librarian Oct 26, 2007 01:23 PM

                                                                                                            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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                                                                                                              Caroline1 RE: Zucumber84 Oct 26, 2007 01:35 PM

                                                                                                              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!

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                                                                                                                Sal Vanilla RE: Caroline1 Oct 26, 2007 02:03 PM

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

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                                                                                                                  Caroline1 RE: Sal Vanilla Oct 26, 2007 02:30 PM

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

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                                                                                                                    Sal Vanilla RE: Caroline1 Oct 26, 2007 06:46 PM

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

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                                                                                                                scharffenberger RE: Zucumber84 Nov 5, 2007 06:24 PM

                                                                                                                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.

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                                                                                                                  Ima Wurdibitsch RE: Zucumber84 Jun 30, 2009 06:45 PM

                                                                                                                  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:

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                                                                                                                    toodie jane RE: Zucumber84 Jan 3, 2010 06:56 PM

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

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                                                                                                                    ptrap RE: The Librarian Oct 26, 2007 01:26 PM

                                                                                                                    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.

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                                                                                                                      lexpatti RE: The Librarian Oct 26, 2007 01:27 PM

                                                                                                                      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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                                                                                                                        Sal Vanilla RE: lexpatti Oct 26, 2007 02:05 PM

                                                                                                                        gosh that sounds good.

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                                                                                                                          Caroline1 RE: lexpatti Oct 26, 2007 02:37 PM

                                                                                                                          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!

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                                                                                                                            iL Divo RE: Caroline1 Dec 30, 2011 07:49 PM

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

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                                                                                                                          lfagin RE: The Librarian Oct 26, 2007 03:07 PM

                                                                                                                          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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                                                                                                                            Sal Vanilla RE: lfagin Oct 26, 2007 06:49 PM

                                                                                                                            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!

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                                                                                                                              Sal Vanilla RE: Sal Vanilla Oct 28, 2007 10:01 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                redhead RE: Sal Vanilla Mar 22, 2011 05:45 PM

                                                                                                                                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?

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                                                                                                                                Miss Clare RE: lfagin Nov 5, 2007 11:00 AM

                                                                                                                                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. soultender RE: The Librarian Oct 26, 2007 08:41 PM

                                                                                                                                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. purple goddess RE: The Librarian Oct 26, 2007 08:51 PM

                                                                                                                                  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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                                                                                                                                    Emm RE: purple goddess Oct 29, 2007 06:33 AM

                                                                                                                                    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.

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                                                                                                                                    LeslieB RE: The Librarian Oct 29, 2007 02:57 PM

                                                                                                                                    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.

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                                                                                                                                      howboy RE: The Librarian Oct 29, 2007 03:28 PM

                                                                                                                                      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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                                                                                                                                        iL Divo RE: howboy Dec 30, 2011 01:48 PM

                                                                                                                                        howboy, I'm salivating reading it

                                                                                                                                      2. JeffW RE: The Librarian Oct 31, 2007 06:51 PM

                                                                                                                                        Awesome thread you started! Keeping it in my favorites---it's becoming quite a sandwich "cookbook"!

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                                                                                                                                          carolita RE: The Librarian Nov 1, 2007 08:09 AM

                                                                                                                                          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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                                                                                                                                            lexpatti RE: carolita Nov 1, 2007 06:51 PM

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

                                                                                                                                          2. rcallner RE: The Librarian Nov 1, 2007 08:38 PM

                                                                                                                                            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.

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                                                                                                                                              Tony Miller RE: The Librarian Nov 2, 2007 12:17 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                Miss Clare RE: Tony Miller Nov 5, 2007 10:54 AM

                                                                                                                                                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?

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                                                                                                                                                  Tony Miller RE: Miss Clare Nov 5, 2007 05:34 PM

                                                                                                                                                  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.

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                                                                                                                                                ns1 RE: The Librarian Nov 5, 2007 11:29 AM

                                                                                                                                                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.

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                                                                                                                                                  jim1126 RE: The Librarian Nov 5, 2007 12:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                  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. JayVaBeach RE: The Librarian Nov 6, 2007 03:43 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                      robertjsweet RE: The Librarian Nov 6, 2007 04:03 PM

                                                                                                                                                      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....

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                                                                                                                                                        jamtart12 RE: The Librarian Nov 7, 2007 01:11 PM

                                                                                                                                                        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. Antilope RE: The Librarian Jun 17, 2009 02:11 PM

                                                                                                                                                          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. Ima Wurdibitsch RE: The Librarian Jun 30, 2009 06:37 PM

                                                                                                                                                            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.

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                                                                                                                                                              cmocva RE: The Librarian Jul 15, 2009 09:53 PM

                                                                                                                                                              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 :)

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                                                                                                                                                                Soup RE: The Librarian Jul 16, 2009 07:54 AM

                                                                                                                                                                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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                                                                                                                                                                  ajs228 RE: Soup Jul 16, 2009 09:23 AM

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

                                                                                                                                                                2. Alan N RE: The Librarian Jan 3, 2010 01:30 PM

                                                                                                                                                                  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.

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                                                                                                                                                                    six dower RE: The Librarian Jan 3, 2010 01:33 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                      scunge RE: The Librarian Jan 15, 2010 04:53 AM

                                                                                                                                                                      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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                                                                                                                                                                        joaniesl RE: scunge Jan 15, 2010 06:27 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                        calliope_nh RE: The Librarian Jun 9, 2010 07:02 PM

                                                                                                                                                                        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.

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                                                                                                                                                                          nickblesch RE: The Librarian Jun 9, 2010 09:04 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                            tissue RE: The Librarian Jun 11, 2010 12:52 AM

                                                                                                                                                                            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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                                                                                                                                                                              opinionatedchef RE: tissue Dec 30, 2010 07:23 PM

                                                                                                                                                                              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!

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                                                                                                                                                                              chitodc RE: The Librarian Jun 12, 2010 02:53 PM

                                                                                                                                                                              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. John E. RE: The Librarian Jun 12, 2010 03:08 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                  carniwhore RE: The Librarian Jun 18, 2010 06:26 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                    Home2Cook RE: The Librarian Jun 26, 2010 10:18 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                    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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                                                                                                                                                                                      cajundave RE: Home2Cook Jun 26, 2010 11:05 AM

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

                                                                                                                                                                                    2. ajs228 RE: The Librarian Jun 27, 2010 04:24 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                      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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                        magiesmom RE: The Librarian Jan 17, 2011 06:53 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                        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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                                                                                                                                                                                          opinionatedchef RE: magiesmom Jan 18, 2011 11:42 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Tony Miller RE: opinionatedchef Jan 21, 2011 10:08 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                            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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                          snootcity RE: The Librarian Jan 21, 2011 01:25 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                          I wish I had invented the best sandwich ever but someone else beat me to it. Thanks to Chowhounder otis738 for sharing...

                                                                                                                                                                                          1. VeggieHead RE: The Librarian Jan 21, 2011 11:08 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                            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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                              02putt RE: The Librarian Feb 27, 2011 05:36 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                              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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                hto44 RE: The Librarian Feb 27, 2011 06:42 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                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. PoppiYYZ RE: The Librarian Feb 27, 2011 07:00 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                  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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                                                                                                                                                                                                    hto44 RE: PoppiYYZ Feb 27, 2011 07:08 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      caseygirl RE: hto44 Feb 27, 2011 08:56 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                      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. Naguere RE: The Librarian Mar 5, 2011 05:54 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                    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. Wisey RE: The Librarian Mar 5, 2011 06:48 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Cheese of your choosing
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sourdough bread w/ mayo, italian dressing, salt & pepper

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        redhead RE: Wisey Mar 22, 2011 05:51 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                        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)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        debrolex RE: The Librarian Mar 23, 2011 12:04 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                        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. GardenFresh RE: The Librarian Mar 23, 2011 10:17 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                          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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            Lisa456 RE: The Librarian May 4, 2011 03:36 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                            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. jmckee RE: The Librarian May 5, 2011 09:15 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                              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. mariacarmen RE: The Librarian May 5, 2011 09:23 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                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. Antilope RE: The Librarian May 5, 2011 11:06 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Schroeder Sandwich - 1957 #1 winner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Pan Fried Filet Of Beef Sandwich - 1958 finalist winner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  All-American Sandwich - 1958 #1 winner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Columbus Discovery Sandwich - 1959 #1 winner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hamdinger Sandwich - 1960 #1 winner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Beef Dauvergne Sandwich - 1961 #1 winner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  McIntosh Sandwich - 1962 #1 winner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Omelette A La Swiss Sandwich - 1963 #1 winner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Oh Boy Farm Boy Sandwich - 1964 #1 meat category winner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Guacamole Open Club Sandwich - 1964 #1 winner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Grilled Cheese Mexicana Sandwich - 1965 #1 winner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dutch Diplomat Sandwich - 1966 #1 winner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mexican Ambassador Sandwich - 1967 #1 winner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sweet Adeline Sandwich - 1968 #1 winner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Spicy Sausage Sauerbraten Sandwich - 1969 #1 winner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Trail Driver Sandwich - 1970 #1 winner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mikado Sandwich - 1971 #1 winner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Sebastian Sandwich - 1972 #1 winner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Canadian Mushroom Sandwich - 1973 #1 winner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hawaiian Farmer Sandwich - 1974 #1 winner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Old Chinatown Pork Burger Sandwich - 1975 #1 winner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Confetti U.S.A. Sandwich - 1976 #1 winner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dilly Beef Sandwich - 1977 #1 winner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sweet and Sauer Burger Sandwich - 1978 #1 winner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Garden Sandwich - 1979 #1 winner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  St. Helen's Sunnyside Special Sandwich - 1980 #1 winner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Eggs'-otic Special Sandwich - 1981 #1 winner

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    PoppiYYZ RE: Antilope May 6, 2011 04:31 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ajs228 RE: Antilope May 28, 2011 11:44 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Holy crap! There goes my weekend.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        njmarshall55 RE: ajs228 Mar 6, 2012 11:36 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        There goes my diet!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        iL Divo RE: Antilope Dec 30, 2011 01:50 PM


                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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 :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Antilope RE: iL Divo Dec 30, 2011 03:12 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Birmingham RE: The Librarian May 28, 2011 12:03 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          jmckee RE: Birmingham May 31, 2011 08:38 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Now do a Tom Servo sandwich. Dare you.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Birmingham RE: jmckee May 31, 2011 01:43 PM

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

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Emme RE: jmckee Dec 30, 2011 08:37 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            LePetitChefCanadien RE: The Librarian May 30, 2011 05:56 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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. alliegator RE: The Librarian May 31, 2011 10:31 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                John E. RE: alliegator Jun 22, 2011 09:53 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                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. Annie S. RE: The Librarian Jun 12, 2011 12:01 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  PoppiYYZ RE: Annie S. Jun 12, 2011 03:23 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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. ;-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Annie S. RE: PoppiYYZ Jun 13, 2011 01:04 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ramius RE: The Librarian Jun 13, 2011 07:21 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Layer all this beautifully.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    piccola RE: Ramius Jun 14, 2011 06:16 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ramius RE: piccola Jun 15, 2011 07:17 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        piccola RE: Ramius Jun 15, 2011 07:09 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sal Vanilla RE: Ramius May 29, 2013 11:03 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          "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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        pdxgastro RE: Ramius Jun 15, 2011 11:04 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        You can get bagels in Norway? :-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ramius RE: pdxgastro Jun 16, 2011 03:31 AM

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3. njmarshall55 RE: The Librarian Feb 16, 2012 11:25 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          dratlover RE: njmarshall55 Mar 1, 2012 07:58 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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 :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            pdxgastro RE: njmarshall55 Mar 6, 2012 09:26 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              njmarshall55 RE: pdxgastro Mar 7, 2012 11:55 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              No doubt! Wide-mouth, to boot.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. EWSflash RE: The Librarian Mar 7, 2012 06:57 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              spm RE: The Librarian Mar 9, 2012 10:42 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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. lisaress RE: The Librarian Mar 11, 2012 06:50 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                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).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Puffin3 RE: The Librarian Mar 11, 2012 09:08 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    dianne0712 RE: The Librarian Mar 18, 2012 07:59 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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. mamachef RE: The Librarian Mar 18, 2012 08:08 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        mamachef RE: mamachef Mar 18, 2012 12:15 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        pie22 RE: The Librarian Feb 25, 2013 01:12 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        lettuce (sometimes)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        provolone (sometimes)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        honey mustard (sometimes)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        must have chips (doritos preferred) and a pickle with it

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          kazhound RE: The Librarian Feb 25, 2013 07:04 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            LisaPA RE: The Librarian May 29, 2013 10:45 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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. MGZ RE: The Librarian May 29, 2013 10:56 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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. MissBubbles RE: The Librarian May 29, 2013 11:01 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  jammy RE: The Librarian May 29, 2013 11:44 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    rcallner RE: jammy May 29, 2013 03:58 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    "Plasticheese." Very good.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Librarian RE: rcallner May 29, 2013 04:20 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        PoppiYYZ RE: The Librarian May 29, 2013 07:35 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Gio RE: The Librarian May 29, 2013 12:40 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Puffin3 RE: The Librarian Jun 2, 2013 06:26 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        MGZ RE: Puffin3 Jun 2, 2013 06:31 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ePressureCooker RE: The Librarian Jun 2, 2013 10:24 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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.

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