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Favourite sandwiches? [moved from Home Cooking board]

kmc_1111 Oct 13, 2009 09:24 PM

What's your all time favorite sandwich to make at home?

Mine is this vegetarian foccacia filled with yummy marinated bits and pieces:


How about you?

  1. Eric in NJ Oct 18, 2009 10:32 AM

    Banana and mayo on white toast.

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      raqy Oct 16, 2009 11:09 PM

      Mashed avocado, tomato, and sharp cheddar cheese on dense, chewy multigrain bread. Don't forget to salt and pepper the avocado! So delicious.

      Re: Thanksgiving sandwich. A small chain sandwich shop called Capriotti's (most of the locations are in Delaware and Nevada, interestingly enough) makes a really great turkey-stuffing-cranberry sub all year long. It's called the "Bobbie" and I highly recommend it if you are ever in Delaware and/or Nevada!

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      1. re: raqy
        foodpoisoned Oct 17, 2009 07:23 AM

        Oh, yes...the Bobbie is awesome, but the Grilled Italian at Capriotti's is addictive! I grew up in Dover, DE, so I've had quite a few:)

        1. re: foodpoisoned
          raqy Oct 17, 2009 10:33 AM

          Thanks, I'll definitely have to try that! I'm at U of D right now and there's a Capriotti's just down the road... this could be dangerous.

      2. Karl S Oct 16, 2009 04:28 PM

        Grilled cheese.

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        1. re: Karl S
          bermudagourmetgoddess Oct 18, 2009 09:54 AM

          I do love a grilled cheese, I make a Jacked up Grilled Cheese using Pepper Jack cheese and bacon or spicy chorizo

        2. k
          KristieB Oct 16, 2009 02:53 PM

          In the summer it is a BLT
          In the winter it is a well-made reuben with mustard, not Thousand Island.
          Anytime it is a tuna fish sandwich made with minced celery and onion on light toast with lettuce.
          PBJ or PB and apple. Or banana, or honey or pickle.
          Toasted cheese sandwich and tomato soup, fav winter supper.

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          1. re: KristieB
            schrutefarms Oct 16, 2009 05:02 PM

            Just discovered PB&P (pickle). Scrumptious!!!

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            fourunder Oct 16, 2009 07:49 AM

            It's tough to choose just one for me. The Thanksgiving Sandwich mentioned above is hard to beat, but I also enjoy equally...

            * The Cubano....Fresh Ham, Deli Ham and Swiss Cheese on a heat pressed roll or sliced Panella bread.

            * An Italian hero on crusty or softer Italian bread, made with any of the following, Salami, Proscioutto, Sopressata, Capicola, Coppa, Mortadella, Fresh Mozzarella, Provolone, Roasted Red Peppers. Lettuce, Arugala, Frisee, Tomatoes, Thin Sliced Onions, Peperoncini, and Olive Oil

            * Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato with Mayo on a hearty toasted bread.

            1. bermudagourmetgoddess Oct 16, 2009 06:45 AM

              All of those sound so good but lately it has been about the fish for me

              Codfish Cake Sandwich on roll with tarter and hot sauce

              OR what I am having for lunch today...

              Pan Fried (fresh) Wahoo on a roll with some tarter sauce and Bermuda pepper Jam Gale Warning - heaven

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              1. re: bermudagourmetgoddess
                1sweetpea Oct 16, 2009 07:31 AM

                I had a most delicious sandwich a few years ago in Tunisia. I long for another one. It is a 6-inch crusty roll, split open on the top side, brushed with olive oil and stuffed with your choice of: tuna, hard boiled egg, harissa, boiled potatoes, tomatoes, cucumber, onions, peppers, olives, capers, parsley and preserved lemon.

                Another winner is from Italy. It was simply a panino of gorgonzola and prosciutto. It was pure decadence.

                A longstanding fave for me is lox, onions, spring greens, cucumbers and tomato with lots of capers on either pumpernickel, multigrain rye or marble rye bread. I'm not a cream cheese fan, but occasionally I'll drain a container of 2% organic yogurt until it's the consistency of creme fraiche and use that instead of cream cheese. It's pretty yummy on it's own. No lox necessary.

                Chunky homemade guacamole heaped on a crusty bun. Delicious.

                Lastly, a hearty Spanish potato and onion and egg tortilla tastes great on a multigrain baguette. For fusion flair, I'll spread my homemade garlicky basil pesto (made with anchovies instead of cheese) on the lightly toasted baguette before placing a slice of tortilla and some greens on the bread and building a sandwich.

              2. pikawicca Oct 15, 2009 01:04 PM

                Bacon and avocado with mayo and lettuce on toasted white bread.

                1. k
                  KiltedCook Oct 15, 2009 12:18 PM

                  I gotta say, for me, if it doesn't have meat of some kind in there (beef, shrimp, pork, lobster, chicken, etc.), it's not a sandwich its a salad); the exception being the PB&J

                  I make a Chourico & barbecued Shrimp Po' Boy that's outa sight!

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                  1. re: KiltedCook
                    KayceeK Oct 15, 2009 12:43 PM

                    Ahh - good call on the po' boys. Fried oyster po'boy and sweet potato fries are hard to beat.

                  2. CreativeFoodie42 Oct 15, 2009 06:15 AM

                    Mine is pretty simple - tomato, mozzarella, basil, balsamic and EVOO with fresh cracked peppercorn and a sprinkling of salt on a French baguette. It is my favorite weekend sandwich to make at home.

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                      Bob W Oct 15, 2009 08:51 AM

                      I'll second that (maybe with ciabatta instead of baguette), but only in the summer when we can get REAL tomatoes.

                      That's when I'll add tomato to grilled cheese, too. And a summertime BLT is also hard to beat.

                      1. re: Bob W
                        CreativeFoodie42 Oct 15, 2009 10:58 AM

                        Absolutely. I live in the city so I hit up my local farmer's market for the fresh ingredients. During the winter, I tend to go with the grilled cheese as well (no tomato for me) and a nice bowl of tomato lentil and sausage soup. Yum!

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                      schrutefarms Oct 15, 2009 03:05 AM

                      Mine sounds crazy, but here it is....
                      Soft French roll
                      thick cream cheese spread on both sides
                      yellow mustard on both sides
                      roast beef
                      mashed up avocado
                      tomato slices
                      and LOTS of sour pepper rings.
                      FOOD OF THE GODS!!!!! I'm also partial to the after-Thanksgiving sandwich.

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                        FrankD Oct 14, 2009 11:32 PM

                        I like Laliz's post-Thanksgiving sandwich, I love a good Reuben, and a triple decker peanut butter, jelly, and banana with a cold glass of milk is just heaven, but my all time fave is the "Toasted Hollywood".

                        This is a variant on a club sandwich, with bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayo on one side, and chunky chicken salad on the other. (Curry chicken salad makes a nice variation as well.) It's messy to eat, but so good!

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                          laliz Oct 14, 2009 04:09 PM

                          my very favorite sandwich is the day-after-Thanksgiving-sandwich.

                          2 slices toasted whole wheat bread very lightly spread with Best Foods Mayonnaise.
                          A crisp leaf of either iceberg or romaine
                          sliced left over turkey (probably a mixture of some white and dark meat is best)
                          a slice of jellied ocean spray cranberry sauce
                          a scoop of home made left over stuffing
                          top with 2nd slice of toast


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                          1. re: laliz
                            cavandre Oct 15, 2009 04:36 PM

                            Hold the mayo & lettuce & change the bread to white...some traditions must be upheld.

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                            slewfoot Oct 14, 2009 03:31 PM

                            French bread, mozzerella and jalepenos, broiled till bubbly and served open faced.

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                              Harters Oct 14, 2009 03:04 PM

                              Bacon, ketchup.

                              1. KayceeK Oct 14, 2009 03:02 PM

                                I'm a big sandwich person too. I love a good grilled cheese and bacon. I love ham, apples and brie with honey dijon mustard. Steak sandwich with carmelized onions and blue cheese on occasion. Egg salad with curry powder and granny smith apples. Yum! So many!!

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                                  Big Bad Voodoo Lou Oct 14, 2009 01:36 PM

                                  So many! Genoa salami and provolone on a toasted onion roll with deli mustard, roasted peppers and onions, and vinaigrette is hard to beat, though.

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                                    rds246 Oct 14, 2009 01:25 PM

                                    2 slices of whole wheat bread with hoomoos, sliced tomatoes, and za'atar on one side and avocado, lemon juice and salt on the other. Put them together....mmmmm....

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                                    1. re: rds246
                                      cheesecake17 Oct 14, 2009 01:40 PM

                                      try a grilled israeli sesame roll with feta, zaatar, red onion, and tomato....yum

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                                      foodpoisoned Oct 14, 2009 01:11 PM

                                      So many...I'm a sandwich person. Lunch today was leftover london broil with fourme d'ambert, and mixed greens (tossed in a bit of olive oil) on a crusty baguette. So. Good.

                                      My all time favorite is the cuban, but I don't make them at home (my boyfriend doesn't eat pork, so I usually only have it when I eat out).

                                      1. k
                                        katecm Oct 14, 2009 10:20 AM

                                        Anything involving apples and brie.

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                                        1. re: katecm
                                          cheesecake17 Oct 14, 2009 12:57 PM

                                          Apples, brie, and honey. On a baguette, but I'm good without the bread...

                                          1. re: katecm
                                            foodpoisoned Oct 14, 2009 01:12 PM

                                            Ohhh...lemon curd and brie on a baguette is good, too (I eat it open-faced for breakfast sometimes).

                                          2. Cherylptw Oct 13, 2009 09:27 PM

                                            Peanut Butter & Jelly on Toasted Multi Grain Bread; it's one of my favorite comfort foods...

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