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Favourite sandwiches? [moved from Home Cooking board]

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?

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

    1. Anything involving apples and brie.

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      1. re: katecm

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

        1. re: katecm

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

        2. 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. 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

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

            2. 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.

              1. 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!!

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

                    1. 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

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

                      2. 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!

                        1. 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.

                          1. 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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                            1. re: CreativeFoodie42

                              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

                                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!

                            2. 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

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

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

                                1. 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

                                    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. 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. 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

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

                                        1. re: Karl S

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

                                        2. 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

                                            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

                                              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. Banana and mayo on white toast.