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Old 05-11-2016, 03:41 PM   #41
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Old 05-11-2016, 03:45 PM   #42
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I love good sandwiches, making them and eating them. Some really enjoyable moments with my children when they were young and we would make a project of going out to get the right ingredients, then put it all together for dinner. When we moved abroad I learned just how good freshly baked bread can be - what a difference.

Which sandwich is really a matter of personal taste, and I think it's lots of fun trying different things. Start with some good bread. Try a fresh baguette, for example. Add something moist and creamy to the inside - mayo, mustard, cream cheese, hummus. Even better, drizzle some olive oil. Add a couple layers of quality protein. Experimenting with different types of good cheese can make the turkey taste much better, or you can change to chicken breast, ham, smoked salmon, pastrami. If you have a Jewish deli nearby go see what they have. Add some thinly sliced tomato and onion, some grated lettuce. Salt and pepper. Then on the side a good dill pickle, some chips, a cold beer or iced tea. Heaven ...

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Walleye filet with lettuce, cheese, and tartar sauce.
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Old 05-11-2016, 04:44 PM   #44
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Ham and Swiss on whole wheat with lettuce and sliced tomatoes. It's my go-to.
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Old 05-11-2016, 04:56 PM   #45
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1. Breakfast sausage pattie with fried egg and slice of pepper jack cheese on a toasted English muffin, buttered. Doesn't have to be for breakfast.

2. Oyster Po Boy, dressed, on fresh French bread.
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OMG, page 3 and no one has mentioned my favorite, yet: Lox, cream cheese and tomato on a [preferably poppy seed] bagel.
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Old 05-11-2016, 05:04 PM   #47
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I like it with capers & onions;

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Old 05-11-2016, 05:19 PM   #48
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Can't pick just one, but Pastrami or Corned Beef on Rye,
Having both pastrami and corned beef is called a New Yorker, typically on marble rye like a Rueben but without the sauerkraut. This is one of my favorites if I go to a deli type place.

I also like the italian sliced meats. Some other favorites: turkey with avocado, BBQ pulled pork, green chile cheeseburger, BLT.

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When tomatoes are in season, it's BLTs all the way, baby.

We also love whole wheat with cheddar cheese, salsa, and mayonnaise, with a lot of crunchy lettuce. Sounds odd, tastes amazing.

Another favorite is Belgian-style chicken curry. Basically mix curry powder with mayo to the strength you like it, then blend in shredded cooked chicken breast and diced onions. Pile on a sandwich roll with lots of lettuce (I like Romaine here).

And, because we're in California: Sourdough with mashed avocado, swiss cheese, and pickled red onion. Ooh, yeah!
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#9 Club Supreme at Jersey Mike's - roast beef, turkey, bacon and swiss cheese

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Of course a lot depends on the restaurant, but: first choice is Italian Sub with everything, even mayo and oil and vinegar. Second would be a Reuben.
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A gourmet grilled cheese (sourdough bread, butter, quality cheddar etc) with bacon. Or a great tuna melt. Simple but quality ingredients.

I grew up eating things like fried bologna sandwiches and velveeta grilled cheese on wonder bread. No nostalgia for them.
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Old 05-11-2016, 07:53 PM   #53
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Pulled xxxxx BBQ. Doesn't matter if the meat is chicken or pork (or anything else) if the sauce is top-notch.
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Grilled Veggie panini. I like to use zucchini, yellow squash, red onions and fresh mushrooms. Brush the sliced veggies with olive oil and balsamic vinegar and grill a few minutes. Add some garlic lemon mayo and feta and panini it up and BAM! It's awesome.
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There is a bar not far from me that every day cooks up beef roasts and ham, don't know what the cut of meat is. They slice the meat right at the bar and make your sandwich. My husband loves the roast beef sandwich and I get a half of their ham sandwich. We don't go often because neither of us are lunch people. At home I have a couple of favorites: Peanut butter and mayo on white bread or a fresh summer tomato and mayo on white or Grilled Swiss cheese (sometimes put a slice of tomato or baby spinach between the layers of cheese) on whole wheat and use mayo instead of butter on the outside of the bread when you cook it. The peanut butter is year round, the tomato is my summer favorite and the grilled cheese is a winter favorite.
Forgot the pear sandwich, thin slices of red pear on whole wheat or sourdough with poppy seed dressing on top.
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Favorite sandwich?
Old 05-11-2016, 08:23 PM   #56
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Favorite sandwich?

I like tons of different sandwiches, so I can't say which is best. But here are my tips to improve any sandwich.

1. Heat it. Whether it's grilled, broiled, panini style, or just has hot fillings, I think a hot sandwich beats a cold sandwich 99% of the time. This includes grilled PB&J...mmmmm.
2. Layer correctly. The correct order from top to bottom is bread, spread, soft veggie, meat, cheese, crunchy veggie, other crunchy, spread, bread. Spreads (dressing, mayo, mustard, hummus, oil, butter, etc) keep the bread from getting soggy. You want the cheese and meat (if using) together so the cheese melts into the meat. Crunchy stuff on top just has a better mouthfeel. I use to work at a national sandwich chain and this order is based on numerous studies they did to figure out what people like best. YMMV.
3. Almost any sandwich is made better by coating the outside in a mix of butter, Parmesan, and garlic powder, then lightly frying. It provides amazing crunch and flavor. Different spices can be used for different flavor palates....curry, pepper, rosemary, etc.
4. Don't be afraid to turn the bread inside out. When I have a bread that prevents me from doing #3 effectively (like a crusty Italian loaf) I'll coat the inside in that mix, fry it, then use the inside as the outside of my sandwich.
5. Use different textures to make the sandwich more interesting. When I was little my favorite sandwich was white bread with the thinnest possible layer of mayo, roast beef, and provolone. Now, that sounds positively awful. It seems like it would be so limp and would kind of just melt in my mouth. I like to chew my sandwiches. Interestingly, when I was a kid the reason I liked it so much was because it would just melt in my mouth. It is really hard to chew because it sticks to the roof of your mouth...blech.
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I love rare version steak on flour tortillas, salt and pepper maybe a little mayo. Yum.
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This thread is making me sooooo hungry ! My favorite is BLT's but with turkey bacon.
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We're fortunate to be able to buy high quality hickory smoked pulled pork shoulder meat in our grocery store. A couple of local barbecue restaurants also sell a sweet and sour mustard barbecue slaw that's incredible. And I buy designer barbecue sauces in the grocery stores anytime I travel close to Memphis.

I keep these items as a quick fix staple of my diet--can be eating in 3 minutes. And it's an incredible sandwich with 2' of meat.
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Having grown up near Chicago, I would have to say the Italian Beef sandwich that seems to be native to the area would be my favorite or perhaps a prime rib French dip. A good club sandwich with sweet bacon and honey mustard dressing to dip it in isn't bad either. yum!

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