Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Great Sandwich or Just A Good Sandwich

A couple of years ago I did a post about favorite sandwiches and no one commented on it. Now that more than one person stops by here on a regular basis I thought I would ask again. What is your favorite sandwich or sandwiches? Here is my list of my 10 favorites. These are not in absolute order of preference but close…

1) First and foremost has be the classic BLT which must be on toasted bread with very crisp bacon and lots of Hellman's Mayo. Don't skimp on the bacon! I get a bacon from Kroger that is made in Texas by a company called Wright's. Thick sliced and hickory smoked. Love it.

2) Cream cheese blended with minced green olives…you know the kind with pimentos on really good pumpernickel. I like lots of olives.

3) Meatball and marinara sauce with provolone in a hollowed out baguette. The best of these used to come a place called Dixie Subs in Colonial Heights, Va. They had a special tool for pulling out the soft middle of the baguette from one end and they would then fill it with meatballs, cheese and sauce.

4) Italian sausage with grilled peppers and onions on a good hard roll. Should be cooked over an open fire and you should use the hot Italian sausage. the best hard rolls are going to come from Jersey or New York. I used to have a friend bring back hard rolls from a bakery in Rahway just for the sausage sandwiches. The freezer would be stuffed with them and it was always so sad to use the last bag.

5) The Muffuletta from the Central Grocery in New Orleans. A typical muffuletta consists of one muffuletta loaf, split horizontally. The loaf is then covered with a marinated olive salad, then layers of capicola, salami, mortadella, emmantaler, and provolone. The sandwich is sometimes heated through to soften the provolone. To die for!

6) Gyro from a real Greek place with lots of feta and Tzatziki

7) Real Italian Grinder. Got to be good bread (not Subway) and the sandwich should be soaking wet with oil and vinegar dressing.

8) Sliced cucumber and brie on a thin baguette. You can get these from the little kiosks in train stations in Europe and boy are they good.

9) Leftover Thanksgiving turkey on homemade white bread, lettuce and a good slather of Hellman's Mayo and don’t forget the freshly ground black pepper.

10 Last but not least….Pulled BBQ Pork(N.C. Style) on a toasted bun with good coleslaw.

Of course I left off some other favorites such as a chili and slaw dog from the Varsity in Atlanta, the Rhea’s special from Rhea’s right here in Roswell, Ga. (a freshly made burger on sliced and grilled French bread with the works) and many others.

Do you have some favorite sandwiches? I am always looking for ideas.

Did I mention a Shrimp or oyster Po’ Boy? I could go on and on...

And yes David...."Bacon Sarnie" and it does deserve a place when made properly as you seem to do.

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