Rustic Italian bread slathered with garlic aioli and layered with fresh basil, sliced tomatoes, and a sprinkling of capers all make for a great match with anchovy fillets—almost like a Provencal BLT of sorts with the salty anchovies subbing in for the bacon, and basil in place of the lettuce.
After purchasing my first batch of early-season strawberries, I decided to combine them with some cream and basil in a rather unconventional way—in a grilled cheese sandwich.
A messy, yet satisfying Mexican sandwich of chorizo sausage, chipotle mayonnaise, avocados, tomatoes, lettuce, and Oaxacan cheese all topped with a fried egg.
A Thai-inspired po boy sandwich with crisp catfish fillets nestled atop a cabbage slaw dressed in fish sauce, lime juice, and sambal.
For this sandwich, a rich homemade tapenade is spread into an herby focaccia roll, then followed by some spicy salami, peppery arugula, a roasted red bell pepper, and a sprinkling of crumbled goat cheese. Although the ingredients in this sandwich are all very strongly flavored, each remains distinct with every bite.
Broiled skirt steak, bread, and chimichurri sauce is really all you need for this simple sandwich—you'll find yourself plunging the sandwich into the chimichurri before every bite.
When combined with the usual banh mi accoutrements of mayonnaise, pickled carrots and daikon, fresh cilantro, jalapenos, and a drizzle of Maggi seasoning, a simple tin of sardines transforms into a savory and satisfying sandwich.
A grilled cheese sandwich made with sharp white cheddar cheese is given new life with new flavors when studded with sun-dried tomatoes, and spread with spicy Harissa. And instead of using butter to brown and crisp this sandwich, brush the bread with the olive oil in which the sun-dried tomatoes are packed for an additional hit of tomato essence.
Part cheesesteak, part meatloaf, part cheeseburger, the elusive cheeseburger sub is likely a staple in more than one college town. This version is cooked on homemade ciabatta garlic bread, which gets soaked through with juices from the meat during cooking.
In the Big Easy, BBQ shrimp means simmering in garlicky butter sauce with Worcestershire, hot sauce and rosemary. Remoulade with homemade mayonnaise is just about as quick as opening a jar of pre-made tartar sauce--and approximately 100 times more delicious.
What's better than buffalo wings? All the wing fixin's--saucy chicken, cool ranch dressing and celery sticks--eaten between two buttermilk biscuits. The homemade buttermilk ranch dressing is well worth the minimal extra effort.
Elvis was onto something with his love of peanut butter, bacon and banana sandwiches. Bacony buttermilk waffles serve as salty bookends for caramelized bananas in a maple-peanut butter sauce. The King would be proud.
Two gooey, melted cheese delicacies come together for the ultimate crowd-pleaser. Crisp, grilled pizza doughs are slathered with homemade sundried tomato pesto and covered with classic toppings--and plenty of cheese, of course.
When Spam and eggs are wedged into a toasted Hawaiian roll slathered in jelly (pineapple, mango, and even strawberry, all work well), it makes for an epic breakfast sandwich that might even sway the harshest of Spam critics (one could only hope). The sweetness of the rolls and the jelly balance the salty Spam and the rich, runny egg yolk. Oh, and a squirt of Sriracha never hurts either.
This simple sandwich consists of nothing more than avocado, arugula dressed in lemon juice and olive oil, chopped walnuts, and some salt and pepper sprinkled about, all intermingled between two pieces of wheat bread. While this sandwich may seem perfect for this particular time of year—healthy resolutions, and all—it's dang tasty and hefty, good enough to work into your regular year-round sandwich rotation.
These tiny triple-decker sandwiches are buttery, toasty, and oozing with cheese. They're a cross between a crouton and a grilled cheese.
Crusty rolls stuffed with shallot and sage-scented spaghetti squash and melted cheddar cheese.
Plump, tangy, briny marinated anchovies are a far cry from the desiccated little monsters you see on pizza. Give them a chance!
The classic club includes toast, turkey, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and mayo. No changes or additions necessary. Here it is.
Ham, leeks, and a velvety layer of bubbly, broiled cheddar sauce: ham-and-cheese sandwich that's not so ho-hum.