'Sandwiches' on Serious Eats

Cook the Book: Salame ala Diavolo

Salame ala Diavolo is Maialino chef Nick Anderer's contribution to The Big New York Sandwich Book. You're not going to find it on Maialino's lunch menu, but it's the kind of sandwich you could assume that he and his kitchen crew munch on—a play on an Italian sub assembled from salumi scraps and focaccia ends that haven't made it to the bread basket, with a pepper-olive relish that ties it all together. More

'My Father's Daughter': Gwyneth Paltrow's Grilled Tuna Rolls

Have you ever found yourself with an unexpected group of hungry guests and nothing planned for lunch? Well, you're not alone. Actress, country singer, blogger and new cookbook author Gwyneth Paltrow has found herself in the very same situation, proving that even celebrities find themselves in awkward spots. These Grilled Tuna Rolls from My Father's Daughter came into being as an impromptu summer lunch, when Paltrow found herself having to feed a crowd with just a few tuna steaks and a bag of hot dog buns on hand. More

Sunday Brunch: Croque-Monsieur & Madame

Croque-monsieur is, very simply, a grilled ham and cheese; the easy addition of a fried egg on top transforms it into a croque-madame. There are many different versions of this classic French fast food, including smothering the final product with cheesy mornay sauce. Here I've opted for the plain version, but as with any sandwich, you should feel free to explore all the different variations until you create your own perfect version. More

Dinner Tonight: Grilled Cheddar and Fennel Sandwiches with Curry Mayo

There are "grilled cheese people" and then there are people who could honestly take it or leave it. It's not that I don't have some serious nostalgia tied to the sandwich. Shoot, I might even crave it when I'm sick. But I usually find them boring, heavy, and one-dimensional. But I was immediately attracted to this Gourmet recipe that spruced everything up with curry mayonnaise and thinly sliced fennel. It's still indulgent, but the curry powder helps enliven each bite, and the fennel adds some crunch. More

Dinner Tonight: Deviled Ham Salad Sandwiches

You either grew up with ham salad or you find the whole idea repulsive. There's not much I can do. I admit that I was indoctrinated early on, having encountered the salad at a hundred different potlucks and socials. Usually it was found heaped into croissants, and while it could occasionally achieve perfection, mostly it was either completely underwhelming or a horrible pasty pink sludge. But not this stuff. More

Dinner Tonight: Warm Fig, Mozzarella, and Prosciutto Sandwich

I'm just slowly moving past my BLT binge, which consumed nearly all of my sandwich-making capabilities for the whole summer. Luckily, I ran into some figs at the produce shop, and before I knew it I was at the Chocolate and Zucchini site, gawking at this warm sandwich. How could I not go for this? It seemed soothing and a perfect dish for the slight cool in the air. More

Dinner Tonight: BLT with Avocado and Shrimp

The only justification I have for desecrating BLT glory with avocado and shrimp is that it works. This isn't traditional or authentic in any way. To be honest, it kind of bugs me that I'd even enjoy something that messes with the holy trinity of bacon, lettuce, and tomato on bread. Why mess with perfection? But I do enjoy it. So here it is, ready to be scrutinized. More

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