Thursday, November 3, 2011

National Sandwich Day

This day celebrates the birthday of John Montague (1718), 4th Earl of Sandwich, who invented the sandwich in 1762 while playing a 24-hour game of cards at London's Beef Steak Club. Celebrate by eating your favorite sandwich, of course! ;-)  One of mine is the

  • 18 slices bread
  • butter
  • 6 slices ham
  • 6 slices turkey or chicken
  • 12 slices Swiss or Gruyere cheese
  • a little mustard and mayonnaise, if desired
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

For each sandwich use 3 slices of bread. Butter one side of bread first, then cover with a slice of ham and a slice of turkey or chicken. Butter both sides of the second slice of bread and spread with a little mustard or other dressing, if desired. Place on top of turkey or ham slice and top with 2 thin slices of cheese. Butter third slice for top; press sandwich lightly and trim crusts. Cut into halves diagonally and secure with toothpicks. Beat eggs with milk and salt. Dip sandwich halves into the egg mixture and fry on a hot skillet or griddle in butter or margarine. Brown on all sides, adding more butter when necessary. Remove toothpicks before serving.   Makes 6 sandwiches, 12 cut triangles, to serve 4.  Source:
 Buzz:  dust with powdered sugar and serve with raspberry jam for dipping

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