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Old 01-23-2016, 05:21 PM
W. Hilditch W. Hilditch is offline
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Default Ham & Turkey Club Sandwich

To my enjoyment when I ordered one of these in the 60ís they were the same in all the restaurants in Western New York. Not so today. Every restaurant in the country has their own version so I make my own. I canít remember ever being able to eat a whole one on square bread so I use ciabatta and it works out great per person. All ingredients should be at room temp + warm bacon.

Toast w/mayo
Bacon from your CI skillet
Sliced tomato w/salt & pepper
Lettuce
Toast w/mayo top, butter bottom
Turkey
Ham
Lettuce
Toast w/mayo

Build in order from the bottom up. Donít forget the 4Ē sandwich picks. The one below was made with deli meats and gets an Ď8í. If you happen to have a roasted turkey breast and a home baked ham itís a Ď9í.

Side note: The order of ingredients in a sandwich is important. If cynical, turn your sandwich up side down and take a bite. It will taste like a different sandwich unless you made a one way sandwich. Watch a 2 yo eat a PB&J sandwich. There is a very high probability they will eat it jelly side down for a reason.



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Old 01-23-2016, 05:48 PM
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Default Re: Ham & Turkey Club Sandwich

You should write a book on the art of eating and/or cooking. I bet it would sell.

Scott
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Old 01-23-2016, 07:49 PM
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Thanks Scott. I feel like an unqualified novice that learns a little about some things along the way. There is so much to learn in the culinary world that I donít know about cooking, eating, manners and even cast iron, which Doug will confirm. Maybe next time around Iíll start off in a finishing school followed by chef school instead of Kent State. Then I might be able to write a book without BS like Pierre Franey. There is a lot of art involved.

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Old 01-23-2016, 10:42 PM
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Love these food pics, Hilditch. Keep 'em coming!
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Old 01-25-2016, 11:57 AM
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I always eat PB&J jelly side up...always. I don't have a reason, other than that's the way I do it. Am I missing something here? Is my life about the change?
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Old 01-25-2016, 02:03 PM
W. Hilditch W. Hilditch is offline
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Maybe. Try a half jelly side down. The down side seems to get to the taste buds on your tongue first and affects the overall flavor. Try it on any 2 way sandwich where the additions/condiments are on one side. A local joint builds their burgers up-side down. They donít taste right but it helps kill the flavor of the meat. Notice McDís quarter pounder with cheese that they slip a little cheese under the meat to help the flavor.

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Old 01-25-2016, 03:21 PM
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I'm going to have to experiment. I will say this...as this has been bouncing around in the back of my head, I'm reminded of a lunch I had last week. Local restaurant added a Cranberry Turkey Club sandwich to their menu for winter, and I tried it. They had the Cranberry jam on the bottom layers of the club, and it did really stand out flavor-wise.
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Old 01-25-2016, 04:16 PM
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Cranberries and mustard can overwhelm more delicate flavors.

I found that the flavor can get boring after a few bites of a sandwich so I flip it over for a bite and then go back if I choose. A cool part is if you try both ways you will probably tell some difference and then get to choose which way you like best - for today anyway.

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Old 01-25-2016, 06:20 PM
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If you think about it, your tongue has the taste buds while the roof of your mouth doesn't. So I'd say that what's on the bottom of your sandwich is the most flavorful when you first bite. I guess it's what you want to taste more is which way you eat it.

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Old 01-25-2016, 07:30 PM
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Those tomatoes look very flavorful. Ratios are critical in a PBJ, and what trumps that in a club is texture. The flavors can be great, but the bacon has to be crisp here and not chewy. Nothing worse than having to manage a piece of jerky-bacon amidst a mouthful of club sandwich (or BLT). Details are nice, but ya gotta have the basics

...and Lucy was right: a jelly bread sandwich must be folded over. Cut it and the magic is gone.
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