This recipe will yield just 2 triangles of club sandwich. If you are planning to serve the club sandwich witouth any side dish, this might not be sufficient for two adult persons. Simply double the recipe to give each person two triangles instead, or tripple it if you are really hungry and want three triangles per person. Another option for a hungry couple is to simply add more poultry to the recipie, to boost the protein content of the sandwich without increasing the amount of carbs.
- 2 slices of bacon
- 3 slices of bread suitable for toasting
- 3 tablespoons of mayonnaise
- 2 slices of cooked chicken or turkey
- 2 lettuce leaves
- 2 slices of tomato
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Fry the bacon in a skilled and set aside.
- Toast the bread.
- Spread half of the mayonnaise on a slice of bread and place the turkey and the tomato on top.
- Place a slice of bread on top of the lettuce, and spread the rest of the mayonnaise on top of this bread.
- Keep building your sandwich upwards by putting bacon, lettuce, salt and pepper on the mayonnaise. The lettuce should be on top of the bacon, to create a grease barrier for the bacon.
- Finish by putting the third slice of bread on top.
- Cut the sandwich diagonally with a sharp knife to create two triangles. It’s important to use a good knife, otherwise the club sandwich will be squeezed.
About the club sandwich
The origin of the club sandwich, also known as clubhouse sandwich, in unclear. According to one theory, the club sandwich was invested at the Saratoga Club-House (Morrisey’s Club House) in Saratoga Springs, New York, USA in the late 1800s. This was a very exclusive men-only gaming club that only admitted carefully selected gentlemen.
Today, the club sandwich is a staple on hotel and restort menues around the world and many variations have been developed. However, most club sandwich affecionaodes to aggree that a traditional club sandwich should be made with toasted bread and include mayonnaise, turkey or chicken, bacon, lettuce and tomato. A common addition to the main ingredients is butter slattered on the toasts before the sandwich is assembled.
Early recipies typically use two slices of bread, but today it is more common to be served a club sandwich made from at least three slices of bread with filling between each bread-layer. Since this makes the sandwich rather tall, wooden toot picks or hors d’œuvre sticks can be required to hold the sandwich together.
- The breakfast club sandwich is a club sandwich that includes an egg.
- The roast beef club sandwich is a club sandwhich that includes roast beef, either instead of the poultry or together with the poultry.
- Ham can be used instead of bacon.
- Cheese is a popular addition to the classic club sandwich. A flavorsome cheese can have a great impact on the overall taste of the club sandwich.