Build Your Own American-Deli Style Sandwich
The Americans are more adventurous than we Brits at mixing their ingredients & flavours. They will often use up to 3 different types of meat in one sandwich.
See this wide selection;
I’m sure they’re like snakes & their jaws aren’t joined at the back so they can open their mouths really wide!
I used panini which worked perfectly. But you could use cut French loaves or rolls – preferably soft ones, or even thick slices of fresh bread.
Let everyone help themselves to the fillings of their choice.
Thinly sliced red onions
Thinly sliced mushrooms
Thinly slices red or green peppers
Small tomatoes (you can used large sliced tomatoes but the little ones work best)
Garlic cloves, unpeeled
A selection of;
Thin steak slices
Cooked aubergine slices
Cooked courgette slices
Any cheese, thickly sliced
Coleslaw, preferably home-made
Selection of condiments, eg French mustard, Chilli sauce, Tomato Sauce, Mayonnaise
Pour some oil in a baking tin.
Place the onions, mushrooms, peppers, tomatoes & garlic cloves in the tin. Roast slowly for around 1/2 hour.
You can cook the sausages at the same time in a different dish, & the aubergines & courgettes, if using.
Dry fry the bacon until crisping up.
Fry the steak slices for a couple of seconds each side.
Arrange everything on the table & let everyone fill their rolls with whatever they like.
Place the filled rolls in a baking tray. Press down several times with a spatula.
Bake for around 15 minutes, until the tops are browning & the cheese is just beginning to melt.
I have a George Foreman grill, which is ideal for this.
Serve with potato crisps or a side salad.
For any silly readers, Caution! These sandwiches are HOT inside!
The variations for your sandwich are in the thousands.
Want to work it out? There are 16 ingredients, not counting the bread or the sauces. That’s 16 x 15 x 14 x 13 x 12 etc.