An ode to the BLT, this breakfast-ready version uses canadian bacon for a meatier twist and relies on watercress for the "L" in the sandwich, which adds a fresh, almost citrus-like crunch to each bite.
When assembling this breakfast sandwich, think about putting the fried egg on the top half of the roll, then flipping it over onto the rest of the sandwich. That way, when the yolk breaks, it dresses the brussels sprouts and pancetta, not just the bread.
In our version of the classic
New Orleans po'boy,
chewy ciabatta replaces the
usual French bread. These
crisp oysters fry for a few
seconds per side; anchovy
fillets amplify the oysters'
The croque monsieur -- literally "mister crunch" -- is at the elegant end of the grilled cheese spectrum. First served in 1910 at a Paris cafe, this ham sandwich with rich bechamel sauce is topped with cheese and then grilled under the broiler.
These "hamburgers" of Jamaica are found on every corner in towns throughout the country. Prepared by few Jamaicans at home, patties are usually enjoyed as an on-the-go treat. Yet they are simple and economical to make. Keep some uncooked in the freezer, and then bake them (for about fifteen minutes) as you need them. You can make them smaller to serve as appetizers. From the book "Lucinda's Authentic Jamaican Kitchen," by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Wiley).
Beef, turkey, chicken, or vegetarian, nothing hits the spot like burgers and dogs. Shake up your lunchtime sandwich routine with a juicy cheeseburger, grilled Wisconsin bratwurst, Chicago dog, sloppy joe sliders, and more.
Use leftovers to create a substantial sandwich. Together with surplus sliced beef, some Swiss cheese, and a smear of Russian dressing on rye, it can be griddled into melting deliciousness to create this Reuben sandwich.