Friday, July 26, 2013

Food Friday - Club Sandwich

Club Sandwich
adapted from Pioneer Woman

I must confess, I am not a sandwich eater so when I see a recipe for a sandwich that makes me say "I would eat that", I just try it.  I saw this on an episode of Pioneer Woman and thought it would be perfect for a picnic at the beach and, since we've been going to the beach every Sunday, I figured adding to this weeks menu would be perfect.  Granted we didn't go to the beach this week, we went to the fair, but it was the perfect meal after the fair.  Even without the Sun-dried tomato mayo (since I forgot to buy Sun-dried tomato's) and the wrapped slice of cheese (since I forgot to buy GOOD cheese) it was an awesome sandwich.  My husband said, "This is better than you would get in a restaurant".  If you are looking for a great dinner sandwich - this would be perfect! 


  • 12 slices Sandwich Bread
  • 4 Tablespoons Mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon Prepared Basil Pesto
  • 1 Tablespoon Prepared Sun-dried Tomato Pesto (or Just A Couple Of Pureed Sun-dried Tomatoes)
  • 8 slices Bacon, Cut In Half
  • 1/2 pound Shaved Ham
  • 1/2 pound Shaved Turkey
  • 4 whole Avocados, Peeled And Sliced
  • 4 slices Cheese (swiss, Mozzarella, Etc.)
  • Romaine Or Green Leaf Lettuce

Preparation Instructions

Toast bread in toaster until light golden brown. Set aside.
Fry bacon until just barely crisp, then drain on a paper towel. Set aside.
Mix together 2 tablespoons mayonnaise with prepared basil pesto; in a separate bowl, mix additional 2 tablespoons mayonnaise with sundried tomato pesto.
To Make One Sandwich:
Spread two pieces of bread with basil pesto. On one piece of bread, lay ham on top of pesto mayo, then top with cheese and lettuce. On other piece of bread, lay the slices of 1/2 avocado on top of the pesto mayo. Top avocado with bacon. Lift the second slice of bread (the one with avocado and bacon) and place it, ingredient side down, on top of the first piece of bread.
For the second layer: On the top of the top piece of bread, spread the sundried tomato mayonnaise. Spread one side of the third piece of bread with sundried tomato mayonnaise. Place ham, cheese, and lettuce on top. Place other half of the avocado slices on the other piece of bread. Top with bacon slices. Place this piece of bread, ingredient side down, on top of the first piece of bread.
Use a sharp knife to cut the sandwich in half (on the diagonal) then again in fourths.
Serve with chips!