We all see it on the menu when we go to any American style restaurant, but do we ever actually think, how do you make a club sandwich? I have pondered this question for my whole 16 years of life, and I finally came up with an answer: with bread, meat, vegetables, and extras, of course!
Step 1: The Bread
Like all great sandwiches, it always starts with the bread. It may be fluffy, thick, warm, cold, sometimes even moldy. It’s commonly made with plain old white bread, such as Wonderbread, Sarah Lee, Bunny, or Great Value. But it isn’t set in stone, or stone bread, so you can be adventurous. Try rye, pumpernickel, ciabatta, maybe even sourdough! Remember, you need three layers of bread to make a truly great club, two on the outside and one in the middle. Always remember, the bread is crucial to the sandwich.
Step 2: The Meat
What really makes the club, though, is the meats. It comes with a variety to satisfy any carnivore’s edacious appetite. You need to add juicy smoked bacon, so you can have a bacon explosion going on in your taste buds. Don’t forget the turkey, roasted to meaty perfection. The honey cured ham, practically tasting like you stuck it in a beehive, is the last step of the meat process. If you stack them high and never ask why, you’ll make a sandwich good enough to go into a food coma.
Step 3: The Veggies
While we’d all like to have diabetes from all the carbohydrates and protein, we really do need some good old vitamins. That’s why we always need vegetables. Some people put a lot and some won’t even let a pea touch their masterpiece of a sandwich. A regular club usually has some thick ripe tomatoes and crunchy lettuce. If you feel like it, you can put any vegetable on it, from eggplant to carrots. With the piquant taste of the vegetables, you’ll have to add even more.