Sandwiches have come a long way from slapping a piece of meat between two slice of bread. One has to wonder if the Earl of Sandwich ever knew just exactly what he created when he was to lazy to eat dinner in a more conventional manor.
In that spirit I created this fantastic addition to any lunch routine. High quality deli meat can be substituted for anyone who does not have big chunks of seasoned meat in the refrigerator, but really everyone should.
- 2 slices wheat bread
- 1 thick slice pastrami
- 1 thick slice smoked chicken breast
- 2 slices salami
- 1 pickled pepper sliced into thin rounds
- 4-6 leaves spinach
- 2 slices sharp cheddar cheese
- 2 slices asiago cheese
Preheat the oven to 365 degrees. Heat a cast iron griddle on the stove top to medium heat. Spread a thin layer of mayonaise on one side of each slice of bread and place on hot griddle. While bread cooks spread another thin layer of mayo on the up side of the bread. When the one side is toasted flip bread over and remove griddle from the stove top. On one slice of bread place the pastrami, salami, jalapeno and cheddar cheese in that order. On the other piece of bread place the chicken, spinach and asiago in the same order. Place the griddle in the oven and cook until cheese melts and bread is toasted. Press two halves together and eat with a nice Belgian beer and Utz potato chips.