Interestment’s Top Four: Sandwiches

Published: 16th Apr, 2009

Some magnificent treats missed out…

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The story goes that Lord Sandwich was throwing a rugby ball around with his tops-off buddies, when he decided to humiliate a servant by demanding a BLT, only this time using bread instead of sheep guts to hold it together. And lo, the joke backfired, and the sandwich was born. What a great day that was for all of us. Now you can stride down a busy street wolfing down your lunch, and because of the handy digestable bread, there’s no litter. Just a trail of lettuce strewn behind you. We think sandwiches are tremendous, hence we spent an entire day sampling them to see what the best one might be…

1. The Club Sandwich

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It was a real battle for the top spot, but a decent Club can be completely mind blowing. In simple terms it’s a tooth-picked double-decker comprising bacon, chicken, some kind of cheese, and lots of salad. Because it combines a Chicken Salad with a BLT, it outzaps Roast Beef and Horseradish. But only just.

2. Cheese and Pickle

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For simplicity, you can’t go wrong with this – championed by excellent-leaver-of-comments, Spencer. The tasty cheese providing the base, the fruity pickle adding the zing. It’s like the perfect marriage. Ideally comes on soft white bread, like Sunblest.

3. Meatball Sub

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For all their wars on terror, crack corners, and shooting each other in the face, the Americans know how to make one heck of a sandwich. These generally incorporate two essentials – soft sub rolls, and extra processed cheese. Both of which are brilliant. Add a few meatballs in tomato sauce, a spattering of parmesan, and bada-boom! A lovely sandwich.

4. Egg and Onion

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A contentious entry, and one which only just edged out the fish options – Prawn Mayonnaise, Tuna Melt – this is an exact science. The Egg Mayonnaise needs to be perfect, and the onion must be sliced so thinly as to be almost invisible. On brown bread, accompanied by a bowl of crisps, this makes for a fantastic lunch.

Josh Burt
About the author:
Josh has been a writer and journalist for the best part of twenty years and has written for modern staples like FHM and Cosmopolitan and The Daily Telegraph and The Sun. He has also written a small handful of so-so books that you can still buy.

5 Responses to Interestment’s Top Four: Sandwiches

  1. AnnaB says:

    Egg and onion? Sounds like sick

  2. josh josh says:

    It doesn’t sound great does it… but, honestly, done correctly it’s a masterpiece.

    seriously.

  3. forty-forty five says:

    very surprised that the ‘fried bread, fried bread sandwich’ (three pieces of fried bread – stacked) didn’t make it into the top 4…

  4. Ben Cook says:

    Can you please post a recipe for the cheese and pickle No.2 sandwich ?

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