Having a Ham and Cheese Club Sandwich verses an ordinary sandwich is like going from a hamburger to a Whooper. It’s about taking delicious to the extreme. This is my husband’s most favorite and anticipated lunch or dinner sandwich. Anticipated because he doesn’t have it on a regular basis. I make this sandwich with leftover meat from roasting a chicken, or turkey, baked ham or roast beef. You can even make it with tuna salad. It’s another way I can use leftovers to make something absolutely wonderful that I know will be devoured. Making one sandwich and splitting it for two people with a cup or bowl of soup is a fantastic lunch. Made and served with homemade french fries and a side of cole slaw and you’ve got a dinner platter to rival the best Diner around. Take your sandwiches to the extreme this summer with a Club in the flavor or your choice. Enjoy!
The Club Sandwich
These ingredients are approximate, feel free to add to or subtract amounts to your liking.
3 slices of bread toasted (we use whole wheat, any flavor of sandwich bread can be used)
3 – 4 oz Lunch meat or left over cooked meat from chicken,turkey,roast beef or ham ( tuna salad can also be used)
1 slice of the cheese of your choice ( I used sharp cheddar)
3 slices cooked bacon strips, halved
2 tomato slices
Mayonnaise, enough to spread on three slices of bread.
Making a club sandwich is very easy. Start by toasting 3 slices of bread, we use whole wheat. Put mayonnaise on all 3 slices. Place your fried bacon slices on the mayonnaised toast. Top the bacon with tomato and lettuce. Place your second slice of mayonnaised toast on top. ( My husband likes this slice of toast mayonnaised on both side as this is the slice in the middle of the sandwich. On top of your second slice you can add whatever meat you have on hand….chicken, turkey, roast beef or ham and the slice of cheese, top with third slice of mayonnaised toast. If cutting into quarter’s , place one toothpick in each of the four corners of the sandwich. Take a knife and cut diagonally, corner to corner. Adjust toothpicks after sliced to hold sandwich together. WARNING…Make sure to tell the person eating the sandwich about the toothpicks!