Club Sandwich

Club Sandwich
Staff Writer

Judith Hannenmann

Born from an elusive past, the club sandwich (like all great things in history) was supposedly created accidentally by a ravenous man in the late 1800s. Sure, the first sandwich may have been a crude amalgamation of bread and cold meats. But today, the club sandwich has evolved into several diners’ signature, staple dish. This multi-layered, flavor-packed luncheon special is easy to make and even easier to customize. This recipe is from a member of our Culinary Content Network, Judith Hannemann, and is given a kick of spice from a pesto mayonnaise.

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Ingredients

For the pesto mayonnaise

  • slices white bread, toasted
  • 1  Tablespoon  mayonnaise
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  pesto
  • leaves iceberg lettuce
  • slices tomato
  • slices bacon
  • 2  Ounces  sliced turkey

Directions

For the pesto mayonnaise

In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise and pesto. Spread the mayonnaise-pesto on 1 side of 2 slices of bread. Next, layer ingredients on top of 1 mayonnaise-lathered piece as follows: lettuce, sliced tomatoes, bacon, 1 slice of toasted bread without the mayonnaise pesto, turkey meat. Top with the other slice of mayonnaise-lathered piece, mayonnaise down, slice in half, and serve. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
1g
1%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
32mg
11%
Carbohydrate, by difference
4g
3%
Protein
10g
22%
Vitamin A, RAE
2µg
0%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
15mg
2%
Folate, total
1µg
0%
Magnesium, Mg
2mg
1%
Phosphorus, P
12mg
2%
Sodium, Na
473mg
32%
Water
12g
0%

Sandwich Shopping Tip

Look to the deli for cold-cuts and cheeses sliced to order; they'll taste fresher than their vacuum-sealed counterparts.

Sandwich Cooking Tip

For a more pronounced flavor, try drizzling your bread lightly with some olive oil and grilling it.