Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Home Kitchen - THE Sandwich

There's THE Hotel, THE Burger, but in our house, there is only one THE Sandwich. I've been making it for school lunches since the kids were in elementary school. Sister used to have a schedule of which friends got to share it on which days, now they're old enough to make it themselves.

Simple yet delicious, to me it is the essence of comfort food. So while this isn't a cooking blog, we're about to get a cold front through and this would be a quick, warm meal - add a cup of soup and make it perfect.

THE Sandwich
2 slices Tom Thumb Country French Deli-Style sliced bread
2 slices thinly sliced smoked ham
2 slices thinly sliced roasted turkey breast
3 slices Oscar Mayer hard salami
2 slices mozzarella

Turn oven broiler on high, and place bread directly on oven rack. Once a nice light brown, remove and on the uncooked side layer ham, then turkey, then salami on top. On the other slice (uncooked side), layer the mozzarella slices to cover. Place both back under the broiler until the salami edges are curled and crunchy and the cheese is speckled with caramelization. Remove, put halves together and allow to cool on a little on a rack (or else the bread gets soggy) - but not too long - this is best warm.

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