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2007/01/03 00:51:55 (permalink)

Club Sandwich

Does anyone wish for an old style club sandwich ?

I remember dining at a family diner in Burbank, Il. that had the best club sandwiches..... the turkey, the swiss, the tasty ham.... Ever since moving to the south I have missed this staple....

Do they still have these on the menu?
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    doggydaddy
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    RE: Club Sandwich 2007/01/03 05:27:11 (permalink)
    ====Do they still have these on the menu?====


    They still make them. I still do. This year I have made the usual turkey, but also ham, roast beef and hamburger clubs too. They're on the menu...
    They are a pain in the butt. No sandwich should require four toothpicks and to be cut into four little pieces. If I had my druthers, I would slice the whole thing in half and place it on the plate like a normal sandwich. Too much slicing, tooth-picking and arranging.
    I'm never satisfied that I have cut the thing evenly. It is hard to cut rectangular bread evenly. Square shaped bread would be easier. Traditionally, you need to cut an 'IXI' from corner to corner, creating little triangles. I like what the boss does, she slices it with a 'I+I' and makes squares that appear to be even. For me, this is a new trick that this ol' dog has learned.

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    RE: Club Sandwich 2007/01/03 07:41:08 (permalink)
    in addition to the proper staking and cutting procedure, 3 slices of toast are required.
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    RE: Club Sandwich 2007/01/03 08:07:54 (permalink)
    Their avalible here in the North East. Most diners and pubs have them on a luncheon menu. Most wholesale bakerys sell club loaves of bread also, and some supermarkets carry them too. They are a pain in the butt to make as Mark said, just use the mayo as a glue to keep from falling apart. Chow Jim
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    RE: Club Sandwich 2007/01/03 10:09:29 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by doggydaddy
    [br If I had my druthers, I would slice the whole thing in half and place it on the plate like a normal sandwich. Too much slicing, tooth-picking and arranging.


    Mark: Why not slice your sandwich any way you want?
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    RE: Club Sandwich 2007/01/03 10:24:43 (permalink)
    "Ya' know, I order a club sandwich all the time, and I'm not even a member. I don't know how I get away with it.

    I like my sandwiches with three pieces of bread.
    So do I!
    Lets form a club.
    Okay, but we're gonna need more stipulations.
    Yes we do.
    Instead of cutting it once, lets cut it again.
    Yeah, four triangles.
    And we shall dump chips in the middle.
    Let me ask you something, how do you feel about frilly toothpicks?
    I'm FOR 'em."

    - The late, great Mitch Hedberg
    (this probably isn't funny to you if you've never heard his delivery)
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    RE: Club Sandwich 2007/01/03 10:32:57 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by tsores

    quote:
    Originally posted by doggydaddy
    [br If I had my druthers, I would slice the whole thing in half and place it on the plate like a normal sandwich. Too much slicing, tooth-picking and arranging.


    Mark: Why not slice your sandwich any way you want?


    It's not my restaurant and where I've worked, it has always been done this way.
    While I am sniveling about making these things, did I mention that you have to fuddle around with four toothpicks.....Last weekend, we got four clubs on one ticket. It took some time to put that together.

    mark
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    RE: Club Sandwich 2007/01/03 11:08:30 (permalink)
    Most deli's offer a club sandwich- but you have to read the fine print on the menu- not all clubs are created equal (no pun intended)
    Most are not the "old fashined" ones we remember from our youth. And I think a lot of that has to do with the sandwich makings available now- too many preservatives and chemicals- come to think of it, most of the food available today does not taste like it did back in "the dark ages" as my kids like to remind me of my advanced years!
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    RE: Club Sandwich 2007/01/03 11:12:22 (permalink)
    The best club sandwich I've ever eaten was from our bowling alley....seriously.
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    RE: Club Sandwich 2007/01/03 14:23:41 (permalink)
    If you mean a triple decker sandwich, they still are on the menu around here in NY. Served with french fries, pickles, coleslaw.

    A turkey club, I know to be turkey, bacon, lettuce tomato, still triple decker style. Still on the menu....
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    RE: Club Sandwich 2007/01/03 14:58:55 (permalink)
    Denny's makes a pretty good club sandwhich. I'm not a big turkey fan so I ask them to make it with ham and its very tasty. Ture, club sanwhiches are hard to find now. You use to see them on the menu all the time years ago (places like 5 & 10 cent store diners, etc.).
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    RE: Club Sandwich 2007/01/03 15:16:47 (permalink)
    The traditional 'Turkey Club' is one of my favorite sandwiches. When we spot it on a menu somewhere it is always in the running for selection. White Toast, Mayo, White-meat Turkey, over a BLT...Cut in quarters, served with chips or maybe FF.
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    RE: Club Sandwich 2007/01/03 15:58:38 (permalink)
    My feelings about the traditional turkey club are the same as The Mayor's. They're on every diner's menu here in the Northeast.
    And it's always a consideration of mine for my meal choice.
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    RE: Club Sandwich 2007/01/03 17:20:56 (permalink)
    When I was a kid in the 1950's and went to the diners of New Jersey (mostly Somerset and Hunterdon Counties) with my parents, I was "discouraged" from ordering the club sandwich because my father thought they were overpriced. I don't remember how much they were, but I was always allowed to get a platter with 2 cheeseburgers, fries, and cole slaw. I'm pretty sure that platter cost $1.25. The chocolate shake was an additional 30 cents. I'm guessing that the club sandwich was around $1.50 all by itself. Does anyone else remember them as being "pricey"? -pb
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    RE: Club Sandwich 2007/01/03 17:34:48 (permalink)
    We do them at home, turkey, bacon, etc, but only use two slices of bread.

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    RE: Club Sandwich 2007/01/03 17:40:11 (permalink)
    Pigiron-
    Thanks for the Mitch Hedberg routine! And you are right, you have to hear his delivery to get how funny it is.
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    RE: Club Sandwich 2007/01/03 17:47:16 (permalink)
    If I see a club sandwich on a menu, thats usually what I order, however, I prefer a ham club on rye.
    Kinda make it hard to eat when they slice it those little triangles though.....But the frill picks come in handy for getting the rye seeds out of my teeth afterwards.
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    RE: Club Sandwich 2007/01/03 17:55:04 (permalink)
    Beaks'
    Yeah the Club Sandwich was usually at the top of the sandwich menu 'price-wise'. When I worked at a HoJo's in the mid-60's it was our least fsavorite sandwich to make. A bit labor intensive compared to the regular 2-slice sandwiches. If an order came in for one late in the evening we would usually not have any bacon 'pre-cooked', so we would toss a couple of strips into the deep fryer to get them done quickly. The toothpicks and quarter-cutting was something that took an extra step or two before serving.
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    RE: Club Sandwich 2007/01/03 18:13:43 (permalink)
    Thanks Pigiron for posting the Mitch Hedberg routine, that's the first thing I thoought of when I spotted this topic. ---Ken
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    RE: Club Sandwich 2007/01/03 18:30:33 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by doggydaddy

    quote:
    Originally posted by tsores

    quote:
    Originally posted by doggydaddy[br If I had my druthers, I would slice the whole thing in half and place it on the plate like a normal sandwich. Too much slicing, tooth-picking and arranging.


    Mark: Why not slice your sandwich any way you want?


    It's not my restaurant and where I've worked, it has always been done this way.
    While I am sniveling about making these things, did I mention that you have to fuddle around with four toothpicks.....Last weekend, we got four clubs on one ticket. It took some time to put that together.

    mark


    It's not a 'Club' if it's not cut into four triangles. Don't remember the how, why's or history but that's the way it is.

    They sure ain't a joy to make. Especially when your getting slammed and you get four or more clubs going to different tables.
    The worse is working an all day menu and you get multiple clubs while your doing omlette's, pancakes, and eggs every which way. Hopefully you have a dishwasher that at least knows how to do toast.

    That's small potatoes though compared to when you get those blueberry pancake orders during the dinner or supper rush. You only have one grill and it's filled with burgers, tenderloins and various other not to be discolored meats. At least one person on this forum might appreciate getting a blueish purple porkchop sandwich! Meat flavored pancakes aren't a big hit either

    I really hate working all day menu's in a joint with only one grill!
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    RE: Club Sandwich 2007/01/03 18:39:55 (permalink)
    Pat, you are so right.
    It can be a nightmare to get several club sandwich orders in a row.
    When I worked up north, we had several on the menu, and only 2 toasters...arrrrgh!
    I hated to make them, and funny thing is, I always order them.
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    RE: Club Sandwich 2007/01/03 18:49:13 (permalink)
    I love the 3 bread clubs with the turkey,mayo and blt.I even like the frilly toothpicks.Havent seen one like that on a menu in awhile..
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    RE: Club Sandwich 2007/01/03 19:18:59 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by SassyGritsAL

    Denny's makes a pretty good club sandwhich. I'm not a big turkey fan so I ask them to make it with ham and its very tasty. Ture, club sanwhiches are hard to find now. You use to see them on the menu all the time years ago (places like 5 & 10 cent store diners, etc.).



    OMG. I had one of these about a month ago on a trip through middle GA. Totally NASTY.
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    RE: Club Sandwich 2007/01/03 19:26:01 (permalink)
    But I do like a good, 3 slices of toasted bread, X sliced (triangular) club sandwich. Lots of thinly sliced ham & turkey, lots of crisp bacon, thick cut FRESH tomatoes (obviously an issue most everywhere now), and losts of crisp leaf lettuce, trimmed. Extra mayo, also, with some sliced cheddar cheese. Sounds easy enough, but I can't find one anywhere unless I make it myself. The local Huddle House has a "fairly" decent version, but WAY to skimpy for me.
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    RE: Club Sandwich 2007/01/03 21:54:39 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Adjudicator

    But I do like a good, 3 slices of toasted bread, X sliced (triangular) club sandwich. Lots of thinly sliced ham & turkey, lots of crisp bacon, thick cut FRESH tomatoes (obviously an issue most everywhere now), and losts of crisp leaf lettuce, trimmed. Extra mayo, also, with some sliced cheddar cheese. Sounds easy enough, but I can't find one anywhere unless I make it myself. The local Huddle House has a "fairly" decent version, but WAY to skimpy for me.

    Here ya go!

    Hope you like wheat bread.
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    RE: Club Sandwich 2007/01/03 21:56:50 (permalink)
    Or maybe white with curly fries?
    Oops..Not enough bacon on either one of them!
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    RE: Club Sandwich 2007/01/03 23:01:28 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by roossy90

    Or maybe white with curly fries?
    Oops..Not enough bacon on either one of them!



    On a fine June day it was...I was helping the line staff out by building sandwichs to order...sandwich station did Rubens, French Dips and CLUBS....the Rubens prebuilt in a tub, a quick butter and on the sandwich grill, FDip, slice the bread, butter and grill, then drop the pre-measured beef in hot Au Jus, AND build the Clubs as they were called out. We had 3 - 4 hole commercial toasters, I had two clubs working and was smoothing on through everything else...building the plates etc. I looked up and had 3 more on one ticket...started to get them ready, two more ticket came in with 4 clubs on each one, then the lunch rush hit AAAAAAARRRRRGGGGGHHHHHH! I made somewhere around 40 Clubs that day along with all the Rubens and FDips. That was the longest lunch I'd ever been through and probably the fastest I've ever worked. And them F'n toasters...just couldn't keep up. Since that day I've had a real aversion to them
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    RE: Club Sandwich 2007/01/04 16:12:19 (permalink)
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    RE: Club Sandwich 2007/01/04 17:10:01 (permalink)
    Man am I hungry now! Hey Roossy, those sprouts look good on a club. What about onion rings with a club?
    Joe
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    RE: Club Sandwich 2007/01/04 17:16:59 (permalink)
    Joe that is one of my favorite sandwich combinations!

    Back to my whinning...When getting slammed, multi orders of Clubs and "hand dipped" Onion Rings can drive me over the edge


    Here is my own observation working from experience.

    A Club is a sandwich that you may not get an order for, sometimes for days.
    Then all of the sudden it's a Clubtastrophy!
    It seems folk don't always think about having one until they see a really nice looking one go by.
    Then ya just gotta have one... then he's gotta have one...she's gotta have one...!
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