Your new sandwich shop, I can only hope that it will keep alive the noble Monte Cristo, served with a side cup of strawberry preserves. This was the staple of my sainted Mum and other ladies who lunch in the fifties and early sixties, and maybe even the forties.
I make a meatloaf sand that seems to be popular. One inch slabs are sliced off a cold meatloaf, then fried crisp and brown in lard. Sourdough slices are brushed with garlic infused clarified butter, then flat-grilled with grated Parmesan or Romano. The sandwich is served with a choice of grilled or raw onion, as well as the usual lettuce and tomato for those who like that kind of stuff to ruin a perfectly good sandwich. Ketchup and marinara sauce are also offered.
Another variation on the previous sandwich has split and flat-grilled hot Polish sausage from Farmer John in place of the meatloaf.
Another favorite of mine is a grilled turkey, ham, Ortega chile and jack or cheddar cheese served on sourdough with raw or grilled onion.
post edited by enginecapt - 2009/11/16 12:45:10