Recipes from SAVEUR Issue #137: Sandwiches

All the recipes published in the April 2011 issue of SAVEUR Magazine.

See the RecipeTodd Coleman
Fancy Sandwich Loaf

Fancy Sandwich Loaf

Sandwich loaves were popular party foods in the 1940s and '50s. This updated version combines earthy mushrooms and pistachios with baked ham and fresh asparagus.Todd Coleman
Stir-Fried Vegetable Sandwich (Asaltado Vegetariano)

Stir-Fried Vegetable Sandwich (Asaltado Vegetariano)

This sandwich combines stir-fried vegetables with a citrusy chile mayonnaise.Todd Coleman
See the RecipeTodd Coleman

Banh Mi Sandwich

Banh Mi Sandwich
According to Andrea Nguyen, author of Into the Vietnamese Kitchen (Ten Speed Press, 2006), the baguette for this iconic Vietnamese sandwich "should be light and airy, with a very delicate crumb that does not fight you, but just frames the sandwich."Todd Coleman

California Sandwich

California Sandwich
A version of a California classic, this sandwich is a mix of vegetables, whole-grain bread, and Jack cheese, topped with ranch dressing.Todd Coleman

Cemita Poblana

Cemita Poblana
Mexico's overstuffed cemita poblana brims with queso blanco, chipotle, pepper, avocado, papalo and crisp milanesa (a fried cutlet).Todd Coleman

The Chuck Schumer

The Chuck Schumer is a custom-made Subway roast beef with extra tomatoes, onions, and pickles named for New York's senior senator.Todd Coleman

Crab Cake Sandwich »

The crab cake sandwich at David Lentz's Hungry Cat restaurants in Hollywood and Santa Barbara, California, comes with romesco sauce and shaved fennel, red onion, and arugula.Todd Coleman

Croque Madame

The croque monsieur, the classic French ham and cheese sandwich covered in cheesy bechamel, becomes a "madame" when a fried egg is placed on top.Todd Coleman
Cubano (Cuban Ham and Cheese Sandwich)

Cubano (Cuban Ham and Cheese Sandwich)

A Cubano is a griddled white roll with Swiss cheese, boiled ham, dill pickle slices, and roasted pork.Todd Coleman

The Dagwood

Take inspiration from the comic strip "Blondie" to make your own catchall sandwich with goods from the Thanksgiving table like greens, turkey, cheese, cranberry sauce, and more. See the recipe for The Dagwood »Todd Coleman
Egg and Watercress Sandwich

Egg and Watercress Sandwich

If serving these elegant sandwiches for afternoon tea, remove the crusts and cut each into 4 triangles or 2 rectangles. Arrange in stacks of 2 alongside the rest of your tea sandwiches.Brian Beaver
Elena Ruz

Elena Ruz

Commonly served during merienda (afternoon tea) in Cuba, this sandwich of turkey, jam, and cream cheese on a roll is sweet and savory all in one. Try substituting leftover cranberry sauce for the strawberry jam.Todd Coleman
Fried Calamari Sandwich

Fried Calamari Sandwich

Fiery sriracha sauce and fresh herbs and cucumbers balance the richness of chef Tom Colicchio's fried calamari sandwich.Todd Coleman

Fried Tomato Hoagie

Todd Coleman

The Gatsby

In South Africa, french fries, bologna, and achar was dubbed The Gatsby after the 1974 film The Great Gatsby, which played there at the time of the sandwich's invention. See the recipe for The Gatsby »Todd Coleman
See the RecipeMichael Kraus

Man'oushé (Herbed Vegetable Flatbread Sandwich)

A common street food in Lebanon, manaeesh are flatbreads spread with various fillings, then folded over for easy eating. This recipe is based on one in Barbara Abdeni Massaad's Man'oushé: Inside the Street Corner Lebanese Bakery (Alarm, 2005). See the recipe for Man'oushé »Todd Coleman
See the RecipeTodd Coleman
Muffuletta

Muffuletta

Deli meats and cheese are elevated to greatness with an olive salad in this New Orleans classic.Todd Coleman
Fried Plantain Sandwich (Patacón Maracucho)

Fried Plantain Sandwich (Patacón Maracucho)

Who needs bread to make a sandwich? Venezuela's patacon maracucho uses fried plantains instead.Todd Coleman
See the RecipeTodd Coleman

Pork Patty Breakfast Sandwich

This decadent creation from reader Denise Woodward, author of the blog Chez Us, combines hollandaise, spinach, and a homemade sausage patty that cleverly encases a runny egg yolk on a toasted English muffin, for an out-of-this-world breakfast sandwich. This recipe first appeared in our April 2011 special Sandwich Issue with the article Picture-Perfect.Denise Woodward/Chezus.com
Pulled Pork Italiano

Pulled Pork Italiano

Provolone and roasted long hot peppers top luscious wine-and-herb-braised pulled pork in a favorite from DiNic's in Philadelphia. Get the recipe for Pulled Pork Italiano »Todd Coleman

The Reuben

Several people named Reuben have been credited with inventing grilled corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss Cheese, and creamy dressing on rye. See the recipe for The Reuben »Todd Coleman
Roast Pork Sandwich

Roast Pork Sandwich

Tuna mayonnaise gives April Bloomfield's roast pork sandwich at John Dory Oyster Bar in New York City a savory boost.Todd Coleman
Sardine Sandwich

Sardine Sandwich

Another easy and not-scary option if you're trying to ease your way into enjoying sardines.Todd Coleman

Sardine Sandwich with Horseradish Cream

This update on the sardine sandwich provides an extra kick in the horseradish cream.Todd Coleman
See the RecipeTodd Coleman

Sloppy Joe

Sloppy Joe was named for a cafe cook in Sioux City, Iowa. See the recipe for Sloppy Joe »Todd Coleman

SPAM and Cheese Sandwich from Kogi

The SPAM and Cheese Sandwich from Kogi, in Los Angeles, is made with a slider bun, Monterey Jack and cheddar cheeses, SPAM, sweet chile sauce, and kimchi. See Recipe For the SPAM and Cheese Sandwich from Kogi » Back to Classic Combination: Ham and Cheese »Todd Coleman

Strammer Max

Though it takes a man's name, the Strammer Max butter-fried bread topped with ham and an egg, is actually German slang for male virility. See the recipe for Strammer Max »Todd Coleman

Sweetbread Pita

The cumin-spiced Sweetbread Pita from Yossi Elad of Jerusalem's Machneyuda has a bright topping of chopped preserved lemon and jalapeño.Todd Coleman

Torta Ahogada

Torta Ahogada
This popular Mexican sandwich from the state of Jalisco is filled with crisp roast pork, then "drowned" in a spicy chile de árbol sauce.Todd Coleman
Blue Ribbon's Tuna Salad Capers and red onion lend piquancy to the tuna salad at Manhattan's Blue Ribbon Bakery. See the recipe for Blue Ribbon's Tuna Salad » Back to Salad Days »Michael Kraus
Cajun Shrimp Salad

Cajun Shrimp Salad

Grilled and smoked shrimp are bound by a spicy cream cheese dressing in the Cajun shrimp salad at Hoover's Cooking in Austin. Get the recipe for Cajun Shrimp Salad »Michael Kraus
Coronation Chicken Salad

Coronation Chicken Salad

Made for Queen Elizabeth II's coronation lunch in 1953, this curry powder- and mango chutney-laced chicken salad has been wildly popular in Britain ever since.Michael Kraus
Katz's Chopped Liver New York City's Katz's chopped liver, made with both chicken and beef livers, gains its silky texture from the addition of schmaltz. See the recipe for Katz's Chopped Liver » Back to Salad Days »Michael Kraus
Lobster Salad

Lobster Salad

Chef Jasper White's lobster salad, a version of New England's lobster roll filling, gets crunch from scallions and cucumber.Michael Kraus
Neiman Marcus Chicken Salad

Neiman Marcus Chicken Salad

Neiman Marcus Chicken Salad, a classic department-store lunch item, gains richness from grapes, almonds, and a whipped cream dressing.Michael Kraus
Russian Egg and Mushroom Salad (Salat iz Yaits i Gribov)

Russian Egg and Mushroom Salad (Salat iz Yaits i Gribov)

Dill and dijon mustard add tang to Russian egg and mushroom salad, which is delicious on sourdough rye.Michael Kraus
Danish Smoked Herring, Beet, and Potato Salad (Sildesalat)

Danish Smoked Herring, Beet, and Potato Salad (Sildesalat)

Danish smoked herring, beet, and potato salad is terrific on whole wheat.Michael Kraus
Southern Ham Salad

Southern Ham Salad

Southern ham salad is spiked with pickles and celery.Michael Kraus

Fromage Blanc, Banana, and Membrillo Sandwich

Fromage Blanc, Banana, and Membrillo Sandwich
This sweet sandwich from Tartine Bakery & Café in San Francisco, is pressed and griddled to melt the creamy banana, cheese, and quince filling and toast the bread.Todd Coleman

Ice Cream Loti

This ice cream sandwich, sold as a street snack in Singapore, comes in an array of colors and flavors. Author Chris Tan advises using bleached all-purpose flour to produce a soft, Wonder bread-like crumb. See the recipe for Ice Cream Loti »Todd Coleman

Pok Pok

Chef Pichet Ong, of Spot Dessert Bar in New York City, gave us this recipe for pok pok, an ice cream sandwich based on those he ate as a child in Bangkok. See the recipe for Pok Pok »Todd Coleman
Potato Fritter Sandwich (Vada Pav)

Potato Fritter Sandwich (Vada Pav)

A staple of Mumbai street stalls, these aromatic fried potato-fritter sandwiches are slathered with coriander and tamarind chutneys and served on a buttered, toasted roll.Todd Coleman
Bauru (Brazilian Roast Beef Sandwich)

Bauru (Brazilian Roast Beef Sandwich)

Brazil's Bauru is made by smothering roast beef with melted mozzarella and tomato. See the recipe For Bauru »Todd Coleman
Sanduíche de Chola

Sanduiche de Chola

Vegetables nearly upstage the meat in the Bolivian Sanduiche de Chola, in which roast pork is seasoned with yellow salsa and vegetables en escabeche. See Recipe For Sanduiche de Chola »Todd Coleman
Lomito Completo

Lomito Completo

In the Lomito Completo, popular in Uruguay and Argentina, sirloin steak is lavished with sauerkraut, mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard and a runny fried egg. See the recipe for Lomito Completo »Todd Coleman
Roasted Pepper Salad (Mechwia)

Roasted Pepper Salad (Mechwia)

This tart pepper relish from north Africa is a great topping for lamb kebabs and other sandwiches.Michael Kraus
Pickled Blueberries

Pickled Blueberries

Chef Tyler Kord of No. 7 Sub Shop in New York City created these sweet-tart pickled blueberries for his sandwich of brie, pistachios, and chervil.Michael Kraus
Yemenite Chile Relish (Schug)

Yemenite Chile Relish (Schug)

Piquant schug makes a fantastic condiment for pita and falafel sandwiches.Michael Kraus
Tonkatsu Sauce

Tonkatsu Sauce

This popular Japanese condiment, flavored with Worcestershire sauce and dry mustard powder, is the key sauce on a fried pork tonkatsu sandwich.Michael Kraus

Italian Panino

Our favorite Italian Panino features focaccia, Taleggio, speck (smoked cured ham), arugula, and balsamic vinegar. See Recipe For Italian Panino » Back to Classic Combination: Ham and Cheese »Todd Coleman
Todd Coleman
Todd Coleman
Sarah Kanabay
Latvian Rye Latvia's best-known rye bread is a dark, dense, 100 percent whole-grain rye called rupjmaize, which contrasts sourness with a mild sweetness. Latvian rye goes particularly well with smoked fish, charcuterie, and highly flavored cheeses, such as Roquefort.Todd Coleman
Michael Kraus