Sunday, August 7, 2011

Tuna Club Sandwich ~ My Sandwich Mantra

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When I was in high school and college, I would spend my summers down at the beach working in restaurants and delis.

Now I'm not bragging (well maybe a little) but I used to have "regulars" who would frequent my place of employment and specifically request that I make their sandwich...and you know what...I can't say I blamed them....

To this day, I take my sandwich making VERY SERIOUSLY.  

My Sandwich Mantra...

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Ratio and Love. 

Depending on the sandwich you're making, there needs to be the perfect RATIO of ingredients...and while contstructing your sandwich...there must be visible LOVE!

Without Ratio and Love you're left with the following:

1.) a soggy, unbalanced PB and J
2.) a burnt grilled cheese cold in the center
3.) a dry BLT ...light on the bacon
4.) a chicken salad ...riddled with gristle!!!

Haven't we all  fallen prey to at least one of these sandwiches mentioned above?! 

IT'S CRIMINAL.

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Here we have a favorite of mine...The Tuna Club Sandwich...cut into quarters and served with a pickle and chips.

Now that's a sandwich you can sink your teeth into...

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MADE WITH PERFECT RATIO...and a WHOLE LOT OF LOVE!

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16 comments:

Amy J. and Tiffanie A. said...

Never had bacon and tuna!!! WHAT is not to love about that???

Gabrielle said...

I believe we should send people to low security prison (like the one Martha Stewart went to) for serving grilled cheese with an unmelted/cold center. I also firmly oppose a hoagie or cheese steak served on a soft (ie: elongate hot dog bun) roll.

Cindy Ellison said...

The photographs were perfect and so is the sandwich! I am going to have to make this sandwich. My cousin used to want her BLT made a certain way. She would want the tomato in between the bacon and lettuce, that would help the toasted bread not get soggy with tomato juice. Makes perfect sense. ;-)

Amy said...

Your Tuna Club sandwich looks delicious! Yes, full of love and deliciousness! I want one right now, too! :)

laurie said...

I have never tried that combo before...looks so good!

Jenn said...

Ok, ok, you've convinced me... you can make me a sandwich anytime you want!! :) YUMMY!!!

Care's Kitchen said...

yes! Hard time for serving a burnt, cold grilled cheese - LOVE IT!

Thanks all, it was delish! Love tuna w/chips!!!!

Heather said...

One of my biggest pet peeves involves sandwiches: when I order and they put the spread on and don't spread it out. It's totally unproportional and unacceptable. Sounds like you've got it down though! I love when sandwiches are cut into triangles too.

Karen said...

You are so right...sandwiches need to be JUST right, or why bother? I always end up disassembling a sandwich and remaking it when I eat out.
Your tuna club looks fantastic. Why in the world have I never put bacon on my tuna sandwich?? I'm a shame to the bacon-loving community.

Magic of Spice said...

Love your mantra! The worst for me is soggy...yuck :( This is a perfect and gorgeous club!

Rebecca from Chow and Chatter said...

wow now this is a sandwich hungry now :-)

Nuts about food said...

A Club sandwich, a tuna salad sandwich and a BLT all in one...oh my Gosh! I may faint

Kevin (BBQ Smoker Site) said...

Absolutely can see the love that went into making this sandwich! That graphic with the text to the left is so great! Still drooling over the bacon!

Nicole said...

That makes me toooo hungry. Your photos are always gorgeous. Why is love never listed on recipes?!

Syd said...

Be still my heart. Sandwich ratio. Such an important concept that far too many don't seem to understand.

Recipe Addiction said...

Tuna doesn't taste the same as when I was a child, for some reason. What did you mix it with besides mayo, if anything?