Not too long ago, I had an overwhelming, all consuming craving for a sandwich. You know one with a sturdy bread that would hold tomatoes, meat, lettuce, olives, cheese oh my!!!! Before we became an SCD family, I used to make what we lovingly referred to as a "Big Sandwich". If you are from Southern Louisiana, you would be familiar with it's other name, Muffuletta. I would make a whole wheat bread dough that I would bake in a stoneware casserole and then slice through the middle and fill with all kinds of wonderful things and bake until the cheese melted. We would slice it up and devour it!!!! Ok so after about 3 years with out our beloved Big Sandwich, I became desparate to find a way to make a legal version. Because as I mentioned before, we refuse to be deprived. The result was better than we expected.
4 focaccia sandwich buns
4 baked chicken breasts seasoned with (salt, pepper, SCD legal ground garlic, and chili powder)
Sliced tomatos ( I like to salt and pepper them)
Fresh grated Colby Jack
SCD legal sliced green and black olives
Seasoned oil (recipe to follow)
In a pot pour 1/2 cup olive oil . Then add the seasonings you desire, for instance scd legal red pepper flakes, basil, tyme, parsley, a dash or two of red wine vinegar also some fresh grated Ramano Cheese. Simmer the mixture for 3-5 minutes keeping a close eye on it. Let it cool.
To build your big sandwich, slice cooled chicken in thin slices. I usually slice on a diagional. Slice your Focaccia Bread through the center and lay open on a plate. Jacob likes SCD legal mustard on his. If you have prepared SCD legal Mayo that would be good too. On the bottom slice of Focaccia Bread, arrange chicken slices to the desired amount making as flat a surface as possible. Next, place desired amount of grated cheese. On top of the cheese, place about a teaspoon full of each kind of olive. On the top slice, place shredded lettuce, sliced tomatoes and drizzle with a touch of seasoned olive oil. Put sandwich buns together and place each sandwich on a prepared baking sheet or we use a stone. Bake at 350 a minute or two till the cheese melts and enjoy!!!!
Fried Egg Sandwich
1 Focaccia Sandwich bun
fresh grated Colby Jack Cheese
Just fry up two eggs. You really need to think about how you like your yoke though. I like mine a little runny but Jacob prefers his cooked solid. It is a personal choice there is no right or wrong way. Cut your sandwich bun and you can put SCD legal Mayo (my favorite), mustard or butter on the slices. Place one egg right out of the pan so it is hot. Then sprinkle with freshly grated cheese and top with second hot egg and top off with more cheese. Close up the sandwich and look out. This sandwich goes fast!!
Other, sandwich favorites are a hamburger, a sandwich made with left over roast or brisket. The possibilities are endless!!! As long as your ingredients are legal you can make a sandwich smorgasbord!! Wow that's a word I haven't used in a while! Any way, take it away and make your favorite sandwich then share with us here at Honey Pie. I am always up for new ideas to try!!