A stacked Club Sandwich is always a favorite at lunchtime. With two types of deli meat, cheese, lettuce, tomato, and bacon, what’s not to love?!
HOW TO MAKE A CLASSIC CLUB SANDWICH
While the traditional club sandwich has sliced chicken or turkey, these days it is usually a combination of two lunch meats. You can mix and match to your heart’s content. I like ham and turkey while my husband usually gravitates toward ham and roast beef. You can vary the toppings a little too. I’ve seen a club with red onion slices on the menu, but personally, I like to add some avocado and leave off the tomato. You do you.
CLUB SANDWICH INGREDIENTS
- White or wheat bread
- Deli ham
- Deli turkey
- Sliced cheese
HOW TO ASSEMBLE YOUR CLUB SANDWICH
- Cook several slices of bacon until they are nice and crispy; no wimpy bacon here.
- Toast three slices of your favorite bread until golden.
- Spread one side of a toast slice with mayo. Top with cheese, ham, and turkey.
- Spread both sides of a toast slice and place on top of meat. Top with lettuce, tomato, and bacon.
- Spread last toast slice with mayo on one side and place mayo side down on the sandwich.
- Place 1 toothpick into each quarter of the sandwich to hold things together. Cut into quarters. Serve immediately.
So crazy easy, but totally something you’d happily pay $12 for at a restaurant, especially when you serve this club sandwich up with Homemade Baked French Fries. It’s also great with coleslaw or potato salad and a pickle spear on the side too.
CLUB SANDWICH TIPS
- Pick up some regular white bread. The big trick to this recipe is to make sure your bread isn’t too thick. Standard slices are best since there are three layers of bread. Trust me on this one.
- Use good quality lunch meat. Head to the deli of your local supermarket and have them slice some turkey, ham or whatever your heart desires.
- Use a sharp, serrated knife. Because it’s a pretty thick sandwich, it can be difficult to cut. Make sure you use a sharp knife, otherwise you’ll just end up tearing the bread and pulling the sandwich apart.
- Customize to your heart’s content. You can make this club sandwich totally your own by using a variety of deli meats, different types of cheese (or leave out the cheese completely), spice it up with some pepperoncinis or a garlic aioli in place of the mayo.
Are you hungry yet? Good! Because if you have 20 minutes, you can have a restaurant-worthy lunch for WAY less than going out to eat.
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- 2 strips bacon
- 3 slices bread (wheat or white)
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 2 slices American cheese (or cheddar)
- 2 slices deli-style ham
- 2 slices deli-style turkey
- 1 leaf lettuce
- 1/2 tomato sliced
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Lay bacon strips on baking sheet and cook for 20 minutes or until crispy. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
- When bacon is almost done baking, toast bread until golden.
- Lay one piece of bread on a plate, spread with 1/2 tablespoon mayo. Top with cheese, ham, and turkey.
- Spread one slide of another piece of toast with 1/2 tablespoon mayo and place mayo side down on the ham. Spread other side of the same toast with 1/2 tablespoon mayo.
- Top with lettuce, tomato, bacon, and avocado. Spread one side of the last piece of toast with remaining mayo and place mayo side down on the sandwich.
- Insert a frilled toothpick into each quarter of the sandwich. Use a sharp knife to cut the sandwich into equal quarters. (The toothpicks will keep things from falling apart.) Plate the sandwich quarters either standing up or on their sides. Serve immediately with fries, chips, or your favorite side.