The Ultimate Sandwich Recipe: Feast your eyes on this!





First things first, the CellarVie Wines team cannot lay claim to being responsible for the making of the ‘Ultimate Sandwich’. This remarkable feat of culinary engineering, complete with the beautiful pictures displayed below, arrived in our inbox courtesy of an anonymous email chain on Tuesday afternoon. Jamie Oliver would undoubtedly and perhaps quite correctly, not endorse this as a healthy meal, and it certainly isn't for the faint-hearted but we thought it was a bit of fun nonetheless. So feast your eyes on the ‘Ultimate sandwich’…
 
Ingredients (a guideline)

1 hard crusted Italian bread
 
3 rib eye steaks
 
500g mushrooms
 
1 onion
 
8 rashers of unsmoked back bacon
 
Swiss Cheese slices
 
Worchester Sauce, Dijon Mustard, horseradish or condiments of your choosing.
 
Salt and pepper to season.

Method
 
[See images below] 
 
 
Line up the ingredients and brace yourself for something very special indeed.  
 
 
Hollow out the hard-crusted Italian bread.  
 
 
Rare cook the steaks [they will continue to cook whilst in the sandwich].
Fry the bacon, onions and mushrooms [as eloquently pictured above].  
 
 
Place one of the cooked steaks in the hollowed out bread.  
 
 
Apply condiments of your choosing: The anonymous ‘chef’ used Worchester Sauce, Dijon Mustard and horseradish.  
 
 
Layer the cooked bacon on top of the steak and sauces.
 
 
Place a layer of Swiss cheese over the bacon. 
 
 
Stuff in as much of the mushroom and onion mixture as you can [sic] 
 
 
Place the other steak along with the juices from the pan on top of the now layered first steak.  
 
 
Add more sauce.  
 
 
Top off with another layer of Swiss cheese. 
 
 
Place the top half of the hard-crusted Italian bread back on. 
 
 
Wrap in butcher’s paper.  
 
 
Wrap in foil 
 
 
Place a heavy cutting board on top of the sandwich to squish it down.  
 
 
Now weigh it down and wait. [the anonymous chef suggests the following: ‘140lbs of weight and let it sit for 4 hours'].  
 
 
Remove the weight.  
 
 
Slice in half and enjoy the ‘Ultimate Sandwich’.
 
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Written by: Ben Moss

Ben Moss 

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So my cousin and I made this sandwich this past weekend and it was well worth it. You need the three steaks. Two of them will fit on the bottom (you may have to do some cutting). The third steak and remaining parts from the first two are stuffed in last. The hardest part was definitely waiting the four hours for the completed results but it was all good. Definitely you should try.

AMC

by AC
hmmm.. delicious... yummy
by EW
I agree. Making a sandwich this good and then having to wait all that time would be torture. I would need a steak to ease the pain.
by The Wine Advocaat
The 3rd steak must have been to stave off hunger for the 4 hours it takes to squash the sandwich! I'm also going to the races soon maybe this is something to take along...
by Bobbins
This, made with a crusty farmhouse loaf but using the same method was the 'sandwich' my father and his friends used to take for a day at the races in the U.K.
by HD
The recipe calls for 3 steaks, but the instructions only use 2. What is the third steak use for?
by KM