In honor of the 4th Earl of Sandwich, the guy who made eating meat on bread cool, today is National Sandwich Day, which has a much better ring to it than national day after election day, now would you please take down your campaign posters? Am I right?
Something of a first for me, I’ve replicated a “recipe” of a dish I ate elsewhere. And by elsewhere I mean Brioche Dorée at LAX, just past the Admirals Club. A quick glimpse at Yelp.com reveals that either (1) everyone but me hates this place or (2) only haters posted their reviews of this place. Because I have to tell you, airport food or not, this sandwich rocked. Super doughy bread with a crusty exterior, fresh turkey, slightly melted and tangy brie, crisp granny smith apple slices and a schmear of apricot. Combine this with free pre-flight Heinekens and I knew it was something I had to have again.
Back at home, and by home I mean Trader Joe’s, I picked up the fixings for this noteworthy sandwich. Deli chicken, fresh bread, brie, a Granny Smith apple and dried apricots.
I sliced the apricots in half, then smashed them into the bread just a bit. I layered the brie on the bread, then topped it with the apple slices, figuring the toaster oven would do its job and melt the brie just so. Then I piled on the chicken, plunked it in the toaster oven for about three minutes. And there! A sandwich fit for a dash through LAX.
Updated 05/31/2013: Now that I’m gluten-free, I use my favorite gluten-free white sandwich bread by Udi’s.