other people’s sammiches

As a follow up to my last post about the Turkey and Muenster Sandwiches with Blueberry Jam I made, I decided it would cool to share all of my favorite sandwich sites and blogs. You may think that there may not be too many on my list, but there’s a special place for food that’s tucked between two pieces of bread. Just take a look at my Pinterest boards, and you’ll see the love that I have for something that’s pressed, grilled, sliced, or stacked. Sandwiches come sweet, salty, savory, and sticky, but they’re always perfect to me.

In no specific order, here are the sandwich sites I love best:

Grilled Cheese Social. I love everything about this blog. Even the writing and personal stories (which I usually skim over in a food blog) is vibrant and fun to read. Save that part for when you’re trying not to drool over your grilled creations cooling off after they’ve been made. Side note: I’ve never once succeeded in this, no matter how important it is for the good of the sandwich. Drool, everywhere. Sandwich, gone.

Glorious Sandwiches. Oh man. This Pork, Nectarine, and Boursin sandwich is calling my name. These are the sandwiches that give me courage.

Scanwiches. Epitome of food porn. Each sandwich is cut in have and beautifully “scanned,” fully exploiting it’s, uh, folds of meat for all to enjoy. This website doesn’t have recipes, per say, but with listed ingredients and the detailed photos, I think you can figure out the assembly on your own.

How Sweet It Is. Okay, this isn’t technically a sandwich blog, but How Sweet puts out some good sandwiches pretty often. Check out the Sandwiches category page and pay special attention to what I’ve got my eyes on. Savory: crispy zucchini grilled cheese with dijon horseradish aioli or Sweet: grilled fontina + blackberry smash sandwiches.

Sweet-sonian. Not a sandwich blog either, but man this cucumber goat cheese grilled cheese looked delicious and refreshing at the same time.

Closet Cooking. Again, not a sandwich blog, but this site features some tasty grilled cheeses.

Enjoy!

sammiches

If you don’t already think I’m weird, you might after this post. Because I just put jam on a turkey sandwich.

I’d like to say it was an accident, that I was drunk and I thought that the turkey and cheese were actually┬ápeanut butter, but I actually thought really hard about this recipe. I stared at my mother’s homemade blueberry jam in our refrigerator for awhile, wondering what potential it had that went past a PB & J or a pancake topping. I recalled the turkey-bacon sandwiches on croissants that I would sometimes eat at school, which had a cranberry jam slathered on top, wondering if I could do something similar with the blueberry variety.

So I took a risk and made Turkey-Muenster Sandwiches with Blueberry Jam. My mother is probably sticking her tongue out in disgust by now before she reaches for her own bell jar of jam and eats it in more “acceptable” ways (on a muffin, topping for ice cream, with a spoon…). But I urge you all to not turn away! Take the risk and break free of the sandwich rut you may be in!

Turkey-Muenster Sandwiches with Blueberry Jam

Ingredients:

2 pieces white bread

thin slices of thin-sliced turkey (less is better)

1 slice muenster cheese

spoonful of blueberry jam (Linda Sabatelli’s specialty)
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The first pass at this sandwich was pretty good. It tasted like Thanks-summer (a mish-mash of Thanksgiving and summer). Still, I had way too much turkey on the sandwich pictured above.

So then I tried it grilled, with less meat and more of the cheezes. This was extra yummy because the cheese was warm and melty and mixed with the jam perfectly.
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So even though this particular creation was good, I’m eager to try more sandwich combinations like this. Plus, I’d really like to title my next post “Jam and Ham” or “Deli and Jelly.” Maybe ham with an apricot and dijon spread? Or maybe substituting the jam with real fruit, like cooked apples or pears! I’m getting excited.