The sandwich owes its name to its origin: for the first time, a club sandwich (or something similar to it) was cooked in one of the New York closed clubs at the end of the XIX century. The second version is not far from the first one: placing turkey with lettuce between toasted slices of bread was invented at the same time and in the same city, but in a different club – for gamblers. However, it doesn’t matter who this sandwich was presented to for the first time — a New York tycoon or a relative squandering his fortune at the card table; it was at the club, and the sandwich got the appropriate name. After this dish was written about in the newspapers of the late XIX century, so at that moment it really made an impression. Over time, the club sandwich has acquired details and ingredients. Now there are so many ingredients in it that the sandwich is fastened with a cocktail skewer so that it does not fall apart. Bacon, turkey or chicken, cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, mayonnaise spread generously, in several layers. But toasted white bread still holds down all these ingredients.
- Toast the bread in a toaster or pan until golden brown.
- Fry the bacon in a frying pan without oil until golden brown.
- Mix 3 oz of mayonnaise and Dijon mustard, grease one side of each piece of bread with this sauce, using about one teaspoon of sauce per piece.
- Assemble the sandwich: put a lettuce leaf on the bottom toast, then a piece of cheese, a couple of turkey slices, tomato rings, cover the second toast with the sauce down, grease it with a teaspoon of mayonnaise, put another piece of cheese, a couple of turkey slices, bacon, salad on top, cover with the third toast.
- The finished sandwich is fastened with skewers in two or four places so that it does not fall apart and is cut diagonally into four parts.
- Deep-fry frozen French fries in a frying pan with a large amount of vegetable oil, until it is golden brown or fully cooked. Season the finished French fries with salt and mix them.
- Place the French fries in the center of the plate, put a club sandwich and ketchup next to them.
- Most often, a club sandwich is served in the company of a generous portion of French fries or potato chips. Sometimes it is served even with coleslaw salad, American potato salad or simply with pickled vegetables. As for us, the club sandwich is so satisfying and complex that it already has it all.
- Also, when serving you can use toothpicks instead of skewers.
- Serve on a large flat platter or wooden board.
- Mustard and mayonnaise can be replaced with ready-made mustard sauce.
Serving Size 1
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories 817
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat 46g71%
- Saturated Fat 17g85%
- Trans Fat 0.8g
- Cholesterol 203mg68%
- Sodium 1867mg78%
- Potassium 710mg21%
- Total Carbohydrate 42g15%
- Dietary Fiber 3.2g13%
- Sugars 7.1g
- Protein 56g113%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.