Hunger pangs ride home with me on my way back from office. Sometimes making me wish, I kept a loaf of bread handy for me to dip into my cup of chai to calm the pangs. We don’t eat or stock bread too much and both K and I arent very butter and jam type of people. Amma on the other hand can have a nervous breakdown if there’s a depleting bread stock!! Not that I don’t like bread, I love it…. Especially to mop up sambhar or with some freshly scrambled egg. We somehow don’t seem to buy it as often as Amma did. When we buy a loaf, it ends up lying around a couple 0f days before it ends up as bread crumbs.
On one evening, i decided to use up some leftover bread by making myself a Club Sandwich. I had some sweet Mayo from Indiana foods in Bangalore, so this was what they call “Top Class”. This isn’t so much a recipe as much as it is an assembling method. But for whatever it is worth, here’s my restaurant style club sandwich. Its a rather large one and will be best enjoyed shared with a loved one!
3 slices bread, toasted lightly
2-3 leaves lettuce
1 firm and ripe tomato, sliced
6-7 slices cucumber
1 Tbs mayonaise (from a bottle, i got mine from Indiana Foods)
1 Tbs butter
1 tsp oil
salt and pepper to taste
Heat a pan with oil and fry the egg on both side, adding salt and pepper to taste. divided into two halves and set aside.
Butter the toasted slices of bread. Place one on a wooden board/ plate. Layer with lettuce leaves, tomatoe and cucumber slice, season lightly with salt and pepper and add one piece of the fried egg. Place another slice of toast on top of this and repeat the layers, adding the mayonnaise before placing the last slice of toasted bread on top. Press down gently. Slice diagonally into half. Serve with some hot tea or coffee.