Monday, July 6, 2009

Hawaiian Bread Sandwiches

Hawaiian Bread Sandwiches

One loaf Hawaiian bread
1 pkg sliced ham
1 pkg sliced turkey
1 pkg sliced swiss cheese
8 slices of bacon, cooked
10 thin sliced dill pickes—sandwich stackers work best
A few tablespoons of olive oil
1 garlic clove crushed or minced
A few tablespoons of mustard

1. Slice the Hawaiian bread in 4 pieces, as shown in the picture. You should have two middle pieces that are about the same size and two outer pieces that are similar size to make two huge sandwiches out of the loaf.

2. Mix the olive oil and the garlic in a small bowl
3. Spread mustard on the inside layer of two slices of the bread.
4. Layer ham, then turkey, then bacon, the swiss, then pickles*
5. Top with other piece of bread, brush outside of bread with olive oil mixture
6. Cut the sandwich in half—makes for easier flipping.
7. Cook in a frying pan at medium heat for about 7 minutes with a heavy pan on top (my mom-in-law uses a cast-iron skillet, I improvised--see pic) to flatten the sandwich and encourage cooking clear through faster.

8. Flip and repeat step 7.
9. Slice, serve and enjoy.

*pickles are optional—my husband does NOT like them, I love them!
**leftovers taste great reheated later

This recipe is a favorite that my mom-in-law makes often