Best Sandwich Ever

May 15, 2008

I was looking at YumSugar’s ‘Wich of the Week today, and it reminded me of something I used to make for dinner all the time in college—the Spanglish Sandwich. Yes, I watched (and still own) the movie Spanglish—I actually saw it in the movie theater and cried my eyes out… though, it doesn’t take much to make me teary. Then, on the DVD, there’s a special feature where you can learn how to make the late-night sandwich that Adam Sandler (playing a prominent chef) makes at the end of a long day at his restaurant. The recipe was actually created by celeb chef Thomas Keller of Per Se fame, and it really is the perfect, satisfying meal for tired, late-night cravings. For the recipe,


  • 3-4 slices of bacon (when feeling healthy, I’ve substituted this for turkey bacon)
  • 2 slices of Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 slices of toasted rustic country loaf
  • 1 tbsp of mayo
  • 4 tomato slices
  • 2 leaves of crispy lettuce
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 egg
  • *** My own addition: 2 slices of grilled zucchini

Cooking instructions:

Prepare tomato slices, cheese, and lettuce leaves first, and put them on the side. With a medium-sized frying pan, lay out the bacon slices and cook until crispy; it’ll take 8-10 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat broiler; lay bread slices on a sheet of tinfoil and broil each side of bread slices for 20 seconds to toast. Put cheese slices on one bread slice and heat additional 20 seconds on foil. Remove and set aside. Next, melt the butter and break egg into pan and wait for whites to set, but make sure the yolk stays nice and runny. Flip egg and cook for 20 seconds, remove from heat. On the plain toasted bread slice, apply mayo, layer bacon slices, tomato, and lettuce. Top lettuce with the egg and, finally, with the cheese topped slice of bread (cheese side down, of course).

Then, here’s the good part—hold the sandwich gently but firmly and use a sharp knife to cut the sandwich in two. The yolk will break and shower your entire sandwich with deliciousness.

Final note: I sometimes add grilled zucchini to my sandwich. If you want to do this… it’s pretty easy to figure out—just stick it anywhere you like in between the bread!



  1. I remember watching that movie and really wanting the sandwich! I actually shrieked when I saw that you made it a reality! Perfect!

  2. i love spanglish. sandler at his best.

  3. oh my god! I was just telling someone about how everytime I watch Spanglish I want that sandwich so bad. AWESOME.

  4. Thank you, been craving this sandwich for years..

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