The Club Sandwich

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I don’t know about your family, but for us on Christmas day munchies seem to kick in about 7.00pm. Then it becomes turkey raiding time! This triple-decker is so easy to make and it looks and tastes great. You know what? I reckon I big plate of these in the middle of the room for everyone to have a go at whilst watching Corrie would really hit the spot. If you want to know how to make one of these there are endless examples on the internet that are much better than anything I can do. So I shan’t bother here.

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As best I can tell, this American classic was created sometime in the late 19th century probably in New York. Whilst its origins seem to be in the late 19th century it’s popularity seems to have taken off in the early 20th century. It’s history in the UK often seems linked to Wallis Simpson who apparently specialised in them. Just in case you don’t know who Wallis Simpson is, she is the American divrocee for whom King Edward the 8th gave up his throne for. Which, maybe, in a kind of way, could be seen as quite a recommendation! However, the essential truth is the origins of the club are lost. My Larousse only mentions it in passing and my late mother’s 1909 Dictionary of cookery has no reference to it at all. There was a time this wonderful item seemed to be on the room service menu of every hotel I visited. It’s not anymore, which is a shame really.

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