Citizens – we are coming up on the Super Bowl so I’ll be posting several of my best football-watching recipes leading up to the Big Game!
Super Bowl’s are one of the very few things uniting most Americans, regardless of their politics, race or creed – the Big Game is one of the truly all-American things out there, and of course the commercials are both epic and legendary! For those who aren’t football fans, they at least can enjoy the various ads in between moments.
My personal favorite ad in Super Bowl history has to be this one – it is considered the most epic ad of all time, and while it only aired once in 1984, most people even today can still recognize it! I speak, of course, of the legendary Apple ad for the first Macintosh!
Full disclosure, I’ve been a Mac User since almost the beginning, with my first Mac being the legendary Macintosh II! I’ve been a loyal Mac user ever since.
The heart of any true Super Bowl party remains, of course, the sandwich – mine is transcendent, unmatched in delicious savor, balanced flavors and is not at all hard to make. It’s 18 different layers of goodness (a mystic number in the Jewish faith) and we can all use every bit of good fortune to aid our chosen team in achieving victory!
Feel free to change, subtract or add any ingredient to suit your specific taste. Keep the bread soft, the condiments pungent and the meat of top-quality and you can’t go wrong!
Enjoy – and may the best team triumph!
Battle on – The Generalissimo
PS – Dagwood is a character from the old “Blondie” comic strip notorious for making (and devouring) insanely large sandwiches.
- Layer 1 – Best Foods (aka Hellmann’s on the east coast) Mayo mixed with 1 head Roasted Garlic – spread liberally on bottom piece of bread
- Layer 2 – ¾ pound Boar’s Head Roasted BBQ Chicken Breast, sliced thin
- Layer 3 – ½ pound Horseradish Cheddar, sliced thin
- Layer 4 – 1 large Avocado, sliced thin
- Layer 5 – ¾ pound Italian Mortadella, sliced thin
- Layer 6 – deseeded Tomato, sliced thin
- Layer 7 – ½ pound cave-aged Gruyere, sliced thin
- Layer 8 – Freybe Gypsy Salami, sliced thin
- Layer 9 – ¾ pound Virginia Ham, sliced thin
- Layer 10 – 1 large ball Fresh Mozzarella, sliced thin
- Layer 11 – Fresh Basil leaves
- Layer 12 – Fresh Oregano leaves
- Layer 13 – Thinly sliced Smoked Fontina cheese
- Layer 14 – Hirshon sweet Balsamic peppers (used Peloponesse roasted red peppers– rinse, soak in marinade of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, lots of chopped garlic, LOTS of brown sugar )
- Layer 15 – Some thinly sliced Spanish ham
- Layer 16 – Some chopped kalamata and green olives
- Layer 17 – Some thinly sliced (almost paper thin) cucumber
- Layer 18 – Thinly sliced Spanish purple onion
- Start with a Green Onion Slab from Acme Bread (available at Whole Foods) or a focaccia loaf, slice lengthwise.
- Soak top layer of bread with pepper marinade, then spread with Edmond Fallon Balsamic Honey Mustard and close sandwich
- Wrap tightly in plastic wrap, weight with heavy book(s) for at least 1 hour, pierce with a toothpick for each section of sandwich, then slice carefully.
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