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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Midnight Snack - The European Sandwich

I couldn't tell you if this is really "European," but I can tell you that it's a damn good sandwich. It's the kind you want to eat at 11:59PM, just before you think about going to bed or watching another hour of Mad Men on DVD.

Here's what you need:

Sourdough bread
Red onion
Parmesan (real, not the green shaker)
Fresh basil
Gorgonzola or goat cheese (Trader Joes has a nice assortment)
Olive oil
Cracked pepper
Balsamic vinegar

Here's what you do:

Toast your bread. When it's done, spread some brie on it. Add pickles, salami, red onion, basil, gorgonzola or goat cheese. Grate Parmesan over it all. Crack a little black pepper over it, and add a dash of olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

On this one, you'll probably figure out that you like more of this, less of that, etc., etc. You can also add different types of salami (dry, genoa, hot, etc.). Just be careful not to overpower the beauty of this one with meat. It's meant to be a symphony of flavor, not a meat lover's meal.

Sweet dreams


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