Thursday, January 17, 2013

Ham and Pepperoni Sandwich

Sandwiches first appeared in American cookbooks in 1816. 



The fillings were no longer limited to cold meat, as recipes called for a variety of things, including cheese, fruit, shellfish, nuts and mushrooms. The years following the Civil War saw an increase in sandwich consumption, and they could be found anywhere from high-class luncheons to the taverns of the working class. By the end of the 19th century, sandwiches earned new names for their many different forms, like the triple-layered “club sandwich” and the corned beef “Reuben.”

In the late 1920s, when Gustav Papendick invented a way to slice and package bread, sandwiches found a new audience. Mothers could easily assemble a sandwich without the need to slice their bread, and children could safely make their own lunches without the use of a knife. The portability and ease of sandwiches caught on with families, and the sandwich became a lunchroom staple.

Sandwiches are now popular all over the world. Every region has their own take on the sandwich. Americans eat close to 200 sandwiches a year.
Research Source: The History Kitchen
 

What is your favorite sandwich?



Ham and Pepperoni Sandwich
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Ingredients:
6 wheat French rolls
1 pound deli ham
1 (7 oz.) package pepperoni
12 slices Swiss cheese
butter
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cut French rolls in half lengthwise. Spread butter on each roll. Top with pinch of salt and pepper.

Lay 2 slices Swiss cheese inside each roll. Lay ham slices in a even layer. Then lay pepperoni in a even layer. Close the sandwich and press lightly to secure. Wrap sandwiches in tin foil.

Bake sandwiches for 18 to 20 minutes, until cheese melted. Serve on individual plates. Enjoy!

 

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