“The Spanglish Sandwich” Recipe

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Adam Sandler enjoying a beer and the world's best sandwich.

Foodies like me always notice food in films. With the exception of “The Hunger Games,” it’s not unusual for me to come home after a movie and whip up one of the dishes I just saw on the big screen (I had no interest in trying cooked frog . . . thanks anyhow, Katniss!).

I recently watched, “Spanglish.” Rotten Tomatoes describes the story  like this: “A Hispanic woman and her young daughter are thrown into the middle of a well-to-do but remarkably dysfunctional family.” Adam Sandler, who plays a top chef in the movie, prepares a sandwich that includes crispy bread, bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, mayo, broiled cheese, and is finished off with a perfectly cooked sunny-side up egg. His choice of food TELEGRAPHS that he’s feeling really low and needs some comfort food.

After watching the movie, I watched the special features and saw the video recipe for this sandwich. I was surprised and excited to find out that this the “Spanglish” sandwich is actually one of Thomas Keller’s original recipes!

Below is my interpretation of the “Spanglish” sandwich. Enjoy!

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Ingredients: 2 slices (1-1.5" thick) of sourdough bread, 4 strips of bacon, 2 slices of Swiss cheese, salt, pepper, lettuce, 2 slices of tomatoes, 1 egg, and nonstick cooking spray or butter

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Preheat oven to the broil setting and place slices of bread in the oven for about 2 minutes on each side.
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Place the Swiss cheese on one slice of bread, and broil for about 2 minutes, or until melted and bubbly.

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Heat a pan to medium-high and cook the bacon on each side for about 3 minutes, or until golden brown on each side.

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Heat a pan to medium-high and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Crack the egg into the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes or until the clear surrounding the yolk becomes an opaque white color.

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Spread mayo onto the other slice of bread.

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On the slice of bread with the cheese, gently slide on the egg and try not to break the yoke. Unfortunately I failed at this! On the other slice, lay down the lettuce, tomatoes and bacon.

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The finished product! This might just be the best sandwich in the entire world.

Charis

TELEGRAPHS = conveys

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