Classic Club Sandwich with Avocado Mayo
Writing this food blog has led me try some interesting and complicated recipes all in the hopes of expanding my foodie repertoire. As I have been on this food journey it’s easy to forget the simple and delicious things that food has to offer. Things like how a simple sandwich made with really good ingredients can be absolutely amazing. You don’t need fancy tools or ingredients to love what you are eating. Sometimes all you need is a Club Sandwich with some jazzed up mayo to make you feel perfectly happy. The trick is all in your ingredients.
Use thick cut bacon that doesn’t fall apart when you peel it apart, make sure your avocado is ripe and ready to go. The tomatoes should be red and sweet and use butter lettuce not iceberg (it’s called butter lettuce for a reason). Pick a nice hardy white bread to use and toast it to golden brown. Get fresh cut turkey from the deli counter, they are in most grocery stores use them 😉 When I was a kid I used to order these things all the time at the diner but now I see we can do a much better job of it at home 🙂
For The Mayo
1 avocado, cut and peeled
½ cup mayonnaise
The juice of 1/2 a lime
Salt and Pepper to taste
For The Sandwich
2 slices good white bread, toasted
2 leaves of butter lettuce, washed
2 slices of tomato
3 strips of bacon, cooked
3 thin slices of oven roasted turkey breast
Salt and Pepper to taste
This makes enough mayo for about 4 sandwiches.
First make your mayo by smashing the avocado with a fork. Add the mayonnaise and lime juice and mix well, taste for salt and pepper then set this aside.
Next cook your bacon, you can do this in a fry pan but I find it’s much easier to cook the bacon in the oven. Simply place the bacon on a cookie sheet then pop it in a 425º oven for 18 to 20 minutes. Once it’s cooked drain the bacon on paper towels. There is much less to clean up doing it this way and the bacon comes out perfectly crispy.
Once all your ingredients are assembled it’s time to build your sandwich and in my opinion there is a trick to layering this sandwich so everything doesn’t just fall out on the first bite 😉 Start with a nice spoon full of the avocado mayo on both slices of toast and smear this around. Next on one side place the turkey then the butter lettuce on the other side place the tomato and then the bacon close the sandwich and enjoy whole or cut in half! 😉
P.S. a few bread and butter pickles and a hand full of potato chips are always the perfect accompaniment.