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The Encyclopedia of Sandwiches

The Encyclopedia of Sandwiches

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by Susan Russo, Matt Armendariz (Photographer)

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How do you keep a Dagwood from toppling over? What makes a Po’ Boy so crispy and crunchy? And who was the genius that invented the Fluffernutter? Discover these answers and more in The Encyclopedia of Sandwiches—a chunky little cookbook dedicated to everything between sliced bread. 

Author Susan Russo has searched the globe to catalog


How do you keep a Dagwood from toppling over? What makes a Po’ Boy so crispy and crunchy? And who was the genius that invented the Fluffernutter? Discover these answers and more in The Encyclopedia of Sandwiches—a chunky little cookbook dedicated to everything between sliced bread. 

Author Susan Russo has searched the globe to catalog every sandwich imaginable, providing tried-and-true recipes, tips and tricks, and fascinating regional and historical trivia about the best snack of all time. Quick how-to instructions will ensure that every Panini is toasted to buttery perfection, every Sloppy Joe is deliciously sloppy, and every Dagwood is stacked to perfection! The Encyclopedia of Sandwiches is essential reading for sandwich connoisseurs everywhere.

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“…an inherently fascinating browse that features tried-and-true recipes, tips and tricks, and fascinating regional and historical trivia about the best snack of all time.” –Midwest Book Review

“Too few people understand a really good sandwich.”—James Beard

“Presented as an encyclopedia with alphabetical entries, it is an easy-to-use guide for ideas and neglected ingredients. A reliable sandwich stop from A to Z”—Library Journal

The Encyclopedia of Sandwiches, by Susan Russo, is stuffed with fun history and many of the recipes that make sandwiches a favorite handheld food.”—Everyday Food

“A compendium that's worth the bread.”—Thrillist

“The book is compact, and the recipes are tempting and not overly involved. A nice touch is a six-page ingredient index, listing breads, condiments, sauces, meats, cheeses, fish, vegetables, fruits and nuts that appear in Russo's recipes. What to do with those pineapple rings in the fridge? There's a recipe that uses them.”—Bill Hogan, Chicago Tribune

“The Encyclopedia of Sandwiches is a fun read that will inspire creativity between sliced bread (or in a bun or pita pocket) and is a great resource to regale your friends with random sandwich facts. […] It will also leave you seriously jonesing for a sandwich.”—Katie Machol, Creative Loafing

Library Journal
Russo, who writes for NPR's Kitchen Window, celebrates all kinds of sandwiches with background, origins, recipes, and beautiful photos by Armendariz. Succinct and to the point, this 7" × 7" book includes selections that are traditional (Club, BLT), sweet (Fluffernutter, Doughnut Sandwich), ethnic (Banh Mi, Cuban), and more. Presented as an encyclopedia with alphabetical entries, it is an easy-to-use guide for ideas and neglected ingredients. A reliable sandwich stop from A to Z.

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Introduction: A Tribute to the Greatest Invention Since Sliced Bread
Ingredient Index
The Encyclopedia of Sandwiches A-Z
Selected Bibliography
Index of Sandwiches
Metric Conversion Chart

Variations and alternate names appear in italics.
All-in-One Breakfast Sandwich, 3
Artisanal Grilled Cheese, 4
Bacon and Mushroom Patty Melt, 193
Bacon Butty, 20, 42
Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Sandwich, 3, 50
bacon, lettuce, and tomato, 20
bacon sandwich, 20
Bagel and Lox, 9
Baked Bean Sandwich, 10
baked ham sandwich, 123
Banana and Nutella Sandwich, 183
Banana Bread Elvis, 13
Banana Bread Ice Cream Sandwich, 13
Banana Bread PB&J, 13
Banana Bread Sandwich, 13
Banana Bread Tea Sandwich, 13
Banana Crunch, 209
Banana Fluffernutter, 95
Banana Split Sandwich, 16
Bánh Mì, 17
Barbecue Turkey Sandwich, 71
Barros Jarpa, 60
Barros Luco, 60
Bauru, see Roast Beef
BBQ-Bacon Burger, 126
BBQ, Gouda, and Sweet Onion Turkey Sandwich, 270
BBQ Walleye Sandwich, 282
Beef on Weck, see Roast Beef
Beef Sliders with Blue Cheese and Arugula, see Sliders
BLAT, 20
BLET, 20
BLFT, 281
blimpie, 252
BLT, 20
BLTT, 20
Blueberry, Whipped Cream, and Orange Marmalade Muffinwich, 176
Bologna Sandwich, 23
bomber, 120, 252
Bratwurst, 24
breadcake, 42
breaded pork sandwich, 208
Breakfast Biscuit Sandwich, 28
Breakfast Biscuit with Country Ham, 28
Breakfast Torta, 261
Bresaola and Arugula Sandwich, 29
Buffalo Chicken Cheesesteak, 203
Buffalo Chicken Sandwich, 117
Buffalo Mozzarella Grilled Chicken Sandwich, 117
Bun Kabab, 126
burger, 126
California Egg Salad Sandwich, 81
California Grilled Chicken Sandwich, 117
California Roast Beef, see Roast Beef
Campanile Grilled Cheese, 4
Caprese Sandwich, 32
Chacarero, 251
cheddar cheese hot brown, 136
Cheeseburger, 126
Cheese ’n’ Chips, 209
cheesesteak, 202
Cheesesteak Hoagie, 203
Chicago-Style Hot Dog, 141
Chicken Bánh Mì, 17
Chicken Cheesesteak, 203
Chicken Club, 53
Chicken Cutlet Sandwich, 33
Chicken-Fried Steak Sandwich, 36
chicken hot brown, 136
chicken parmesan sub, 275
Chicken Salad Sandwich, 39
Chili Cheeseburger, 126
Chimichurri, 126
Chip Butty, 42
Chipotle Cheesesteak, 202
chip sandwich, 42
Chipwich, 145
Chivito, 251
Chocolate and Raspberry Panini, 257
Chopped Liver Sandwich, 45
Chow Mein Sandwich, 46
Cinnamon-Sugar Fluffernutter, 95
Clam Roll, 49
Classic Breakfast Sandwich, 50
Classic Club, 53
Cold Lobster Roll, 161
cold pastrami on rye, 190
Coney-Style Hot Dog, 141
cowboy, 74
Crab Melt, 54
Creamy Strawberry Pound Cake Sandwich, 212
crisp sandwich, 209
Crispy Fried Chicken Sandwich with Bacon and Cheddar, 102
Croissant Sandwich, 57
croque, 58
Croque-Auvergnat, 60
Croque-Madame, 60
Croque McDo, 60
Croque-Monsieur, 58
Croque-Monsieur with Béchamel Sauce, 60
Croque-Norvégien, 60
Croque-Provençal, 60
Cubano, 63
Cuban sandwich, 63
Cucumber Tea Sandwiches, 256
Curried Chicken and Mango Salad Sandwich, 66
Curried Chicken Salad Sandwich, 66
Dagwood, 70
The-Day-After-Thanksgiving Turkey Sandwich, 71
Denver Sandwich, 74
Deviled Ham Sandwich, 75
Dill Egg Salad Sandwich, 79
dog, 139
Double-Decker Doughnuts, 78
doughnut breakfast sandwich, 78
doughnut burger, 78
Doughnut Sandwich, 78
dressed po’boy, 204
Egg McMuffin, 3, 50
Eggplant Parmesan Sub, 83
Egg Salad Sandwich, 79
eggs and peppers, 199
The Elvis, 87
Evelyn’s Diner’s Chow Mein Sandwich, 46
Falafel Pitas, 90
Fenway Frank, 139
Filet-O-Fish, 93
fish fillet sandwich, 93
Fish Sandwich, 93
Fluffernutter, 95
Foot Long, 141
Francesinha, 60
frank, 139
frankfurter, 139
frankfurter sandwich, 139
French Dip, 98
French fry sandwich, 42
French Sandwich, 173
French Toasted Cheese Sandwich, 183
Fresh Burrata Grilled Cheese, 4
Fresh Fruit and Nutella Sandwich, 183
Fried Bologna Sandwich, 99
Fried Chicken Sandwich, 102
fried fish sandwich, 93
Fried Green Tomato BLT, 105
fried ham sandwich, 123
fried seafood po’boy, 205
Frittata Sandwich, 107
Frosty Doughnut Sandwich, 78
Gourmet Burger, 126
Greek Salad Pocket, 110
Green Eggs and Spam Sandwich, 244
Grilled Cheese, 113
Grilled Chicken Sandwich, 116
Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Fresh Mozzarella, Arugula, and Artichokes, 116
Grilled Hot Dog, 139
grilled peanut butter, banana, and bacon sandwich, 87
grilled portobello burger, 119
Grilled Portobello Sandwich, 119
Grilled Sausage and Pepper Sandwich, see Sausage and Pepper Sandwich
Grinder, 120
ham and cheese, 123
Ham-and-Cheese Doughnut Sandwich, 78
Ham and Cheese Sandwich, 123
Hamburger, 125
hamburger sandwich, 125
ham hot brown, 136
Ham Sandwich, 123
Hawaiian Spamwich, 243
Hero, 130
Hoagie, 133
hoggie, 133
Horseshoe, 42
Hot Brown Sandwich, 136
Hot Dog, 139
Hot Hawaiian Spam Sandwich, 243
Hot Lobster Roll, 161
Hot Pastrami on Rye, 190
hot po’boy, 142
Hot Roast Beef, 142
Ice Cream Sandwich, 146
Italian Beans on Toast, 12
Italian Beef, 148
Italian Fried Chicken Sandwich, 103
Italian Grilled Chicken Sandwich, 117
Italian Sandwich, 252
Italian Tuna Salad Sandwich, 151
Juicy Lucy, 154
Kansas City-Style Hot Dog, 141
Kofta Pocket, 156
Lady’s Brunch Burger, 78
Lamb Kofta Pocket, 156
Liverwurst Sandwich, 160
Lobster Roll, 161
Loose Meat Sandwich, 164
Maid-Rite, 164
mater sandwich, 260
meatball-and-sausage sub, 169
Meatball Sub, 168
Meatball Sub with Beef-and-Pork Meatballs, 169
Meatloaf Sandwich, 171
Medianoche, 64
Mexican hamburger, 261
Midwestern Spamwich, 244
Mocha Doughnut Sandwich, 78
mock chicken sandwich, 278
Monte Cristo, 173
Mother-in-Law, 141
muff, 180
Muffinwich, 176
Muffuletta, 180
New York System Hot Weiner, 141
Nutella Sandwich, 183
Open-Faced Baked Bean Sandwich, 10
open-faced meatloaf sandwich, 171
open-faced patty melt, 193
Oyster Loaf, 174
oyster po’boy, 184
pan bagnat, 264
Panini, 187
Parmesan Pepper Frittata Sandwich, 107
Pastrami on Rye, 190
Patty Melt, 193
PB&J, 195
peanut butter and bacon, 198
Peanut Butter and Chocolate Sandwich, 257
Peanut Butter and Jelly, 195
peanut butter and lettuce, 198
Peanut Butter and Nutella Sandwich, 183
peanut butter and pickles, 198
Peanut Butter Sandwich, 198
Pepper and Egg Sandwich, 199
Philly Cheesesteak, 202
Picalilli Baked Bean Sandwich, 12
piece-n-chips, 42
The Pilgrim, 71
Pittsburgh Roast Beef, see Roast Beef Sandwich
Pizza Steak, 203
Plain Jane, 209
Po’boy, 204
Polish Boy, see Primanti
Pork Spiedie, 245
Pork Tenderloin Sandwich, 208
Potato Chip Sandwich, 209
Pound Cake Sandwich, 212
Primanti, 213
Prosciutto and Fig Sandwich, 216
Pulled Pork Sandwich, 217
Rachel, see Reuben
red hot, 139
regular po’boy, 204
Reuben, 220
Roast Beef, 223
Roti John, 107
Salmon BLT, 20
Salmon Sandwich, 226
Salmon Sandwich with Avocado, Arugula, and Tarragon Mayo, see Salmon Sandwich
Sandwich Loaf, 229
Sardine Sandwich, 231
sardines on rye, see Sardine Sandwich
Sausage and Pepper Melt, see Sausage and Pepper Sandwich
Sausage and Pepper Sandwich, 234
sausage sub, 168
Scallop Butty, 42
Seattle-Style Hot Dog, 141
Shrimp Po’boy, 205
Sliders, 237
Sloppy Joe, 238
Slugburger, 126
Slyder, see Sliders
Smoked Salmon and Dill Croissant, 57
Soggy Joe, see Sloppy Joe
Sonora Dog, 141
Southern Fried Chicken Sandwich, 103
South Philly Challenge, 203
Southwest Sliders, see Sliders
Spaghetti Sandwich, 240
Spam Monte Cristo, 244
Spamwich, 243
Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich, 103
Spicy Walleye Sandwich, 282
Spiedie, 245
Spiedie Pocket, 248
spuckie, 252
Steak and Onion Sandwich, 249
steak bomb sandwich, 249
steak sandwich, 249
Steamed Hot Dog, 139
sub, 130, 252 
Submarine Sandwich, 252
summer tomato sandwich, 260
taco on bread, 261
Tastee, 164
Tavern, 164
Tea Sandwiches, 256
tempeh Reuben, 278
Tex-Mex  Grilled Chicken Sandwich, 117
Toasted Chocolate Sandwich, 257
tofu hoagie, 17
Tomato Sandwich, 260
torpedo, 120, 252
Torta, 261
Tuna Melt, 267
Tuna Niçoise Sandwich, 264
Tuna Salad Sandwich, 267
Tuna Salad Sub, 268
Turkey Melt, 71
Turkey Sandwich, 270
Veal and Pepper Sandwich, 273
Veal Parmesan Sub, 275
vegetarian hot brown, 136
vegetarian steak sandwich, 119
Veggie Burger, 127
Veggie Panini, 187
Veggie Sandwich, 278
Venda Ravioli’s Bresaola and Arugula, 29
Vietnamese hoagie, 17
Vietnamese po’boy, 17
Vietnamese sub, 17
Walleye Sandwich, 281
wedge, 252
Western sandwich, 74
weiner, 139
weinie, 139
zep, 252
zeppelin, 252

Meet the Author

Author SUSAN RUSSO writes for NPR’s Kitchen Window and posts stories, recipes, and photos on her popular food blog, Food Blogga (which is Rhode Island-ese for “food blogger”). She is the coauthor of Recipes Every Man Should Know (Quirk, 2010). She resides in San Diego. And she is forever indebted to her Italian mother for teaching her how to make a good meatball sub.

Photographer MATT ARMENDARIZ is a man obsessed with food, drink, and everything in between, as evidenced by his food blog, Matt Bites, and his cookbook dedicated to fair food, party food, and all food served On a Stick! He resides in Los Angeles. Let the record show that Matt is a true sandwich champion for trying every single sandwich in this book at least once—and some more times than he’d care to admit.

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