Few things are as satisfying as a properly made sandwich. David Hammond recently reminded us about the virtues of humble bologna and urged us all to give it a second chance. I’ve never had a problem with bologna; bologna and ketchup on squishy white bread was a school lunch favorite of mine. Judge if you must, but sandwiches are highly personal!
Over the years my taste in these bread-centric bites has evolved to include retro-inspired sandwiches, vegetarian options, riffs on diner classics, and sammies inspired by global cuisine. Novemeber 3rd is National Sandwich Day and this round up of NINE sandwich recipes featured on Oak Park Eats will give you a vast array of ways to celebrate the day.
Skip the deli counter and use your slow cooker to bring this diner classic to life in your own kitchen. Tender corned beef is made even better with homemade sauce for these indulgent sandwiches! Get The Ultimate Ruben recipe here.
Enjoy these Philly inspired roast pork sandwiches on National Sandwich Day. Brimming with spinach, peppers and provolone this sandwich is a lesser known Philly fav. Get the Roast Pork Italiano recipe here.
This breakfast sandwich may be a dippy mess, but it makes the most of leftover ham in a creative way. Look for the sweet and tangy sauce to bring new life to the most important meal of the day. Get the Messy Breakfast Sandwich recipe here.
In this lighter version of a muffaletta sandwich the cheese and olives remain, but all of the meats have been replaced with a slew of colorful roasted fresh vegetables; cut a few calories without sacrificing that magical Mardi Gras flair. Get the Mindful Muffaletta Sandwich recipe here.
Bring some culinary kitsch to your table with this retro recipe. Meatloaf sandwiches are a timeless treat and this version is gussied up with homemade onion straws and basil aioli. Get the Throwback Meatloaf Sandwich Recipe.