Robert Breault said, “There are exactly as many special occasions in life as we choose to celebrate.” And while it may sound silly to celebrate sandwiches, that is exactly what we are doing. They’re a staple in the American diet, with no limit to what you can create. The flavor combinations that can be achieved are limitless. So without further ado, here is a brief history of the sandwich and a few of our favorites!
The History of the Sandwich
Sandwiches, as we know them today, can be traced to 18th century Europe, however, using bread to scoop or accompany a meal goes back to ancient times. The modern sandwich is named after John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich, an eighteenth-century English aristocrat. It is said he preferred his food between two slices of bread as this allowed him to keep playing cards while he ate!
As the sandwich’s popularity grew in Europe, it quickly hit the shores of the USA. Delicious, portable, and easy to make, the sandwich quickly because a staple in the American lunch. Whether you are filling the sandwich with meat, cheese, veggies, or all of the above,
Our Favorite Sandwiches on the T.C. Eggington’s Menu
We shared our favorite egg dishes for National Egg Day and our Favorite Pancakes for National Pancake Day. We’d deeply regret not sharing with you our favorite mouthwatering sandwiches for National Sandwich Day! Here are a few of our most popular creations!
The Sir Edgar Reuben
This classic sandwich combines thin slices of corned beef, sauerkraut, and our special dressing. We then melt Swiss cheese all of it and place it all between two slices of our freshly-made, butter-grilled pumpernickel bread.
Balsamic Florentine Chicken Grille
First, hand-cut mushrooms are sautéed in balsamic vinegar and olive oil. They are combined with spinach, provolone, garlic, and grilled chicken, served on our freshly-baked ciabatta bread.
Smokehouse Avocado Croissant
Our lightly smokes, pan-roasted turkey is piled high with tomatoes, sprouts, avocado, and mayo. This classic combination is served up fresh and delicious each and every time.
This delicious delight is served on an open-faced pita, with marinated grilled chicken, sautéed red peppers, red onions, garlic, oregano, and provolone, Feta sauce, sundried tomatoes, and fresh basil make this a sandwich you won’t soon forget!
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