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Ultimate club sandwiches recipe

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Triple decker club sandwich with chicken, bacon, salad and egg. Most can be prepared ahead.

Kent, England, UK

3 people made this

IngredientsServes: 2

  • 6 slices white bread
  • mayonnaise
  • handful lettuce
  • 1 ripe tomato, sliced
  • 2 hard boiled eggs, sliced
  • 4 slices bacon, grilled until crispy
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 slices Edam, Gruyere or Cheddar
  • 1/4 red onion, sliced
  • 1 cooked chicken breast, sliced
  • 8 decorative toothpicks

MethodPrep:10min ›Cook:10min ›Ready in:20min

  1. Start by toasting the bread then remove the crusts. No need to butter as the mayonnaise will suffice.
  2. To assemble : Place one round of toast on the bottom, and spread with mayonnaise. Place lettuce, tomato, egg and bacon and top with another slice of toast. Spread generously with mayonnaise on the top and season with salt and pepper. Add the cheese slice, onion and chicken.
  3. Spread the underside of the remaining toast with mayonnaise and place on top to form a triple layer sandwich.
  4. Add a toothpick to each corner side of the sandwich and carefully cut on the diagonal one way and then across the other way so that you have 4 diamond slices with a toothpick holding each in place. Arrange on an angle on the plate and serve with a small bowl of crisps on the side of the plate.

Make ahead

I make ahead the bacon, eggs and chicken. All that needs to be done is toasting the bread and assembling. Easy peasy!

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Ultimate Club Sandwiches for a Crowd


Hey friends! Coming at you here with a quick and easy recipe for Ultimate Club Sandwiches for a Crowd and it happens to be the first day of school (probably second by the time I hit publish). My house is super quiet and as clean as it gets – which is pretty clean unless you open a drawer or look under a bed.

I do have one little boy who was bummed to find himself home sick on the first day of school, but things are looking better already so we’re just taking this day super slow together. So while he’s snoozing the morning away snuggled up next to me, I thought I’d pop in and share this shortcut for making 12 crowd-pleasing sandwiches super quickly! These might come in handy if you are serving lunch poolside for some friends, or even to take along on a picnic or road trip.

These little guys have turkey, ham, cheddar, bacon, lettuce, and avocado. I also brushed the sliced rolls with a garlic butter before toasting them until golden brown. You can definitely swap out the ingredients and toppings to suit your own family’s preference, but watch the video to see how easily these come together!

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What makes the perfect club sandwich?

A traditional club sandwich consists of toasted bread, filled with mayonnaise, chicken breast, bacon, lettuce and tomato. There’s usually an extra slice of toast in the middle to make it double-decker (and therefore a bit more fancy and indulgent).

  1. You must use toast – it’s just not the same with bread.
  2. Don’t bother with fancy, crusty bread – in my opinion the soft, supermarket bread (thick sliced) works best. Eating a triple decker sandwich can be tricky enough (especially for someone dainty like me), crusty bread presents an unnecessary additional challenge. Also, the fact that the bread is toasted gives it a lovely crunchy texture, hard crusts are just unnecessary.
  3. Just bacon, chicken, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise – I’ve see people trying to sneak all sort of other bits and pieces in before like cheese or a fried egg. Not for me.
  4. It must be served warm – Freshly made toast and hot chicken and bacon (no need to heat the lettuce though!).
  5. Use large pieces of chicken and bacon – otherwise it’ll end up falling out into your lap rather than staying in your sandwich where it should be.
  6. Use homemade mayonnaise – because it just tastes nicer.

I know some people have an opinion about how to make up each of the layers and which should go where. In my opinion go for whatever you think looks prettiest. I choose to put the chicken and lettuce on one layer and the bacon and tomato on the other, but that’s just me.

What do you think?


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U se the freshest, best quality ingredients and this sandwich will bring a delicious taste with every mouthful,” says Caines.

“The key with a club sandwich is to not have one overwhelming taste or texture but to ensure everything is combining beautifully.”

Caines says he chooses Heinz [Seriously] Good Mayonnaise “because it is beautifully smooth and rich ‒ it works wonderfully to bring just the right amount of creaminess to this recipe”.

The ultimate club sandwich

  • 3 slices granary bread
  • 1 chicken breast
  • 2 slices smoked bacon
  • 1 free range egg
  • Gem lettuce
  • 1 tomato
  • Salt cracked black pepper
  • 2 tbsp Heinz [Seriously] Good Mayonnaise
  • Soft butter for spreading
  • Handful of raw baby spinach leaves (washed)
  • Tarragon


  1. First, get the raw meat cooked ready to build the sandwich, so butterfly the chicken breast and season with plenty of salt and pepper then chargrill until thoroughly cooked.
  2. Grill the bacon until cooked through.
  3. Thinly slice the tomato and wash the gem lettuce in ice-cold water and tear the leaves up by hand, leaving them nice and big for texture in the sandwich.
  4. Finely chop some tarragon and fold it through half of the Heinz [Seriously] Good Mayonnaise.
  5. Fry the egg, leaving the yolk nice and runny.
  1. Toast the granary bread and spread with the soft butter.
  2. Starting from the bottom up, spread the toast again, this time with tarragon mayonnaise. Now add the spinach leaves and the mayonnaise will act like a glue to the spinach and hold it in place. Assemble the chargrilled chicken breast on top of this and then the fried egg.
  3. Spread a generous layer of Heinz [Seriously] Good Mayonnaise on the next slice of toast and place on top of the sandwich. Give the tomato slices a really good season, and add to the sandwich, followed by the crispy bacon and lettuce.
  4. Now the final layer of toast goes on, also having been spread with another serving of Heinz [Seriously] Good Mayonnaise. Push it down and using four skewers, insert them to each flat side of the bread so that you can cut from corner to corner into four triangles.
  5. Serve with salad leaves dressed in a simple vinaigrette… and enjoy.
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Classic Club Sandwich Recipe

The classic club is a triple-decker sandwich made up of three slices toasted white bread, deli-sliced turkey or chicken, bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, and mayonnaise. The middle slice of bread has been decried, most famously by James Beard, however, if the club was to be robbed of that slice, where would the signature toothpicks be that hold it together?

Third slice arguments and toothpicks aside, the Club is built with minimalist ingredients, which means each one will stick out quite prominently. For best results use only fresh ingredients: crisp lettuce, ripe tomatoes, good-quality turkey or chicken, thick-cut bacon, and sturdy bread. This recipe shines a spotlight on each ingredient, for instance, seasoning the tomatoes and griddling mayonnaise-spread bakery bread slices until golden.

Texture in this layered sandwich is important as well, so stay away from limp greens, mushy tomatoes, and undercooked bacon. Mayonnaise is the single official condiment in the club, but I like to sneak in a little Dijon mustard. A Hellmann's fan myself, use whatever mayonnaise you like, and, should you have a few minutes to spare, make it from scratch.

Oh, and, always remember to cut your Club sandwich into four neat little triangles.

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A double-decker club sandwich recipe featuring turkey, ham and bacon.

Im going to go ahead and state for the record, that I believe sandwiches are terribly underrated for dinnertime fare. They typically take very little time to make, they&rsquore filling and for some reason, they make ya feel all comfortable and cozy on the inside. Is that just me? Or, maybe it&rsquos just the bread? The bacon? Whatever it is, you really don&rsquot need much of an excuse to put this double-decker on the table. The American club sandwich is a classic for a reason. Turkey, bacon and ham all come together to form one heck of protein triage. My favorite cheese to pair with a good ol&rsquo fashioned club is Colby Jack, but hey, feel free to throw in your favorite from Swiss to Cheddar to American, they would do the job just fine. Now for the condiments: My go to is my super easy, super simple homemade honey mustard. I adore its sweet and tangy qualities against the salty richness from both the ham and bacon. Throw in a few veggies like lettuce, tomatoes and pickles for some freshness, and that&rsquos just about more than enough for an entire meal right there! But wait, I did say double-decker, right? Yeah, so basically what that means is we&rsquove two sandwiches connected by one middle piece of bread. Holy goodness gracious. Dinner is served.

  1. In a mixing bowl, incorporate the mayonnaise, mustard, garlic, and oregano.
  2. Spread the mayo mixture on 8 pieces of the toasted sandwich rolls.
  3. Leading each and every piece with shredded romaine, a slice of tomato, and a strip of bacon.
  4. Top rated 4 of the pieces with ham and the other 4 with turkey.
  5. Make every single sandwich with a turkey half, a ham fifty percent, and top rated with a final piece of sandwich roll for a tri-level sandwich.

Take in This Suggestion

Most club sandwiches are just basically a lot more refined carbs than meat or create — the classic further layer of bread introducing very little but surplus calories to the combine. In our edition, we build a club that has fewer calories to enter—or fairly, to eat. Rather than normal higher-calorie white bread, this recipe is designed on sandwich rolls (aka sandwich thins) which is a wonderful choice since it swaps out significant energy for substantial fiber. Superior but, this great bread is now greatly out there, so you never have to get a excursion to merely have a reduced-calorie club sandwich. The two Oroweat and Nature’s Personal make types that incorporate just 100 calories and pack 5 grams of fiber for each roll—more fiber and less energy than you’d get with two slices of complete-wheat bread. Make these your go-to sandwich vessels.

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  • Use a different meat. Chicken, ham, bologna, etc.
  • Add additional condiments and veggies. Make it creamier with a layer of mayo, add pickles or cucumber, add greens, or use any of your favorite sandwich toppings.
  • Use a different cheese. Try cheddar, provolone, pepper jack, you name it!