I was sent another great cookbook recently to review, The Encyclopedia of Sandwiches by Susan Russo, Food Blogga. This is a cute little sandwich cookbook, loaded with fabulous pictures by Matt Armendariz, Matt Bites.
The cookbook is cleverly arranged like an encyclopedia with fun facts about each sandwich, so it’s fun to read as well as gorgeous to look at. It also includes topping ideas or Mix ‘n’ Match suggestions to change up the recipes. For example, ideas to change up this Breakfast Biscuit Sandwich with ham, sausage or chicken-fried steak, or top it with cheese or country gravy. A great way to start the day.
- 1 biscuit, warmed (I used my sweet friend Janet's recipe, Edna's Cafe Biscuits)
- 1 tablespoon butter, divided
- 2 strips bacon, heated (I used Costco Hormel frozen fully cooked bacon)
- 1 Egg, fried
- Cut biscuit in half. Spread 2 teaspoons of the butter inside.
- In a small nonstick skillet over medium heat, cook egg as desired.
- Place on buttered biscuit, top with bacon. Serve hot with remaining butter.
Since the cookbook is arranged like an encyclopedia you have odd combinations next to each other, like a Hot Roast Beef sandwich recipe is followed by an Ice Cream Sandwich recipe. It might have been nice to have them grouped by type of sandwich, but I suppose it’s hard to decide whether a sandwich is a dessert sandwich or perfect for lunch like the Nutella Banana sandwich was for me.
So many sandwiches, so little time.