Thursday, March 17, 2011

California Club Sandwiches on Sourdough

Today I want to share with you my family's absolute favorite sandwich!  I made it this week on Spring break because my oldest son Tyler is home from College and he requested it.   
I also like to have sandwich night once a week.  It gives me an easy dinner to prepare after work and no one ever complains!  This is great to have if you have leftover bacon from breakfast, it makes the assembly that much faster.

To start with you need a fabulous bread.  I buy Panera's Sourdough because I think it is amazing.  It's tangy and the crust is little chewy, it's a great start to a perfect sandwich. 
See how gorgeous it is in the photo, and any leftover makes great toast the next morning!  

Next make sure your veggies are very fresh.  The cucumber, cream cheese, avocado and sprouts give this sandwich a really bright,  fresh taste.  It's so amazing!  Oh my gosh......
I'm craving one right now!

California Club Sandwiches

(printable copy)

8 slices Panera sourdough bread
8 slices deli smoked turkey, thinly sliced
4 slices Swiss Cheese
8 slices crisp cooked bacon
1 avocado, sliced in thin strips
16 slices cucumber, very thinly sliced
1/2 cup alfalfa sprouts
whipped cream cheese

Spread 4 slices toasted bread with mayo, and the other 4 slices 
with cream  cheese.For each sandwich use one slice mayo bread 
and one slice cream cheese  bread.  Per  sandwich  use  2 smoked  
turkey  slices, 1 Swiss  cheese slice, bacon, avocado strips,
4 thin cucumber, and sprouts.
Makes 4 sandwiches

To download a copy of this recipe click here.

What is your favorite sandwich, a Reuben, peanut butter or grilled cheese? 

Let me know......I'd love to hear from you!


  1. That is one fine sandwich...Panera's bread is great.

  2. Your sandwich looks really good - I'll have to give their sourdough a try. I'm a definite sandwich lover and trying to come up with one is very difficult, but it's probably a South Jersey sub - as a kid it may have been peanut butter, dill pickles and mayonaise - don't laugh, it's delicious.

  3. Oh Larry.............peanut butter, dill pickles and mayo? hmmmmmm? I'll have to take your word on that! LOL! BTW...what is a South Jersey sub?

  4. That looks so tasty! I post a reuben-type panini on my blog today! Love finding new sandwich ideas, thx for sharing!!

  5. Reading around on your blog and I found the parmesan egg and steak biscuit recipe and Oh. My. Word. That sounds so amazingly delicious.

    This sandwich looks amazing too...but the breakfast you made....made me want to lick the screen.

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  7. Looks yummy!

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  8. This looks delish! A must make on my list this week : )

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  11. Mika - Loaf of good Italian bread (from the in town bakery), sliced lengthwise but still hinged. Plenty of ham, salami, capicola, provalone, onion, tomato lettuce, oil and vinegar, S&P. One of the best cold sandwiches on the planet and about 3 bites wide - I used to eat a whole one (85 cents in 1964) but would get two meals from a half now.

  12. Oooh! Looks yummy!
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  15. Wickedly delicious, Mika! And on bread from Panera. On my "must make" list, definitely!

    One of my favorite sandwiches is a Smoked Salmon BLT. Lightly toasted whole grain bread, spread with a mayo mixed with fresh dill/lemon, then layered with Applewood Bacon, Baby Arugula and Sliced Smoked Salmon and sliced beefsteak tomato.

    Can't wait to try yours!


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  17. Mmm, delicious, I love a good sandwich and this looks delicious!

  18. Mika,
    This looks soo good!

  19. That sandwich looks amazing! I think I'm going to have to run to the store and make one for my self. Happy to have found you on the Tuesday Blog Trail I will be a follower now.


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