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The Best Sandwich EVER

I am having a ridiculous love affair. It seems so silly to talk about it here, but I thought if I just talked it out a little, then maybe my cravings might lessen and we could all be a little happier, right? That’s how it works? Once you name a thing, it becomes less of a thing. Didn’t I read that somewhere? My love affair is with The Best Sandwich EVER!

The Best Sandwich EVER

The Best Sandwich EVER

So, a few weeks ago, I am flying out to Seattle for this Food Blogger Conference. I’ve waited so excitedly and patiently for AN ENTIRE YEAR to attend this thing. One of the main attractions is going to be the MAGNIFICENT FOOD! Right? I mean, it is a FOOD CONFERENCE! (I’m getting excited for next year just thinking about it!).

We do have to realize that taking most of a day to jet across the United States might involve some yucky stale prepackaged ick food. I’m tough, I can take it. Thinking along these lines, I start to panic a little as Sarah Uselton and I are waiting in the D Concourse at Charlotte International for our plane. It is 5am and I realize that we will be on the plane at breakfast time AND lunch time.

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That is when I spy a sandwich shop opening its gates just down the hall. I step inside and order what is now famous in my house (because I talk about it, like every day – seriously – ask my family – they will roll their eyes and tell you!). A surly lady ( I mean, it WAS 5 am) asked what I wanted on my sandwich and although my food wasn’t made with love, it was THE BEST! She wrapped my sandwich in crinkly wax paper and sealed it with a sticker. I didn’t know when I popped it in the top of my back pack that I would foster a ridiculous obsession for that thing for the next few weeks.

Somewhere over Tennessee, I discovered my new TASTE SENSATION. Here is my original sandwich sitting on the seat back tray with my complimentary (yeah right – I’m pretty sure my fare covered a Coke)  ANYWAY, it is sitting with my complimentary coca-cola. Isn’t it BEAUTIFUL!

The Best Sandwich Ever

The Best Sandwich Ever

One bite and I KNEW this sandwich would appear in the pages of Loaves and Dishes. Smoky Ham, Creamy mayo, Honey Mustard, sweet and sour pickled roasted peppers, spicy dill pickles and finally Pepper Jack cheese all housed between two soft and yet crunchy pieces of sour dough bread! I HAD to create this at home. HAD TO!

Before you scroll down any further, I need for you to imagine a sound track. Key up “Angles Singing”, please. Thanks. OK – now you can scroll….

The Best Sandwich EVER

The Best Sandwich EVER

That’s it – make this sandwich. You won’t be sorry. I promise. Furthermore, I rarely eat a sandwich so, it is pretty much a guarantee that you will not be finding many more sandwich recipes on Loaves and Dishes. I am not going to say never though – who knows what might happen the next time I go on a trip and find a NEW sandwich!?!

For now though, I have to get back in the kitchen and work on a hack recipe for Pumpkin Cinnamon Soup! The Chef wouldn’t share his recipe – not even a hint at the ingredients – and I LOVED that soup! So, now I’m on a quest.

One more thing – while at the conference, I attended a workshop on Stop Motion Photography. I played around with putting together a small Stop Motion Film about my sandwich!! Crazy, eh? Yep! I told you that it is a ridiculous love affair! I don’t yet have all of the necessary equipment to actually do this – but since we are friends, I thought I would share this first attempt with you.

Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. ~ 1 Peter 4:10

The Best Sandwich EVER

The Best Sandwich EVER

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The Best Sandwich EVER

The Best Sandwich EVER

This is absolutely the best sandwich ever.  Give it a try!
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Course: main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best sandwich ever
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 240kcal


  • 2 slices crusty sourdough bread
  • 1 tsp good mayo
  • 1 tsp good honey mustard
  • 3 crispy good quality dill pickle slices
  • 3-4 strands of roasted red peppers in picking liquid
  • ¼ lb smoky ham
  • 1 slice of good quality pepper jack cheese


  • Set out your ingredients and assemble your sandwich. Bread on the outside, mayo, honey mustard, pickles, red peppers, ham and cheese.
  • Serve with chips and a soft drink.


It is important to choose good ingredients for this sandwich.  Each ingredient stands out on its own here. 


Nutrition Facts
The Best Sandwich EVER
Amount Per Serving
Calories 240
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Wendi is the writer, CEO and dishwasher at Loaves and Dishes! When not in the kitchen or behind the computer, you can find Wendi serving on International Food Conference Boards, Speaking at various conferences, Leading and Cooking for the local Arts Council's "Taste of Stokes" events or donating home cooked goodies to various local non profits such as the Danbury Songwriters and Stokes Partnership for Children. Wendi is also a Registered Nurse with a Master's Degree and serves on her town's board of councilmen.

Recipe Rating

Shaun Karry

Friday 15th of November 2019

This is a great combo. But take it to the next level, put a scoop of butter in a frying pan, let it get hot, put your bottom slice of sourdough in it, stack your ingredients on the bottom slice, then put your top slice on, fry until crisped, then flip and fry until crisp. Delicious. Try adding sour crout and thousand island dressing for a more Rubin experience.

Wendi Spraker

Sunday 17th of November 2019

Hi Shaun, Thanks for giving your own recipe and the tips for what you enjoy! I appreciate having you as a reader!!


Monday 4th of February 2019

I'm young and not too experienced with cooking yet. Could you please describe how to pick out "good" ingredients? Maybe give some examples? Thanks in advance!

Wendi Spraker

Tuesday 5th of February 2019

Sure Logan. I’ll be happy too. I’ll update this post and then let you know when it’s done so you can come back and take a peek. Thanks for leaving me a comment. I LOVE comments.


Friday 2nd of February 2018

I tried it and it really is the best!

Christine Robinson

Monday 12th of June 2017

Thanks... love your writing. So descriptive.

Wendi Spraker

Tuesday 13th of June 2017

Hi Christine! Thank you so much! You are a doll! :) I hope you try the sandwich too - and hope you find it as crazy good as I do. Let me know how it turns out!


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