It’s time to let go of the ham and cheese and give sandwiches the ingredients they deserve! Nov. 3 marks National Sandwich Day and in celebration of this revolutionary food, that gave greater meaning to bread, here are some outrageous, and quite weird recipes that will change sandwiches forever. Goodbye bread, hello ramen noodles.
Goodbye Bread, Hello Ramen Noodles: This extraordinary spin on the traditional sandwich is called the Ramen Hoagie Roll, and with it college food is revolutionized forever. All you need are two packages of slightly cooked Ramen noodles, and your choice of either Philly cheesesteak, meatball marinara, or just about any cold cut! For more details on how to cook, shape, and bake the Romen noodles check out Grub Street’s take on the recipe.
The Sweet and Cheesy: This “old ladies” approach to a grilled cheese is known as the Apple Pie Grilled Cheese, and it’s both sweet and cheesy. All it takes to make this surprisingly delicious combination is melted cheddar cheese in between two warmly toasted double-crust pies. Get the complete recipe at Thrillist.
Macaroni & Cheese, but Better: It couldn’t be easier, or better, with the Grilled Macaroni and Cheese. This amazing approach allows for a tasty mash-up that makes a great lunch. Simply cook up some macaroni and cheese, scoop some onto two pieces of bread and grill until golden!
Two-in-one Lunch & Desert: These Doughnut Monte Cristo Sliders give lunch a completely new meaning. Instead of bread, or sourdough, use a doughnut! Simply take a plain doughnut, cut it horizontally in half, fill it with ham and cheese, and sprinkle it with sugar.
“When my friend and I were in middle school we tried the gross sandwich Zac Effron eat in the movie 17 Again. It was mayo, Nutella, chips and spray cheese. We wanted to see how gross it was and we both actually threw up. It was a funny experience, but looking back it was pretty gross,” senior Cassie Gill said.
It’s important to remember that it is sometimes great to try new things, and what better way to do it than with food! So, celebrate National Sandwich Day with these strange sandwich ideas that surpass expectations and might just change the meaning of sandwiches forever.