Friday, August 7, 2009

French Dip Sandwiches

1 long loaf French bread
1/2 pound cooked roast beef (from deli or leftovers)
1 package roast beef au jus gravy
4 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon garlic powder

Cut French bread in half lengthwise. Spread with butter and sprinkle with garlic. Wrap in foil and
heat in oven until warm. Mix gravy as directed on package and warm beef in juice. Drain beef
from gravy and put on bottom of warm bread. Put top on sandwich and slice. Put gravy into small bowls (one for each person). Dip sandwich in gravy to eat.

Serve with French fries and a salad.

French Dip Sandwich with au Jus

1 (3 pound) beef chuck roast, trimmed
2 cups water
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 bay leaf
3 peppercorns (3 to 4)
8 French rolls, split

Place roast in a slow cooker. Add water, soy sauce, and seasonings. Cover and cook on HIGH
for 5-6 hours or until beef is tender.

Remove meat from broth; shred with forks and keep warm. Strain broth; skim off fat. Pour broth into small cups for dipping. Serve beef on buttered and toasted rolls.

Servings: 8

French Dip Sandwich

1 can Franco-American Au Jus Gravy
4 servings thinly sliced cooked roast beef
4 servings French bread or long hard rolls, cut in half lengthwise

In 10-inch skillet, combine gravy and beef. Over low heat, heat through, stirring occasionally.

To make sandwiches, arrange beef on bread. Serve each sandwich with small bowl of gravy for

Frank Blandi’s Original Devonshire Sandwich

Cream Sauce

3/4 stick butter, melted
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 pound Cheddar cheese, grated
1 pint chicken broth
1 pint hot milk
1 teaspoon salt

Melt butter in deep pan and add flour, stirring constantly. Add chicken broth and then hot milk,
stirring all the while. Add cheese and salt. Bring to boil, then cook slowly for 20 minutes, still
stirring. Cool to lukewarm. Beat with wire whip until smooth before using. This makes enough
sauce for 6 Devonshire sandwiches.

For each sandwich

1 slice toast, crusts trimmed off
3 slices crisp bacon
5 thin slices cooked turkey breast
Cream Sauce, recipe above
Melted butter
Parmesan cheese and paprika

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

In each flat, individual ovenproof casserole dish, place 1 slice of toast and top with 3 slices bacon.
Add 5 thin slices of cooked turkey breast. Cover completely with cream sauce. Sprinkle with a
little melted butter, then with the combined Parmesan cheese and paprika. Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.


This is a very old recipe.

Marshmallow Fluff
Peanut butter (smooth or creamy)
2 slices bread

Spread peanut butter onto one slice of bread. Cover with Marshmallow Fluff. Top with second
slice of bread and enjoy!

Fiesta Steak Sandwich

1 strip steak
1 hoagie roll
Sliced avocado
Sliced tomato
Shredded lettuce

Prepare strip steak by pan frying or broiling. Prepare Fiesta Mayo while steaks are cooking. Place a sliced Cheddar or jack cheese on the steak during the last minute of cooking to melt.
Fiesta Mayo

1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 teaspoon fresh finely diced cilantro
1 teaspoon lime juice

Mix all ingredients together until creamy.
Toast a hoagie roll. Spread fiesta Mayo on both sides of the bun. Place the steak with cheese on
the bottom side of the roll. Top with sliced avocado, tomato and lettuce, then add the top side of
the roll.

Elvis Presley’s Fried Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich

1 small ripe banana
2 slices white bread
3 tablespoons peanut butter
2 tablespoons butter

In a small bowl, mash the banana with the back of a spoon. Toast the bread lightly. Spread the
peanut butter on one piece of toast and the mashed banana on the other. Fry the sandwich in
melted butter until each side is golden brown.

Cut diagonally and serve hot.

Egg Salad

This is the best recipe I have found for Egg Salad. The flavor is wonderful.

8 (10-minute) hard boiled eggs (11 minutes out of refrigerator)
1/2 cup red sweet onions, diced)
3 garlic cloves, minced finely
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher course salt
1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup fresh basil (cut into strips)
After boiling eggs, chill in ice water for 15 minutes. Peel off the shells. Blend all ingredients

Serve on bread or toast.

Egg Salad

6 hardboiled eggs, grated fine or sieved
1/3 cup minced pimento-stuffed olives
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
2 tablespoons minced scallions
2 tablespoons minced parsley
1 tablespoon prepared Dijon mustard
Salt and freshly-ground black pepper
Lettuce leaves

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl, and mix thoroughly. Refrigerate, covered, at least 30

Leftovers can be kept a couple of days.

Makes about 2 cups.

Easy Crescent Dogs

8 Oscar Mayer Beef Franks or Wieners
4 Kraft Singles Process Cheese Food, each cut into 4 strips
1 (8 ounce) can Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
Cut a lengthwise pocket into each beef frank to within 1/2-inch of ends; insert 2 cheese food
strips into each pocket.
Separate crescent roll dough into triangles; wrap 1 triangle around each frank. Place on
ungreased cookie sheet, cheese side up. Bake in preheated 375 degree F oven for 12 minutes or
until golden brown