How To Make A Club Sandwich

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A simple recipe for the classic club sandwich.

Ever wanted to make the perfect club sandwich? This is the ultimate sandwich when a normal sandwich just won’t cut it. It’s a perfect snack for any time of the day, with layers upon layers of our favourite sandwich fillings included.

The club sandwich originated in New York as far back as 1889 and has become a recipe known all around world.

Making a club sandwich has changed over the years. But the original club consists of either chicken, turkey or ham with lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, bacon and mayonnaise.

A lot of people mistakenly think that the ‘club’ in club sandwich stands for ‘chicken, lettuce – under bacon’. However, it doesn’t (it’s not like a BLT (bacon, lettuce and tomato)). The ‘club’ refers to a New York association called the The Union Club where the sandwich was first founded.

What’s the best type of bacon to use:

There is no denying that bacon makes a lot of things taste better but it’s a crucial ingredient when making the perfect club sandwich. There are a variety of different bacon options to choose from, however, back bacon and cornmeal bacon will need to be avoided. The best bacon to go in a club sandwich are:

  • American bacon
  • Slab bacon
  • Pancetta bacon

What’s the best type of cheese to use:

Any cheese is fine. Whatever you like. However, in our opinion, some cheeses taste better than others on a club sandwich. You’ll need to avoid any type of processed or rubbery cheese…they won’t do your club sandwich any justice. The best cheeses to use are:

  • Sliced cheddar cheese
  • Sliced Swiss cheese
  • Sharp cheese

Club Sandwich Recipe



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  • 6 White bread slices

  • 6 Bacon slices

  • 6 Ham slices

  • 4 Cheese slices

  • Lettuce leaves

  • Salt and pepper

  • Mayonnaise


  • Place bacon into a frying pan on a medium heat until cooked to your liking (i.e crisp it up if you like)
  • When the bacon is done, toast your bread in a toaster or on the grill – whatever you prefer
    Once the toast is ready, place on one slice of cheese, three slices of rolled ham, a slice or two of tomato and lettuce
  • With the other piece of toast, spread mayonnaise on one side and then place that side down onto the stack you’ve built in step 3
  • Place another slice of cheese on top of the stack. Add lettuce and three slices of bacon (and a bit more mayo if you wish)
  • Push a large cocktail stick though the middle of the sandwich
  • Repeat these actions to build your next sandwich

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