Sandwich Monday: The Shooter’s Sandwich
Filed by KOSU News in Art & Life.
November 9, 2011
Why do you eat a sandwich that’s made with two whole steaks and entire loaf of bread? Because it’s convenient. Says The Guardian, Britishly:
A triumph of Edwardian cuisine, the shooter’s sandwich was originally created as a snack that Cook could make the night before it was required, effectively making a beef Wellington portable so a gentleman needn’t get peckish while hunting.
Molly, Friend of Sandwich Monday, made this brilliant British sandwich for us, using these instructions. Basically you scoop the bread out of a loaf and replace it with meat, then let it soak all night.
Peter: Are we obligated to shoot something since it’s a shooter’s sandwich?
Mike: I think I need to shoot another hole in my face so this thing will fit.
Robert: Okay, you’ve got steak, mustard, mushrooms, what’s this green thing?
Ian: That’s a vegetable, Robert.
Eva: This sandwich is great but it’s yet another place for me to lose my keys.
Mike: If all steaks hatched from large bread eggs, I bet vegetarians would eat them.
Ian: It’s nice though, that after you scoop the meat out, it’s big enough you can crawl into the bread egg and take a nap.
Mike: And I thought they smelled delicious on the outside!
Ian: An easier way to make beef Wellington portable is to just put it inside me before I walk away.
Peter: The simplest way to make a shooter sandwich: bait the inside of an emptied out loaf. Wait for prey to enter. Close it, sit on it.
Ian: It seems weird that the ideal snack for hunting is something that completely eliminates the need for hunting.
Eva: Well, you need to get meat for tomorrow’s Shooter’s Sandwich.
[The verdict: a perfect sandwich, a rare combination of heft and subtlety. Make one, or ask Molly to make you one.]
[Copyright 2011 National Public Radio]