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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]

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