There are 2 things my family loves….food and a good competition* so when I had found out I’d be participating in the Black & Decker Ultimate Sandwich Contest, I was over the moon. (*My family loves more than just food and competition, but those 2 things rank high on the list of things we love.*)
I knew I would have to create the perfect sandwich, but I wasn’t sure where to start. I had so many great ideas running through my head. Do I go for sweet, savory, gourmet, kid-friendly and on and on the list went. I decided that my best chance of coming up with an award-winning sandwich was to assemble a group of taste testers and get busy.
I whipped up 10 different sandwiches… I used different fillings and different breads. I asked my “judges” (my husband, my 2 daughters, and my brother who just arrived home from college for the summer) to take notes on each sandwich and rank them when all sandwiches were finished.
I expected to have differing opinions because they each have such different tastes. What I didn’t expect was for every single person to choose the same winner.
If you’d like to create this Ultimate Sandwich at your house, here’s what you’ll need.
- Nutty Oat Bread
- Deli Shaved Turkey
- Sliced Apple (I used Gala)
- Deli White American Cheese Sliced Extremely Thin
To begin, spread bacon slices on the tray of your toaster oven and broil until crisp (approximately 2-3 minutes per side).
While bacon is cooking, spread one slice of bread with a very thin layer of mayonnaise.
Add some shaved turkey.
Place sliced apples on top of the turkey. (I use a crinkle cutter to give my apples a little more texture.
Place 2 slices of cheese on top of turkey and apples.
By now your bacon should be done and looking quite tasty. Add 3 slices of bacon to your sandwich.
Place your second slice of bread on top of the bacon and put it on the tray of your Countertop Toaster Oven. Place tray in toaster oven and toast for 4-6 minutes or until golden brown.
Take the Ultimate Sandwich out of the toaster oven, place it on a plate and serve with a smile!