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Episode 13: Sandwiches! Broccoli Subs, French Dips and Salmon Pitas

Episode 13: Sandwiches! Broccoli Subs, French Dips and Salmon Pitas

Sandwiches! Broccoli Subs, French Dip, and Salmon Pita

From a meat-eater’s french dip to a vegetarian’s dream broccoli sub, the Dinner Sisters find some new sandwiches and a classic for a weeknight dinner or even a party. Let’s go beyond a grilled cheese and find some fun sandwiches for a delicious handheld dinner.

The Best Slow Cooker French Dip: Delish

The delicious aroma of the roast beef braising might torture you, but the wait will be worth it!  A chuck roast cooks in a savory braise for hours to make a tender, melty-cheesy sandwich that works for parties or just a party of one.

Tips:

  • You can use a traditional slow cooker or the slow cook feature on the Instant Pot. This could also work in a low- 225 degree- oven. We haven’t tried this using the pressure cooker feature of the Instant Pot but maybe?

  • Make the sandwiches with a bread that can stand up to the dip in au jus. A ciabatta roll or sturdy french bread.

  • Skip baking and broil the cheese instead. You get your sandwich much faster, which is always a good thing. If you are reheating the sandwich, pop the meat in the microwave for 30 seconds before you broil.

Herbed Salmon Pita Pockets: Andie Mitchell

Canned salmon isn’t everyone’s pantry staple, but maybe it should be if you can make these tasty salmon patties. You stuff the patties in a pita with lettuce, cucumbers and tomatoes and top it off with an herby yogurt sauce.

Tips:

  • We thought these patties would be nice outside the sandwich- maybe the yogurt as a dipping sauce?

  • Another idea- make them smaller and serve as an appetizer either on their own or in mini pitas.

  • Check out the salmon- some is canned with skin and bones. Choose a brand or can without those.

Garlicky Broccoli Subs: The Kitchn

Here’s a sandwich where the sum is better than each of the parts. Roast broccoli and pile it on french bread with peppadew peppers, french fried onions, feta cheese, and a tangy sauce. Serve it warm or wrap well for a tasty, hearty vegetarian option.

Tips:

  • Serve it warm or wrap well for a tasty, hearty vegetarian option.

  • Roast the broccoli ahead of time and assemble the sandwich when you’re ready.

  • This sandwich travels well- wrap tightly in cling wrap or wax paper. Keep cool and you’ll have a lovely meal waiting for you.

  • A party menu with these sandwiches and the french dip might just be the best of all worlds.

  • We successfully made this dairy-free by eliminating the feta. Our taste-tester still loved it! You could go all the way vegan by using a vegan mayo and substituting coconut aminos for the fish sauce.

From the Smorgasbord…

The James Beard Awards are given every spring. Check out the awards for best restaurant (our want-to-visit Prune), Best Chef and Best Cookbook.

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