Friday, 27 January 2012

The Mighty 'Man-wich'

A guys' night at our place means big drinks, Will Ferrell movies and BIG FOOD!

This creation is a trucker's (or pretend trucker's) dream: Every food group imaginable, trapped between two doorstop-sized pieces of bread. If it was up to one particular friend of mine, he would eat this every day of the year (in fairness, he does have a bit of a deathwish).

Eat very occasionally - but do try it. I guarantee that once you go man-wich, you won't go sandwich.

Get the guys to supply the booze and you supply the grub. It's a great deal. These badboys will only set you back £3 per serving.

I love lamp.

Serves 4


1 small white cabbage, shredded
1 small onion, finely chopped
50ml olive oil
25ml cider or white wine vinegar
Pinch of celery seed
1 teaspoon of sugar
Pinches of salt and pepper
4 large potatoes, cut into French fries (skin left on)
Sunflower or vegetable oil for frying
4 thick slices ham
4 thick slices pastrami or corned beef
8 slices salami
1 ball of mozzarella, cut into 4 slices
4 eggs
2 large tomatoes, thickly sliced
8 thick slices of white bloomer bread

Firstly, make the coleslaw: Mix the cabbage, onion, celery seed, sugar, salt and pepper, vinegar and oil in a bowl and refrigerate until needed, preferably overnight to let the flavours mingle.

Secondly, make the French fries: Fry the potatoes in the oil on a moderate heat until golden and crunchy.

Thirdly, make the filling: Pile a slice of ham, 2 slices of salami and a slice of beef to make a three-way stack. Repeat 3 more times. In a dry pan on a moderate heat, lay the stacks in a single layer and fry until warmed-through. Place a slice of mozzarella onto each stack and keep cooking the stacks until the cheeses has melted. Place each stack onto a slice of the bread. Turn the heat in the pan up, add a tablespoon of oil and fry the four eggs, making sure the yolks are still runny. Place an egg onto the cheese layer of each stack. Place a handful of French fries, followed by 2-3 slices of tomato, and finally the coleslaw onto each stack. Top with the second slice of bread.

NB. The man-wich construction from top to bottom:

French fries
Three-way meat stack

Serve immediately (as if you wouldn't...).


  1. Having trawled through this blog and come across many exuberant and creative dishes this has to be the one of the best. Consider serving at the following occasions for a great talking point:

    1) Meeting the in-laws for the first time
    2) Wake
    3) Breakfast

    Being Reginald Ribeye's ex flat mate - no amount of Benecol can reduce you cholesterol after this sumptuous feast!

    1. All excellent suggestions James, but may I also add: 4) post-McDonald's midnight snack?

      Reggie xxx

  2. Followed by: 5) First meal post triple bypass!


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