BREAKING: I made a whole bunch of sandwiches in 2022. I wrote 55 posts throughout the year about various items between buns or bread. To recap the year in sandwiches, I’ve selected a short list of some of my favorites with quick descriptions and comments about what I enjoyed most about each sandwich or sandwich components in its blog post.
Each sandwich is ordered by date and grouped by month below.
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We started the year off right with one of the all-time classic hits; the French dip. With our own homemade French-style roll recipe, rare roasted beef and au jus, this was a good sandwich.
This sandwich got some folks excited. I took all the ingredients of a dragged-through-the-garden, Chicago hot dog, baked some special sized poppy seeded bread and turned it into a sandwich. I’ve been telling you a hot dog was a sandwich!
The idea: I planned to make a sandwich by combining foods from each of the towns of the two teams that made it into “the Big Football Game” that happens every year around the beginning of February. This only gave me about a week to plan things out. It was chaos in my kitchen that week. Maybe I’ll try it again this year?
This was a banger of a sandwich based on a menu item from a local deli/market here in Chicago. Pork belly porchetta on homemade ciabatta is a fantastic combo and sandwich. There’s also roasted garlic mayonnaise and fried capers tucked in those buns.
This buffalo chicken cheesesteak is a super quick, hearty sandwich that blends a bit of spice with ooey gooey blue cheesy goodness.
First, I need to point out that this isn’t a traditional patty melt. It’s just my favorite way to make patty melts at my house. The special ssamjang sauce, really is special and you should try it on your next burger.
I live in Chicago, so I had to make Italian beefs for my sandwich blog. It would be illegal if I didn’t do it. This blog post released my own Chicago-style sub-roll recipe if you wanted to dig deep.
Is this the Texas state sandwich or the Oklahoma state sandwich? I fried a bunch of steaks and butter-toasted fresh Texas toast with the intention of finding out.
Banh mi is fun to say and even more fun to eat. This post contains a great recipe for crispy pork belly that could be used in all sorts of sandwiches, not just banh mi.
Me! It was me that had the meat, but I ate it during the process of replicating beef and cheddar sandwiches. I bought a deli meat slicer for this one and shared a sauce that contains no horses at all.
Combining a Nashville hot sandwich with a breaded pork tenderloin was the inspiration for this blog post. I also came up with a recipe for pickle-infused buns that I shared.
I have made and eaten a lot of fried chicken sandwiches. This sandwich post attempts to compile as many tips as I could come up with to help elevate your fried chicken sandwich game.
“The ceiling is the roof!” – Michael Jordan
Who would have thought that a fried chicken and fish joint would have such a fantastic veggie sandwich? I attempted to copycat the Parson’s veggie club with pickled beets, herby cream cheese and a pumpernickel loaf.
In the middle of July, I made this fantastic chicken pesto sandwich and concocted a plan as to whether you should buy the ingredients or make them from scratch. I also shared my recipe for Dutch crunch sandwich rolls.
For a few different reasons, I have never liked chicken salad, but this recipe is mayo-less which makes the experience a whole lot more enjoyable for me. I also tackled homemade croissants for the first time.
I have some nostalgic feelings for the Subway meatball sub so I made a more flavorful one and shared recipes for the sauce, meatballs, and bread so you can make one yourself.
McDonald’s released fried chicken-based Big Macs this year, and I one-upped them with a buffalo sauce version with pickled celery and blue cheese. I shared a recipe for the regular one too.
You can’t have a sandwich blog without covering the Reuben sandwich. It’s against the law and the police will get ya.
I made a couple of different versions of omelet-based sandwiches that were inspired by Denny’s Grand Slamwich. One was meat-focused and the other was veggie-focused.
This sandwich was a bit more technical than some others, but when you get the components correct, it’s a fantastic experience.
This was one of the best weeks of the year! Not much more to say other than the fact that I recreated Bojangle’s cajun filet biscuit with a side of seasoned fries and sweet tea.
Don’t bother buying Bojangle’s fry seasoning online, the recipe I shared here is almost exactly the same.
I was challenged on Twitter to recreate this Betty Crocker product from the mid-1970s. A French toastwich is browned and crumbled pork sausage and cheese stuffed inside French toast slices and it is good.
I wrote about loose meat sandwiches and ground steak sandwiches and then I created an updated version to suit a more refined palate.
From the responses I got on social media, there are a ton of Frisco burger fans out there that were excited to read about this one. Some might say it’s just a burger, but it definitely made its mark on fast-food history.
You likely remember this one since I just wrote about it last week. But it’s honestly one of the better sandwiches on this list. If you like spicy heat, it’s a fantastic ride.