If a movie can have a sequel, so can a good sandwich. This sandwich — imagined and created by Speedy — is so named because the fillings are meats of farm animals. He named it in honor of our daughter Sam who is a vegetarian. Ergo, Sam’s farmhouse sandwich, a sequel to Speedy’s three little pigs sandwich. Sam had nothing to do with the sandwich but such is her father’s humor.
And what farm animals are represented in this sandwich? Chicken, pig and cow.
It starts with bread split into halves. The bottom half is slathered with mayonnaise. Alfalfa sprouts go on top of the mayo.
Then, a layer of shredded lettuce.
And slices of pastrami, the beef component.
Pork tops beef with slices of crispy belly bacon.
Then, an omelet filled with gooey sharp cheddar cheese.
Chia, flax and hemp seeds are sprinkled on the omelet.
And Sam’s farmhouse sandwich is ready to serve.
Sam's Farmhouse Sandwich
- 2 to 3 rashers belly bacon fried until crisp
- chicken fried steak
- cheese omelet
- 1 single serve baguette
- alfalfa sprouts
- shredded lettuce
- 2 to 3 slices pastrami
- mixed seeds (flax, chia and hemp seeds), to garnish
Start by cooking the bacon in an oil-free pan. You'll need the rendered fat to cook the chicken and omelet in. Set aside the cooked bacon and keep warm.
Reheat the rendered fat. If there's too little, add oil. You'll need at least an inch of oil to fry the chicken in.
Decide how you want to season and coat the chicken (the link to three options are provided in the ingredients list), prep the chicken fillet then fry it.
Pour off the oil in the pan leaving only a tablespoonful. Add a tablespoonful of butter and heat together. Cook the cheese omelet.
Split the baguette into halves.
Cover the bottom half with a generous amount of mayonnaise.
Start piling on the fillings. There is no particular order but the order I followed is mayo, alfalfa sprouts, chicken, lettuce, pastrami, bacon, cheese omelet and seeds.
Cover the filling with the upper half of the bread.
Optionally cut the farmhouse sandwich into two to three portions before serving.