Sandwiches…who doesn’t love them? Little (…and not-so-little) kids love PB&J…and grown-ups love BLTs and chicken salad. Here’s the thing, though. Done incorrectly, a sandwich can be a little on the boring side...but done right? They are a thing of beauty. Emeril Lagasse is my kind of chef: he specializes in the big-flavor cooking that I crave. His latest cookbook is Emeril's Kicked-Up Sandwiches. As part of this week’s New Year's Eve Potluck #SundaySupper Emeril Style, I was selected to receive a copy of this amazing book and share a recipe with you. What can I say? This book is AWESOME! I found so many recipes that I can’t wait to make! Check out these selections: French Bread Pizza Sandwiches with Hot Italian Sausage, Roast Beef "Debris" Po'Boy, and Chicken and Biscuits with Redeye Gravy. I'm going to have a blast cooking my way through this cookbook!
One recipe stood out as the perfect Texans football game-watching food, though: Columbia Street Grinder. This stuffed hoagie-style sandwich pairs crusty bread with tons of tasty deli meats and cheese, flavorful veggies, and a zingy herb-flavored balsamic vinaigrette. This sandwich is super-easy to assemble the morning of the big game, and you don't even have to fire up the oven. I followed the recipe exactly, with one small exception: since I'm making my sandwich for a party, I made two large sandwiches rather than four smaller ones. Then, when everyone’s ready to eat, they can simply slice off part of the sandwich and dig in. Men especially seem to love eating a meaty sub sandwich for some reason, so this one’s going to be a big hit at my house!