August 31, 2017

Sandwich of the Week: Match Made in Pair-is

What a pair. What a pear. What a match made in Paris! This week’s sandwich of the week includes not just one sandwich, but a side dish and two (count ’em) TWO dipping sauces. Pair the below with a refreshing glass of champagne or Prosecco, and it’ll almost be like you’re picnicking under La tour Eiffel.


Inspiration for this sammy came from a (not so) recent trip to Paris that I took. Going to restaurants was scary because of the language difference, so I would go to a local grocery store where I knew they spoke/interacted very little with the customers. Eating one baguette and one block of cheese per day really is the best diet.

Le Sandwich

  • Une baguette
  • Brie
  • Ham with herbs (we ended up using rosemary and tomato ham [I love Boar’s Head])
  • Arugula
  • Pear slices
  • Lemon mustard sauce (recipe below)

Lemon Mustard Sauce

  • 2 parts mustard
  • 3 parts mayonnaise (slightly more mayo than mustard here)
  • lemon zest
  • a splash of fresh lemon juice (but the zest is really where we’re pulling the lemon flavor)
  • black pepper, to taste
  • parsley/fresh herbs to fancy it up

Note: this lemon mustard pairs surprisingly well with spicy food. The burst of citrus combined with the cool mayonnaise makes it a perfect match for habanero flavors.

How do I assemble??!?!

  • Cut a portion of the baguette you’d like to eat and slice that in half to create the perfect landing pad for sandwich ingredients
  • The Brie we got was super creamy, so slather/slice some of that and put it on one side of bread
  • On the other landing pad, place folds of your herby ham
  • Toast both sides (facing up) in an oven or toaster oven until the cheese is gooey and the ham is FRAGRANT
  • Assemble the sandwich/put the ham on the cheese once it comes out of the oven because you forgot you have to put sauce on the sandwich
  • Put sauce on the sandwich
  • Add some arugula and delicately sliced pear slices
  • Picture day! Look at that creamy, beautiful Brie!

ham and brie folds

Would you like frites with that?

  • golden potatoes
  • olive oil
  • s&p
  • rosemary

Dip into our smoky ketchup sauce, mix the following:

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic chili paste (rooster brand)
  • 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika

Yes I want those frites! How do I get those delicious frites?! This recipe (minus smoky ketchup) is actually taken from the one and only Ina Garten at Food Network. Please make these potatoes, you won’t regret it!

À bientôt,