More convenient than a calzone: Pizza Sandwich

The sandwich was invented some time around 1760 when Lord Sandwich asked his cook to prepare him a meal he could eat with his hands while working at his desk. The original sandwich was nothing more than a slice of salted beef between two pieces of white bread. Since then, sandwiches have become a lot more elaborate and there is hardly a combination of ingredients imaginable that hasn't been tried between two slices of bread. Our next recipe is a perfect example. Say hello to the Pizza Sandwich...

You'll need:

  • butter
  • 2 slices white bread
  • tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups mozzarella, grated 
  • 8 small slices pepperoni
  • parmesan, grated
  • basil

Here's how:

  1. Spread butter on one piece of bread and lay it on a cutting board with the buttered side down.
  2. Cover the unbuttered side with tomato sauce, half the mozzarella, and pepperoni slices. Sprinkle on some parmesan and add a few basil leaves.
  3. Butter the other piece of bread and lay it on the toppings with the buttered side facing up.
  4. Fry the sandwich on both sides. As soon as one side is golden brown, flip it and cover it with more tomato sauce, mozzarella, and pepperoni.
  5. When both sides are finished, put the sandwich in the oven for 5 minutes at 355°F.

Would Lord Sandwich approve? Well, our version of his classic is definitely a winner in the flavor category, and you can eat it with your hands. But if you decide to eat it while working at your desk, you might find it difficult to concentrate with all that zesty tomato sauce and spicy pepperoni igniting your taste buds!


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