I eat and photograph so many sandwiches that a few slip through the cracks. How could I forget this incredible Honey Baked Ham sandwich I devoured in September? Well, I did, until I stumbled across my photos again today.
I live just a short walk from the Honey Baked Ham store in San Francisco, which sells enormous sandwiches at a very reasonable price. The pros: wonderful, soft wheat bread; a variety of creative condiments (I got pineapple chutney for a Hawaiian combo); and all the ham you can eat. Seriously, check out what it looked like
Can you believe the amount of meat on that thing? It's enough to feed a family at Easter. But alas, it was just me, lunching on a park bench in Alamo Square. The sandwich was amazing, but I could only eat half. Thankfully, the leftovers held up very well. I pressed the sandwich in the oven with a hot cast-iron skillet, giving it a very Cuban sandwich effect with the pickles and the ham. Sure, the wilted lettuce was a bit weird, but so much flavor, I barely noticed.