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Brick Sandwich

As I was cleaning, Chef Bryan Woolley ( on for his cooking segment, and I heard him say he was going to make a brick sandwich. Of course I stopped what I was doing to see what in the world he was talking about. I adapted it sandwich a bit to my liking and presto, a MASTERPIECE, a dense compact scrumptious meal in every bite.

THANK YOU Chef Bryan for this awesome idea that is perfect for picnic’s, camp-outs, parades, fireworks – anytime!

Brick Sandwich

The secret to the success of this sandwich is to use a dense bread that is a bit dry such as a sour dough, focaccia, etc. AND you MUST squeeze ALL the moisture out of the roasted peppers and the artichokes or your sandwich WILL get a bit soggy. Ingredients:

14-24 oz. loaf bread (a bread that is crusty) I used a loaf of roasted garlic sour dough

2-4 oz. spreadable cream cheese (your preference, I like the chive & onion style)

2 – 3 roasted red bell peppers (15 oz. bottled), drained and patted very dry to avoid soggy bread

14 oz. can of artichoke hearts quarters (not in oil), drained and patted very dry to avoid soggy bread

6 slices of provolone cheese

4 – 8oz. of sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, drained and patted very dry to avoid soggy bread

1/3 – 1/2 lb. sliced salami, sandwich sliced

¼ – 1/3 cup fresh basil, or 2 Tbl. dried or to tasteBrick Sandwich 2

Directions: Lay the bread on a cutting board and cut it in half lengthwise. Take out some of the bread from the inside to accommodate the filling. Brick Sandwich 3

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Dividing the cream cheese between the 2 halves of the bread, spread evenly.Brick Sandwich 5With the remaining ingredients, arrange on the bread halves and them put together. Brick Sandwich 6

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Wrap the sandwich in plastic wrap tightly. Brick Sandwich 13

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            Place in a cake pan, or other pan such as a jelly roll or cookie sheet. Cover with foil. Brick Sandwich 17

Brick Sandwich 18             Place another pan over the top of the brick sandwich. Put in the refrigerator.Brick Sandwich 19Take 1 or 2 bricks, that are clean, and place on top of the top pan. Allow to sit 3-6 hours. Can be up to 24 hours IF you did not use the red peppers, artichokes or sun-dried tomatoes; greater chance of bread becoming soggy.Brick Sandwich 20To serve, unwrap foil, saran wrap, slice. and serve. Brick Sandwich 25


Carrie’s recipe adapted from Chef Bryan. Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow

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  • You are right. Brick sandwich does get your attention. I bet this is a fantastic sandwich. My husband loves sandwiches especially sandwiches with a nice mix of flavors. This definitely fits his requirements. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

  • Oh man, I love all things that have to do with sandwiches. Bread = Love in my heart. (which has been tricky lately because of this whole ‘gotta lose the baby weight’ thing) This…will be on my menu VERY soon.

    • Oh, the baby weight thing (did you read my post on memories of having a baby? You’ll chuckle), my ‘baby’ is 21 and I’m STILL working her off. hahaha You’ll do MUCH better at it. I loved this brick sandwich; just adapt it to what you like. Let me know how it turns out and thanks for checking in!

  • How have I never heard of a Brick Sandwich? This is awesome – and a fun one to make with the kiddos! Pinning this right now – must make very, very soon. Thanks for sharing at #GetHimFed Fridays, hope you have a nice weekend!

  • anyonita says:

    I love this idea! 🙂 I used to smush my sandwiches under cans of Coke! lol. I thought it was just me being weird, but clearly, this is totally a thing! Thanks for sharing it with us at #GetHimFed! Just wanted to let you know that you’ve been featured this week & I’ve pinned this to my Man Food board & Jess has pinned it to the party board! Also, I’m now following you on Twitter & Bloglovin’! Don’t know how I missed those two last time! 🙁

  • Deanna says:

    I’ve never heard of a brick sandwich before either! This looks fabulous – love the cream cheese, red peppers and artichokes in there. The brick seems like a great way to make a big sandwich more manageable to bite into. 🙂

  • Ashley says:

    This was SO YUMMY! I tweeked it a bit myself! It Was chilly outside so decided I wanted ahot sandwich. I made these and added some Turkey and a bit of spinach, wrapped it in foil (without the the plastic wrap) then put it on a cookie sheet, put a baking stone on top and stick out in the oven! It was DELICIOUS!

  • The whole sandwich looks divine, but will admit I absolutely love artichokes and they were calling my name as I was reading through the ingredients. Thanks Carrie and have to try this sandwich very soon now 🙂

  • Oh honey, this sandwich looks divine. I am ready to dive right in. I have never seen this technique before. Of course i am going to have to try it!

  • This sounds really good and different too. Just the name grabs your attention, but the picture holds it. I think I will show this to my husband and see if he wants to try it. It would be a great summer meal.

  • Jess says:

    this is definitely a must try! pinning for later 🙂 xo, jess @

  • Alexis says:

    Oh my goodness!!!!! Yum!

    Alexis ♥ Laugh. Eat. Learn.

  • Christine @ says:

    I’m a total sandwich fanatic! This looks phenomenal!

  • Lana says:

    I haven’t heard of this, but it looks delicious! The flavors sound wonderful together.

  • This is definitely something I will be making! I love sandwiches…I am pinning this right now and stumbling too. I can’t even tell you how excited I am to find this recipe! If you have a moment, I would love it if you would link it up with us at Foodie Fridays!

  • Sinea Pies says:

    Carrie, this is amazing! I’ve never seen anything like it but I want to make some for sure!
    Pinned it 🙂

  • Jodie says:

    This looks awesome! I can’t wait to try this; I have not stopped thinking of what kind of bread to use:)
    Coming by from #foodiefridays

  • Heaven says:

    I was on the hunt for sandwich recipes and yours looks awesome! Trying to get ideas to feed the missionaries. 🙂 Definitely pinned. Thanks, Carrie.

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