There is a restaurant in Chicago called Lucky’s. Lucky’s is famous for ginormous deli sandwiches served with French fries and coleslaw on the sandwich! They have been featured on Man vs. Food for their crazy sandwich challenge.
My brother’s had this idea that they could easily do this sandwich challenge. The challenge is that you can pick any three sandwiches you like but you have to eat all of them in an hour. That sounds like a lot of time doesn’t it?
Well each of my brothers said they were going to do this challenge because they wanted the free t-shirt and their pictures on the wall. When we got to the restaurant, my brother Zack backed out leaving Nick as the only challenger. He was none too pleased. There were some choice words exchanged.
Nick talked a big game and after eating the first sandwich in five minutes, he was pretty much backing up all his talk. Then I think the reality of how much food he stuffed into his stomach started to take its toll.
After a fifteen minute stretch, he started on the second sandwich. Twenty minutes later he finished one half of the second sandwich. That was all she wrote!
All of the rest of the people in our dining party only finished a half of one sandwich. In our books, challenge or not, Nick still completed an impressive feat by eating what he did. Was it worth all the huffing and puffing and moans and groans we all had to listen to through the rest of our night out? Probably not.
That’s why, when Mike and I are feeling like being a little daring, we make one of these guys at home. Then we split it in half and share it. We are realists.
Ingredients (Makes One Large Sandwich)
For the Fries:
1 Large Russet Potato, cut into fry-like strips about a ¼th of an inch thick
1 Quart Vegetable Oil
Dash of Salt and Pepper
For the Slaw:
1 ½ Cup Shredded Cabbage
¼ Cup Shredded Carrot
1 Teaspoon Salt
½ Teaspoon Pepper
1 ½ Tablespoons White Vinegar
For the Sandwich:
2 Large Slices of Sourdough Bread
8 Ounces Sliced Turkey or Chicken Breast
To make the fries, pour the quart of oil into a large heavy-bottomed skillet. Heat the oil to 325 degrees F.
While the oil heats up, combine the cabbage, carrot, salt, pepper, and vinegar in a small bowl. Mix together. Place in the refrigerator to chill while you make the fries.
Also, add the potato slices to a large bowl of ice water. This will help to make crispier fries. Drain the fries and pat dry with a towel before frying.
Place about half of the slices of potato into the hot oil. Fry each batch of potatoes in the oil for three to four minutes. Drain the potatoes on a wire rack or paper towel.
Crank the heat under the skillet up and raise the temperature of the oil to 375 degrees F. Once the oil is hot, place half of the fries in the hot oil. Fry each batch for three minutes then place on the wire rack or paper towel to drain. While still hot, sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Assemble the turkey breast or chicken breast on one slice of bread. Place the hot fries on top of the turkey. Remove the slaw from the fridge and place a large scoop of it over the fries. Place the other slice of bread on top.
Cut in half and enjoy responsibly or eat the whole thing, I won’t tell!