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Best Sandwiches in America 2015: Deli

Best Sandwiches in America 2015: Deli

Who makes the best sandwich? Restaurant Hospitality’s editorial staff narrowed down the large field in our Best Sandwiches in America contest to 18 finalists. See all winners >>

Winner: BLT-M

Restaurant: The Trout and the Troll, Byram, NJ

Sandwich Creator: Bradley Boyle

Inspiration: “I wanted to up the flavor of the BLT.”

Key Ingredients: Bacon, lettuce, gingered tomato jam, shredded mozzarella, Pullman bread

Price: $9.50

Food Cost: $1.40

What the Judges Said: We’ll admit that we’re blown away when a chef can put together a dozen ingredients and create harmony. It’s not easy. But we’re also impressed by simplicity. Sometimes it only takes one creative ingredient to elevate a classic sandwich. That’s what Boyle has done here with the gingered tomato jam. New Jersey is known for its great tomatoes and he’s used the ingredient to make a knockout gingered tomato jam to take this simple BLT to another level. The magic happens when the jam mingles with the creamy mozzarella. We still dream about it.

Honorable Mention:
• Irish Hawg: Haw Jaw Fritz BBQ, Riverside, MO
• Red Rubenstein: Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Café, Sanford, FL
• The Reuben: Scranton’s Restaurant, Pascagoula, MS
• Open-Face Corned Beef with Guinness Stout: Dell Dining Cafe, Round Rock, TX

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