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Best Sandwiches in America 2015: Duck

Best Sandwiches in America 2015: Duck

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: Smoked Duck PB&J

Restaurant: Bayona, New Orleans

Sandwich Creators: Scott Freer & Susan Spicer

Inspiration: “The classic peanut butter and jelly.”

Key Ingredients: Smoked duck, peanut-cashew butter, pepper jelly, marinated red onion, whole-grain bread; served with apple-celery salad

Price: $15

Food Cost: $4

What the Judges Said: We’re not sure what it was about duck this time around, but we got a lot of creative entries for this protein. None were more inspirational than the smoked duck PB&J. We’re not even sure how Freer and Spicer could get to the point where they thought of pairing peanut butter and duck together, but damn if it doesn’t work. What takes the sandwich to another level entirely is the use of pepper jelly and marinated red onion. It’s a flavor bomb that is salty, creamy, spicy and sweet. Genius.

Honorable Mentions:
• Duck Reuben: Provenance, Newport Beach, CA
• Duck Bacon BLT: National Press Club, Washington DC

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