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Bohemian Houses OpenFaced Pork Schnitzel Sandwich

Best Sandwiches in America 2016: Pork

Restaurant Hospitality received a record number of entries for this year’s Best Sandwiches in America contest, and the editorial staff narrowed them down to 17 finalists. See all winners >>

Winner: Open-Faced Pork Schnitzel Sandwich

Restaurant: Bohemian House, Chicago

Sandwich Creator: Chef Jimmy Papadopoulos

Inspiration: “We were designing a brunch menu and I thought our schnitzel on the dinner menu would make an awesome sandwich. I also considered what a grand impression an open-faced sandwich would make. From there is was just about plugging in all of the condiments and add-ons that make this sandwich so special.”

Key Ingredients: Horseradish cream, house-fermented sauerkraut, caramelized onion spread, Emmentaler cheese, a fried egg, pickled dill, house-made mustard and grilled light rye bread.

Price: $19

Food Cost: $4.37

What the Judges Said: It would have been so easy for Papadopoulous to grab the pork schnitzel from the dinner menu, plop it atop some bread and call it a day. But he clearly sat down and mapped out the types of ingredients that would take a delicious slab of breaded pork and make it exceptional. It’s a virtuoso balancing act that blew us away.

Honorable Mentions:
• Spicy Sausage and Pepper, Bar Siena, Chicago
• Local Pig Smoked Ham, Gram & Dun, Kansas City, MO
• Crispy Pork Belly Torta, Bodega Negra Café, New York City
• Roma, NEBO Cucina & Enoteca, Boston
• Three Little Piggies, The Duck Dive, San Diego

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