Saying this is just a good sandwich, is doing it a sin, it’s an amazing sandwich! With such little effort and time and a few things around the house you can make delectable, mouthwatering, appetizing, tasty, flavorful, toothsome, palatable layered sandwich. As I write this down all I want to do is stop and make this sandwich.

1⁄4 cup mayonnaise

2 tsp. minced chervil

2 tsp. minced chives

2 tsp. minced parsley

2 tsp. minced tarragon

1⁄2 small shallot, minced

Pinch of salt and black pepper, to taste

1 tbsp. canola oil

1 egg

3 slices white bread, crusts removed, lightly toasted

3 slices of maple-glazed turkey

3 slices smoked ham

2 slices Gruyère

3 slices thick-cut bacon, cooked until a juicy crisp

1⁄2 small tomato, thinly sliced

2 inner leaves of romaine lettuce


Stir mayonnaise, chervil, chives, parsley, tarragon, shallot, salt, and pepper in a bowl; to make aïoli and then set that aside. Heat some oil in an 8” nonstick skillet over medium heat; fry egg, cook until white and yolk is partially firm, should take 1–2minutes. Season with salt and pepper; set aside for your sandwich later. Lay slices of bread on a work surface; spread 1 tbsp. aïoli over 1 cut side of each slice. Over 1 slice, arrange turkey, ham, and Gruyère ever so gently remember that look is everything when it comes to sandwiches. Spread with remaining aïoli and top with a second slice of bread, aïoli side up. Arrange egg, then bacon, and tomato, and season with salt and pepper; top with lettuce and remaining slice of bread, aïoli side down. Place 4 skewers about 1” from each of the 4 corners of sandwich; slice into 4 pieces or slice into 2 pieces and then place skewers, if you please.