Camper’s Club Sandwich Campfire Cooking
My driver is a huge fan of bacon. I like it but try to approach it with moderation. All the same, we tend to find ourselves sneaking bacon into all sorts of dishes. Bacon is no longer just a breakfast food. It can be ground into sauces or garnish drinks. But sometimes, we like to return to the classics. Such is the case with the Camper’s Club Sandwich.
I treat the club sandwich as a rather loose construction. Mainly, I stick whatever I have on hand into it. While most club sandwiches I order at a restaurant include lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise, I don’t tend to have that in my cooler. Thus, some may argue that my version isn’t really a club, but I’ll leave it to you to fight gravity and your tomato’s inevitable journey to the bottom of the cooler and it’s gooey fate.
Camper’s Club Sandwich Recipe
- Turkey (sliced)
- White bread (3 slices)
- Provolone Cheese (1 slice)**
- 2 toothpicks
*I tend to omit lettuce and tomato because they are more difficult to travel with. Of course, if you have a more extensive food storage system than I, by all means, keep the classics.
**Club sandwich snobs may choose to omit this, I don’t.
- Grill Basket (Unlike most sandwiches that I list, this one really does need the grill basket to hold it all together)
Place two slices of bread on a flat surface. Spread mayonnaise on each piece. Layer each slice with lettuce, tomato, bacon, turkey, avocado, and cheese. Stack the slices on each other and top with the final slice of bread. Now comes the art of fitting the sandwich into the grill basket. Granted, I tend to cheat—as the pictures will attest—and only make a single level. But at least I’ll write down the proper process.
Grill sandwich until the bread is golden brown. If you have toothpicks, now is a good time to stick one on each side to hold the sandwich together while you remove it from the grill basket. Cut into wedges and enjoy!