Cold Cuts + Meat Sandwiches

Turkey, ham and salami cold cuts are all at home on a sandwich—but these deli meats can be used in many other ways. We like to add thin strips of salami to pasta carbonara and cheesy frittata, smoked turkey to spaghetti and thinly-sliced chicken to spinach salad. One of our favorite deli meats is high quality pastrami—there are few sandwiches more delicious (or iconic) than a Reuben. Piled high on rye bread with Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Russian dressing, it’s a New York deli classic. Try David Burke’s simplified version at home—you’ll need a knife and fork.

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Muffuletta

This classic Muffaletta sandwich gets its flavor from layers of cheese, Italian meats, and tangy olive relish stuffed into perfectly crusty ciabatta. The ideal make-ahead meal, this sandwich should rest at least an hour to let the flavors meld, but it is delicious the next day, too. Slideshow: More Sandwich Recipes 

Fried Chicken Sandwiches with Hot Sauce Aioli

This is one damn-good sandwich from Larry McGuire and Tom Moorman. The chicken is tender and crisp, and it’s topped with a crunchy, tangy slaw and spicy aioli. It’s messy and delicious and completely addictive.    Slideshow: More Chicken Sandwich Recipes 

WLTs (Wurst, Lettuce and Tomato Sandwiches)

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Food & Wine’s Justin Chapple loves a BLT, but here he opts to mix it up, using juicy bratwurst in place of bacon. Slideshow: More Sandwich Recipes 

Chicken Waffle Sliders

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We used chicken thighs for extra-juicy sandwiches, but chicken breasts would also work perfectly. The chilled sparkling water helps keep the batter light and crispy. Slideshow: More Slider Recipes 

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Feta-Brined Chicken Sandwiches

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The secret to incredibly flavorful chicken cutlets is a quick marinade in feta brine in advance of grilling. Food & Wine’s Justin Chapple then whips the feta cheese with lemon juice and olive oil to use as a spread for the excellent sandwiches here. Slideshow: More Eggplant Recipes 

Thai Beef Sandwiches with Green Curry Mayo

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In the Food & Wine Test Kitchen, we don’t let a single leftover go to waste. Here we turn leftover roast beef into a Thai beef salad–inspired sandwich, but it would also be delicious with leftover pulled pork, grilled chicken or even seared tofu. Slideshow: More Sandwich Recipes 

Irish Reubens

These sandwiches are a whimsical take on the classic Jewish deli sandwich, made Irish with the addition of a warm potato salad. Slideshow: More Irish Dinner Recipes