These Club Sandwiches are stacked high with candied bacon and avocado – perfect for a party snack!
Don’t you love it when you re-discover an old favorite? I used to make club sandwiches often and they sort of got lost in my recipe shuffle. Although avocado is not typical in a club sandwich, I had some perfectly ripe avocados the other day and I didn’t want it to go to waste so I thought I would add it to my club sandwich. Plus, I made another modification with bacon, and not just any bacon. These are the ultimate candied bacon for you lovers of sweet and savory combination!
When I think about club sandwiches, I think about golf, be it a day on the golf course, enjoying some wine and snacks at the club house after a game, or spending time with friends at a golf-themed party. While I am nowhere near being a pro golfer, I do have a plenty of enthusiasm when it comes to swinging that club. And since it’s finally warm and sunny here in New York, there’s no better time to get together with friends over delicious food, great wine, and a round or two of golf!
These Candied Bacon Avocado Club Sandwiches make the perfect bites for pre-game or post-game get together. They also pair nicely with Gran Reserva wines – I recommend serving both red and white (I chose Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon) so people can choose based on their preferences.
- 8 slices thick cut bacon
- Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- 2 tbsps Dijon mustard
- 12 sliced bread, toasted
- 8 sliced Swiss cheese
- 8 oz thinly sliced deli turkey breast
- 8 slices tomato
- 8 romaine lettuce leaves
- 2 medium ripe Haas avocados, seeded and sliced
- Preheat oven to 325F. Season bacon with black pepper and coat with brown sugar on both sides.
- Arrange bacon in a single layer on a parchment paper lined with aluminum foil and bake until bacon is golden brown and crispy, about 20 minutes. Bacon will crisp up more when cooled.
- Meanwhile, spread Dijon mustard on toast and layer with cheese, turkey, tomato, and lettuce.
- Top with another toast, then bacon and avocado, and top with another slice of toast, mustard side down.
- Cut into triangles and secure with toothpicks before serving.
If you love both wine and golf, you can now enjoy a $25 credit on a round of golf at major golf courses nationwide courtesy of Concha y Toro Gran Reserva. Find a specially marked bottle necker where you buy wine. Also, be sure to enter the Gran Reservation Tee Time sweepstakes to win one year of free golf.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.