It may not be pretty, but it sure tastes good! It may not be pretty, but it sure tastes good!

Last week, I posted a picture of a sandwich on Instagram, and promised to post the recipe. There’s a bit of a backstory to this sandwich, which I thought I’d share with you first. As you may already know, Husband and I were lucky enough to get married and spend our honeymoon in the Maldives, on a beautiful, tiny island called Vakarufalhi. I can honestly say that this place was probably the closest thing I’ve ever experienced to paradise.

The sea was like bathwater and was so clear, the boats looked like they were floating in thin air. There was exotic wildlife everywhere you looked and the reef around our island was a haven for tropical fish, reef sharks and amazing birds.

Whilst there, we stayed in a bungalow of our own, and there was almost 24-hour room service that we could summon, although there were no sub sandwich shops near me! During the two weeks, Husband developed a bit of an addiction to the club sandwich that was on the menu, so much so that he even took a photo of the sandwich so that he could remember what was in it and make one once we got home.

Well, it took almost 7 years, but last Thursday I made Husband what we now call the ‘Vakarufalhi Club’ as a pre-dinner supper…and it was gooood! It’s one of those recipes that’s really personal, but too nice not to share, so I hope you appreciate it! It’s a heck of a sandwich; I dread to think of the calorie content, but if you’re a small eater this could probably feed two people!

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Vakarufalhi Club Sandwich
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This is the best sandwich you'll ever eat!
Recipe type: Main Meal
Serves: 1-2 depending on how hungry you are
  • 4 slices of white bread
  • 1 chicken breast
  • 2 rashers of bacon
  • 1 egg
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 tomato
  • A handful of lettuce
  • A slice of good cheese (we used Leerdammer)
  • Heinz Ketchup
  • Heinz Hot Sauce
  1. Slice the chicken breast in half, width ways (butterfly) and grill until cooked through. We cooked ours on a George Foreman, which cooked it through perfectly and reduced the fat.
  2. Whilst the chicken is cooking, slice your tomato, onion and lettuce
  3. Grill your bacon
  4. Toast all four slices of bread
  5. Fry your egg in a little oil and butter the toast
  6. Once all of the elements are ready, you'll need to start building your sandwich, layering it in the correct order, starting at the bottom:
  7. Toast - Fried Egg - Toast - Chicken - Bacon - Toast - Onion - Tomato - Cheese - Lettuce - Toast
  8. Add ketchup and a few splashes of hot sauce to the layer with the chicken and bacon in it
  9. You may want to stick a wooden skewer through to make sure it all stays together, but don't forget to remove it before eating!

¬†This sandwich is best enjoyed sitting on the veranda of a bungalow on a tropical island, but if all else fails, your living room will do! This is a seriously indulgent, Man vs. Food type sandwich and I’ll be impressed if you can eat the lot, but it’s ¬†holds a lot of sentimental value for Husband and I and was the perfect birthday treat.

Let me know if you try it, I’d love to know what you think.