The American sub, also called the all-American sub, American sub, blue cat, hams sandwich or Hamburger, is simply a variation of the traditional ham and cheese sandwich. It is probably not as well known or talked about in the English language as the aforementioned sandwiches, but it is one of the more popular American foods outside of the hamburger. It has its own devoted fan-base in the United States.
Although there are as many variations of the American sub as there are ingredients, what remains consistent is that it contains either ham or Swiss cheese. This version is most commonly prepared with Canadian bacon, but there are those who include other types of meat such as Canadian pike or scallops. The choice is entirely up to you and is often served on its own, or accompanied by another type of sandwich like an open-faced Reuben or a Hoagie. Alternately, the American ham and cheese can be served on their own as well.
There are a number of variations of the American sub, which have become very popular over time. One of these is the master case. A master case is a dish which contains three or more items. For example, a basic sandwich could contain two slices of American bread, one slice of Swiss cheese, one piece of tomato, and half of a cup of reduced fat milk. Within this sandwich there can be as many variations as there are ingredients.
Another popular version of the American submarine sandwich is made with Canadian bacon. In this version, the Canadian bacon is replaced with American cheese. The resulting sandwich is then topped with lettuce and mayonnaise. This version usually contains three to four slices of the American bread with the remaining ingredients being tomato, reduced fat milk, and mayonnaise.
The all-american sub is almost identical to the American version. The only main difference between the American version and the all-american sub is the use of ham. Many diners prefer the all-american sub simply because it contains ham whereas the American version contains ham. As with the other variations of the sandwich, the all-american sub can contain as many as four slices of bread.
A variation on the all-american sandwich is made with Italian bread. This sandwich is also available with or without ham. In an attempt to up the protein content of the sandwich, the ham is replaced with Italian style bell peppers instead of Swiss cheese. The result is a sandwich that contains pepperoni instead of the ham. A thin-sliced salami is also added to the mix for added flavor.
Another popular choice in the all-American sub is the American version which contains Italian style tomatoes instead of green lettuce. Italian style tomatoes are much smaller than typical green or red lettuce. Green lettuce is very rare in an American veal so this little variety is extremely welcome. The American version usually contains one to two deli slices of bread with enough sauce to coat both. Typically the sauce is replaced with tomato sauce, which is a traditional Italian ingredient. Typical American ingredients include bacon, onions, and bell peppers.
There are countless variations of the all-american cheese and ham sandwich. Some contain ham, garlic, or another ingredient. Some contain just ham. There are enough choices for every individual’s preferences. For the most part, Americans seem to go for the ham sandwich more often than the other versions.
Another option for the American Submarine Sandwich is the famous cubed cheese. Cubed cheddar is the traditional cheese for the sandwich and usually contains real cream cheese inside. Most sandwich buns have whole grain bread in them. For that reason, a meal with the cubed cheddar cheese would be better if served cold. Cold sandwiches tend to be better with tomato sauce or salad dressing. You can add additional items to the sandwich if you wish to have something other than ham and cheese.
If you are not very hungry, you might want to consider adding another ingredient to the sandwich. Salami is always a popular addition to the American Sub because it has a very mild flavor. Many times salami can be used as a meat alternative instead of the more common ham. Italian sausage, ham, and green peppers make for an excellent sandwich in general. These are excellent for parties when there is a lot of people eating, but it might not be the best food for you if you are trying to lose weight. Italian sausage, ham, and green peppers can make for a delicious meal that you can enjoy with your co-workers, no matter what their weight is.
In closing, an all-American sub sandwich sounds like a great idea. You can get a good price on these, if you shop at the end of the day. If you are trying to eat healthier, lettuce and tomato are a great addition to the ingredients. Make sure that you cut the ham into smaller pieces so that the nutrition of the sandwich is still intact.