The Earl of Sandwich is my personal hero. So glad that he decided to ask for some meat between two slices of bread during a card game centuries ago, at least as food folklore goes.
The sandwich has since proliferated across the world and across cultures, including the Amish who have put their stamp of culinary creativity on the humble sandwich. From classic grilled cheese to a hearty BLT, these sandwiches are not only easy to make but also bursting with flavor. Whether you're in the mood for something meaty or veggie-friendly, there's a sandwich on this list for everyone. So, put down the boring PB&J and get ready to indulge in these amazing sandwich creations. Trust us, you won't be disappointed!
🥪 What Are Some Favorite Amish Sandwiches?
Of course a classic is the Amish church spread sandwich!
I've seen some crazy combinations too like apple butter and pickle sandwiches. Um, no thanks.
Amish sandwiches are often served at potlucks, picnics, and other community gatherings. They are also a popular lunch option for Amish school children.
Here are some additional thoughts about Amish sandwiches:
- Amish sandwiches are typically made with fresh, local ingredients.
- Amish sandwiches are often made with simple, home-style recipes.
- Amish sandwiches are a popular way for Amish people to share a meal together.
- Amish sandwiches are a delicious and wholesome way to enjoy a meal.
🥡 Where to get an Amish-made sandwich?
There are many Amish stores - bakeries, bulk food, and delis, usually - that offer custom-made sandwiches from the meat counter. Man, they are usually amazing, overstuffed and fresh. Usually, there is a little form at the counter that you fill out indicating all the fixin's that you get on the sandwich, you turn it in and await the sandwich bliss. Some of my favorite places for these "sandwich board sandwiches" include:
Country Crust Bakery - Bainbridge, Ohio
The Home Place - Georgetown, Ohio
Fountain Acre Foods - Richmond, Indiana
I am sure there are plenty of other Amish and Mennonite businesses that offer such sandwiches, well, I know there are, but those are just a few I am personally familiar with.
⛪ Church Sandwiches
I have seen some unusual sandwiches among the Plain people, but perhaps no more so than apple butter and pickle sandwiches that I saw at a German Baptist conference. Um...I just couldn't get myself to try it.
🙋 FAQ Amish Sandwich Questions
Most Amish homes feature a lot of home-baked bread, perfect for slicing onto sandwiches. However, there are times when store-bought bread is preferred. If someone is hosting a church gathering with 500 people, homemade bread would be impractical, so in cases of large gatherings, they'll often buy bread in bulk for quick sandwiches.
While a homemade sandwich on homemade bread is most common, if an Amish person is out and about, a stop at the local Subway is considered a treat and not unhead of!
📜 Five Amish Sandwich Recipes To Try!
Here are five unusual and interesting sandwiches from my Amish recipe files. Most of these are old recipes from old posts. A housekeeping note, we are slowly going back and refreshing and revamping old posts with new photos and formatting. Most of the recipes below - while amazing - aren't necessarily print friendly and bedecked with awesome photos. Still, the recipes are absolutely worth a look and a try!
Memorial Day Picnic Recipe: Homemade Sandwich Spread
I'm always a little leery of homemade sandwich spreads. No, they are delicious. The original Amish Cook, Elizabeth Coblentz, had a recipe for one that she made herself quite frequently. And it was delicious. Back in the early 90s she gave me a jar to take home. Those were the heady early days of The
Amish Lunch Bucket Recipe: Bologna and Cheese Spread Sandwiches
Even the Amish struggle for inspiration about what to pack in those lunch buckets. Most Amish call them lunch buckets, which is a fun variation on lunch pail, or what I used to call it: lunch box. I was flipping through an old Amish cookbook from 40 years
Beef Sandwiches and Cheese Mayonnaise Sandwiches
I am a fan of sandwiches: thick bread, spreads, cheese, tomatoes, etc, all of those are the building blocks of a great sandwich and I'm always up for one. Two Amish sandwich recipes from the 1950s caught my eye recently. I wrote yesterday about the tenuous and murky connection between Amish and
Tired of the same old ham sandwich? Try this delicious ham sandwich, consisting of ham in a wonderful marinade and then slowly baked.