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Dudefood Tuesday: Spicy grilled sandwich

Spicy toasted sandwich |

Under this roof it’s all about health and vegetables lately.
First I have suffered for thirty days in which I had to eat like some cro magnon man and now it’s still prime time for veggies and fruities.
When the misses is on a diet roll, this Dude has to roll along and suffer the healthy consequences. Spicy toasted sandwich |

Yep, when the misses is into health food, I have to join in or just get out. And though I’m almost entirely cheesefree and absolutely bananafree for all my life, the Misses doesn’t think that counts as a diet. How’s that? Eating no bananas is a kind of diet in itself, isn’t it?

A couple of years back I stumbled on a diet which I managed to keep for several weeks. It was called the cucumber diet. In this diet program you could eat everything except for cucumber. A diet that was perfectly fitted for me.
Anyway, with all these diets and ‘yay for veggies’ vibes in the house, it becomes increasingly more difficult to ccok up a big peace of meat or sling something in the fryer. In these dark hours of DudeFood ness we have to fall back on quick snacks. Something like a grilled sandwich for instance. Toasted sandwiches are easy, quick an deliciously good.

Deliciously grilled sandwich with jalapeno peppers |
They become even better when you pimp your sandwich with some dudey and masculine ingredients. A good grilled sandwich is a delicacy at every moment of the day.
Here you have a recipe for a spicey and manly grilled sandwich.

Grilled Jalapeno sandwich

A toasted sandwich, with bacon, cheese, pesto, grilled paprika and jalapenos. Best sandwich for men with cohones.


For one sandwich you need:
  • 2 slices of manly bread (sourdough or wholegrain will do)
  • 1 tbsp green pesto (Pesto Genovese)
  • 1 slice of good ripe cheese
  • 2 thin strips of streaky bacon
  • 1 smoked paprika (those smoked ones you buy in a jar)
  • 1/2 Jalapeno, thinly sliced lengthwise and deseeded


  1. Get the smoked paprika from the jar and make sure you dry it somewhat with paper towel.
  2. Distribute the pesto evenly on one slice of bread
  3. Put the following on the pesto side: the smoked paprika, cheese, thinly sliced jalapeno and the streaky bacon. Finish with the second slice of bread.
  4. Grill the sandwich for about four minutes in a toaster or grillpan (when you use a grillpan, turn the sandwich after two minutes)
  5. Plate up the sandwich with some very good ketchup and enjoy the flavors of creamyness, combined with spiceyness.

About the author

Tom Gerrets

Since recently promoted to sales manager at Simone's Kitchen, he is still working towards his ultimate goal; to become a celebrated hobby chef.. ;)

After a few enervating cooking courses he became really interested in preparing dishes. His sometimes cynical outlook on the world and the actualities at least do not leave a bitter taste in his dishes.
With Carpe Diem as his life motto Tom is thé Bourgondiër pur sang on this culinary blog and the inventer of the Dudefood Kitchen.


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