How to make a “Hollywood Sandwich”…

Disclaimer:  I love food.  It’s not just about eating it (I have to keep telling myself that).  It’s about the tradition, preparation, process, and the sharing of a well made meal with friends and family.  I love to make meals and it’s enhanced when I have some friends to keep me company.  So, from time to time, this blog will include some food porn posts.  I hope you enjoy as much as I do.

Hollywood Sandwich

Some may be asking, “What the hell is a Hollywood Sandwich”.  Well that’s what I’m about to show you!  This sandwich is one of my absolute favorite things in the world.  This is because it encompasses most of the things that I love about preparing and eating food.  Let’s start with the history.

The Hollywood Sandwich found it’s way into my family via my mother’s father.  Back in the day, he was a professional musician in Los Angeles and often recorded for the major studios.  He even managed to play trumpet on the old Batman TV show!  But I digress.  On mornings when he would arrive on the lot, craft services would serve the musicians and talent these hot s’wiches that consisted of fried egg, cheese, and ham, all stuck between buttered french bread and then all of it toasted in a pan like a grilled cheese. Ever since I can remember, my grandpa would make these tasty sandwiches on the mornings of holidays.  I always loved the way that he prepared for this task and as I grew older he tutored me in his procedures and method.  First he would butter the toast, then comes the chopping of the cheese and ham.  Next, fry the eggs and then put it all together in between the bread and sizzle away!

Adrie gets ready to cut some ham.

Kait preps the bread.

Thick cut ham.

Adrie, Kyle and Kait hamming it up.

As I’ve grown older, I have assumed responsibility for this morning task and have, over the years, taught my sisters my process and method for this traditional family meal.


Now days, I prepare this with my sisters and we all work together to complete our parts of the preparation.  Grandpa can finally sit back and just eat a couple of sandwich halves (they usually come out by the half and people eat them hot out of the pan).  They’re delicious and I can’t wait for the next holiday.

3 thoughts on “How to make a “Hollywood Sandwich”…

  1. The picture of Adrienne holding the spatula looks like the one I took of Kyle at a dinner night. That pose must be in the blood. I need to have me one of these sandis. Look bomb!

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