ABC Sandwich

This was a specialty of the now-closed Pittman House Restaurant in Dallas, Texas.

Recipe Ingredients

1 cup mayonnaise

1/2 cup minced scallions

2 tablespoons brandy

1/4 teaspoon coarsely-ground black pepper

18 slices toasted whole-wheat bread

Leaf lettuce

12 ounces crabmeat, picked over well to remove any shells

Tomato slices

12 slices slab bacon, cut in half, cooked crisp and drained

2 avocados, sliced


  1. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, scallion and brandy, mixing well.
  2. For each sandwich, spread three pieces of bread with a portion of the mayonnaise mixture. Cover the first slice of bread with lettuce leaves, 2 ounces of crabmeat, and one or two tomato slices. Add the second slice of bread, and top with the four half-slices of bacon, a layer of avocado slices, another tomato slice or two, and more lettuce. Cover with the third slice of bread, secure the sandwich with wooden picks, if you like, and slice it in half.
  3. Serve the sandwiches immediately.

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