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HORS D'OEUVRES SANDWICH INSPIRED BY BACK TO SCHOOL

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8,904,927 views  Rodney Dangerfield made a career on thumbing his nose at social mores, making sexual advances toward older women, and eating a giant sandwich made out of hors d'oeuvres. Today we're honoring him, sandwiches, and the throngs of students returning to school with this towering example of 80s excess and flavorblindness. Recipe available in my book, coming out October 3rd!

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INGREDIENTS

For the Deviled Egg

For the Deviled Egg

Eggs

Eggs

mayonnaise

2 tbsp mayonnaise

white vinegar

1 tbsp white vinegar

grain mustard

1 tsp grain mustard

Onion powder

Onion powder

Celery salt

Celery salt

Paprika

Paprika

For the Meatball

For the Meatball

Ground beef

Ground beef

Breadcrumbs

Breadcrumbs

Eggs

Eggs

Spices

Spices

For the Spanakopita Filling

For the Spanakopita Filling

Spinach

Spinach

Garlic cloves, crushed

2.5 Garlic cloves, crushed

Dill, chopped

2 tbsp Dill, chopped

Feta

½ cup Feta

Filo dough (or store bought puff pastry)

Filo dough (or store bought puff pastry)

DIRECTIONS

1.

For the Deviled Eggs

1.

Start by steaming the eggs for 15 minutes and placing them into an ice bath immediately after.

Eggs

Eggs

2.

Peel, cut in half and separate the yolks from the eggs.

3.

To the yolks, add in the mayo, white vinegar, grain mustard, onion powder, and celery salt. Mix together.

mayonnaise

2 tbsp mayonnaise

white vinegar

1 tbsp white vinegar

grain mustard

1 tsp grain mustard

Onion powder

Onion powder

Celery salt

Celery salt

4.

Optionally scoop mixture into a piping bag and pipe into the center of eggs, or scoop into eggs via a spoon.

5.

Sprinkle with paprika and refrigerate until ready to use.

Paprika

Paprika

6.

For the Meatball

1.

In a large bowl, mix together ground beef, breadcrumbs, eggs, and spices.

Ground beef

Ground beef

Breadcrumbs

Breadcrumbs

Eggs

Eggs

Spices

Spices

2.

Roll into individual balls and place on a wire rack set in a baking sheet.

3.

Bake at 375°F for 15-20 minutes.

4.

Toss meatballs into the desired sauce and place on the stovetop for 45 minutes.

5.

For the Spanakopita

1.

Start by sauteing spinach in hot butter.

Spinach

Spinach

2.

Once wilted, add in crushed garlic cloves and saute until shrunken.

Garlic cloves, crushed

2.5 Garlic cloves, crushed

3.

If still too large, dump out onto a cutting board and chop to the desired size.

4.

Add in chopped dill and feta cheese.

Dill, chopped

2 tbsp Dill, chopped

Feta

½ cup Feta

5.

Lightly butter and stack the filo dough. Slice into 3” wide 12” long segments.

Filo dough (or store bought puff pastry)

Filo dough (or store bought puff pastry)

6.

Place 2 Tbsp of filling to the top. Fold into a triangle.

7.

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Brush the top of the triangles with melted butter.

8.

Bake for 20-25 minutes.

9.

For the Sandwich Assembly

1.

Slice the desired bread in half, scooping out half of the bread from each slice.

2.

Add in the meatballs, top with spanakopita, and deviled eggs.

3.

Slice and enjoy.

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