Growing up in the Pacific Northwest give you so many food choice’s. Place’s come and go, but I think the place that has been missed the most by so many is Hoagies Corner Deli Market. Known for their delicious menu of hoagies all named differently for different countries. But the one that seem’s missed the most is the ” Cheesy British “.
Some of my most memorable moments are surrounded by this sandwich. I met my son’s father while ordering when I ran across the street to get this mouth watering delight. We stood there just staring and smiling at each other, too shy to even speak a word until friends intervened and started the ball rolling.
During my third trimester, the only thing I ate for dinner was Hoagies Corner’s Cheesy British. Then Hoagies Corner closed and we were all faced with this dilemma of where to get this very addicting sandwich. Then I stumbled on it, Hogan’s Market! One little corner store with the same international sandwich menu as our beloved and much missed Hoagies Corner. The Sandwich was even made exactly the same, three kinds of meat, iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, onions, cheese and the secret sauce!!!
Then one day even that store closed it’s door’s so that a big corporation could build their location there. Over the last few year’s there have been about three known locations that have popped up with the menu, but I have tried two out of three of these locations and have been extremely disappointed.
Which is why I have taken it upon myself to resurrect this extremely missed icon of our past. The following recipe is as close as I could come to tasting like the original thing. Every time I make them, everyone wants to come over for Cheesy British night. This Sandwich brings back so many memories for us all!!!.
There are 3 key things to making this sandwich. First the hoagie roll, it must be a bakery fresh hoagie sub roll (closest substitute would be Seattle International baking company French sandwich rolls). Second is the special sauce, this is a combo of Mayo and a touch of mustard. And third but by far the least is the paper that you wrap the sandwich in to heat it up in, Parchment paper!!!
And so now we get on to the much loved and missed sandwich we are all drooling at the mouth to taste!!
As a note: The Cheesy British typically only came with Cheddar, but I always added Swiss to it as well.
- Fresh Bakery Roll
- Shredded Lettuce
- 1/2 Onion – thinly sliced
- 1 Dill Pickle – thinly sliced (need 16 slices)
- 8 Slices of Mild Cheddar Cheese
- 8 Slices of Swiss Cheese (opitonal)
- 2 Medium Tomatoes – Thinly sliced
- 1/2 Lb. Thinly sliced Deli Roast Beef
- 1/2 Lb. Thinly sliced Deli Ham
- 1/2 Lb. Thinly sliced Deli Turkey
- 8 Tblsp Mayo
- 8 small drops Mustard
- Pre-mix the Mayo and Mustard together
- Cut hoagie roll in half lengthwise, spread mayonnaise mixture evenly across both halves
- Layer :
- Shredded Lettuce
- Sliced Onion – Not a lot, just a light layer
- 4 Sliced Pickles
- 4 slices Roast Beef
- 2 to 4 slices Ham depending on the thickness
- 3 to 4 slices Turkey depending on thickness
- 2 slices Cheddar Cheese
- 2 Swiss Cheese (optional)
- 2 to 3 slices Tomato
- Top with Bread and wrap tightly in Parchment Paper
- Microwave on high 1:15 to 1:25
- Serve and Enjoy!