The Captain’s Sunday Sandwich
This is the sandwich my father, Captain William M. Donnelly, used to make. It is important to use high-quality Black Forest ham and good rye bread.
2 slices seedless rye bread
Black Forest ham, sliced thin, as much as you like
Swiss cheese, a few thin slices
Red onion, very thinly sliced
Mustard and mayonnaise to taste
Ground black pepper
It is said that John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich, “invented” the sandwich while locked in a 24-hour card game. Nowadays, Gamblers Anonymous would have a field day with this. What, he couldn’t stop gambling long enough to fortify himself? All he did was ask his valet to put meat between two slices of bread so his cards wouldn’t get all greasy. His cronies started ordering “the same as Sandwich,” and hence the name was born.