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"I can’t believe I made this thing but I did! I hosted a 70s-style dinner party and this was a featured item on the table. I cut the entire recipe in half because there were few of us but if you were hosting more than 8 people (or you anticipated people wanting more than one thick slice each), you would want to keep the recipe as it is. I didn’t buy devilled ham and simply added in a few more flavourings, such as a teaspoon of red pepper jelly and I used crab meat instead of shrimp because we were serving shrimp in another dish. I also added in way more olives to that spread (roughly three times as many) to override the bitter nuts but I imagine that with any of these types of dishes, you’ll adjust to your own taste. Here are a few tips from my experience: - Add the zest of one lemon to the outside “icing” to cut the richness. I did and it made a big difference. - I wish I had thought to layer the fillings as the olive at the bottom, then ham, then the seafood. The way it was, the upper layers that included meat, olives and cream cheese were heavy on the delicate mayonnaise-based filling. - Chill the loaf before “icing” it because the bread and fillings are soft and can move too easily even if the outer layer is soft. - Take care to be sure each layer is tasty enough to be a stand-alone item. This dish is certainly only as good as its parts. The guests found the presentation of this dish to be hilarious and they found it tastier than they expected. I am glad I gave it a try, even though I doubt I would go to the fuss to make it again. "
Posted on 7/25/2013
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Posted 7/25/2013 2:13:02 PM REPORT ABUSE
Party Sandwich Loaf
Party Sandwich Loaf
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I can’t believe I made this thing but I did! I hosted a 70s-style dinner party and this was a featured item on the table. I cut the entire recipe in half because there were few of us but if you were hosting more than 8 people (or you anticipated people wanting more than one thick slice each), you would want to keep the recipe as it is. I didn’t buy devilled ham and simply added in a few more flavourings, such as a teaspoon of red pepper jelly and I used crab meat instead of shrimp because we were serving shrimp in another dish. I also added in way more olives to that spread (roughly three times as many) to override the bitter nuts but I imagine that with any of these types of dishes, you’ll adjust to your own taste. Here are a few tips from my experience: - Add the zest of one lemon to the outside “icing” to cut the richness. I did and it made a big difference. - I wish I had thought to layer the fillings as the olive at the bottom, then ham, then the seafood. The way it was, the upper layers that included meat, olives and cream cheese were heavy on the delicate mayonnaise-based filling. - Chill the loaf before “icing” it because the bread and fillings are soft and can move too easily even if the outer layer is soft. - Take care to be sure each layer is tasty enough to be a stand-alone item. This dish is certainly only as good as its parts. The guests found the presentation of this dish to be hilarious and they found it tastier than they expected. I am glad I gave it a try, even though I doubt I would go to the fuss to make it again.
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