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Shooter's sandwich

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Shooter's sandwich
A shooter's sandwich
Place of originEngland
InventedEdwardian era
Main ingredientsSteak
Ingredients generally usedMushrooms, salt, and pepper
Similar dishesBeef Wellington

The shooter's sandwich is a steak sandwich consisting of cooked steak and mushrooms placed inside a hollowed-out loaf of bread and then weighted down. This popular English sandwich is likened to beef Wellington using bread rather than pastry.

A shooter's sandwich with salad

A shooter's sandwich is prepared by filling a long, hollowed-out loaf of bread with cooked filet mignon steak, cooked mushrooms, salt, and pepper.[1][2] Weights are then placed atop the sandwich to squeeze it down. Typically the sandwich is weighted down overnight, which causes meat juices to soak into the bread.[1]

Other cuts of beef, such as rump steak, ribeye, and sirloin are also used to prepare the item. Cooked onions or shallots are sometimes used,[2][3][4][5][6] as is duxelles, a sautéed preparation of mushrooms, onions or shallots, and herbs, reduced to a paste.[6][7] Dijon mustard and horseradish are sometimes used as accompanying condiments.[3][4]


The shooter's sandwich originated in England during the Edwardian era.[8][9][10] It was created as a way for hunters to take a hearty lunch with them. It is now enjoyed both for at-home meals or as a portable food item when travelling.[9][11]

The sandwich became a minor Internet meme[12] after an April 7, 2010 article written by Tim Hayward and published by The Guardian declared the shooter's sandwich the best sandwich in the world.[9][10][12][13] The Guardian's article also described the sandwich as a "triumph of Edwardian cuisine".[9]

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  1. ^ a b Wilson, B. (2010). Sandwich: A Global History. Edible series. Reaktion Books. p. 61. ISBN 978-1-86189-891-3. Retrieved April 14, 2017.
  2. ^ a b David, E.; O'Neill, M. (1955). Summer Cooking. New York Review Books classics. New York Review Books. p. 212. ISBN 978-1-59017-004-5. Retrieved April 14, 2017.
  3. ^ a b Fulton, M. (1986). Encyclopedia of food and cookery. Gallery Books. p. 363. ISBN 978-0-8317-2799-4. Retrieved April 14, 2017.
  4. ^ a b "4 Close-Up, High-Def, Insanely Awesome Shooter's-Style Sandwiches". Serious Eats. April 11, 2017. Retrieved April 14, 2017.
  5. ^ Hayward, Tim (April 7, 2010). "How to make a shooter's sandwich". The Guardian. Retrieved April 14, 2017.
  6. ^ a b Graves, H. (2015). 101 Sandwiches: A collection of the finest sandwich recipes from around the world. EBL-Schweitzer. Ryland Peters & Small. pp. pt278–281. ISBN 978-1-78249-299-3. Retrieved April 17, 2017.
  7. ^ Kapadia, Jess (March 21, 2013). "Duxelles Dreams Spawn The Shooter Sandwich". Food Republic. Retrieved April 17, 2017.
  8. ^ Chillag, Ian (November 7, 2011). "Sandwich Monday: The Shooter's Sandwich". NPR. Retrieved April 14, 2017.
  9. ^ a b c d Hayward, Tim (April 7, 2010). "The best sandwich ever?". The Guardian. Retrieved April 14, 2017.
  10. ^ a b Ramsden, James (November 10, 2014). "The sandwich is dead! Long live the sandwich!". The Guardian. Retrieved April 14, 2017.
  11. ^ Squire, J.C.; Scott-James, R.A. (1936). The London Mercury. Field Press Limited. p. 39. Retrieved April 14, 2017.
  12. ^ a b Miles, Jonathan (October 19, 2016). "How to Make the Ultimate Deer Stand-Wich". Field & Stream. Retrieved April 17, 2017.
  13. ^ Park, Michael Y. (April 14, 2017). "World's Best Sandwich?". Epicurious. Retrieved April 17, 2017.

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