This isn't a joke people. The Manwich is a treat for anyone who wishes to attempt it. Finishing this beast of bread is no small feat, and those that do will often be left with a sore stomach.
This sandwich is perfect for a growing boy that has just left home for University. It will seem like a lot of work and may be a wee bit expensive for a students budget, but it is so worth it in the end.
This sandwich was introduced to me by an old roommate of mine, and became an important tradition for both of us. We would plan the whole night, so we didn't have to have interruptions. Often we would make a large fruit smoothie to go along with this night, find a good TV show or movie, and gorge ourselves silly.
Just remember that you can put anything you desire into this sandwich. These are just my particular favourites.
- 1 French Loaf. For two people, both would get a half.
- 1 Rotisserie Chicken , already cooked from the normal supermarket
- Bacon, about 4 slices each
- Red Pepper (But it is really your choice)
- Cheese, grated. I prefer using Cheddar
- Potato Chips
- Hot Sauce
Each person can make their own half of the sandwich, the choice of what to put in it is yours. Slice your half of the loaf in half. Toast it in the over with some butter and garlic salt.
At the same time cook bacon on a frying pan off to the side until it gets nice and crispy.
Saute Onions and Red Peppers in another frying pan until the onions are translucent. By this time, the bread should be nicely toasted in the over. Remove it for the next stage.
Add the bacon, onions and red peppers to the loaf. Tear off the meat from the chicken in nice bite size pieces and add as well. At this point I like to dice up some jalapeños and throw them in as well.
Grate up some cheese and place on top over the rest of the ingredients. This will help anchor the rest of the ingredients in place.
Place back into the over and re-toast, letting the cheese melt and heating everything up again.
Remove from the oven and add remaining ingredients such as lettuce, mustard, ranch and so on. I especially like to add some potato chips just to make this a true sandwich masterpiece.
And that's it! Even though it has quite a bit of prep work, this sandwich is definitely worth the trouble. Its also great for leftovers, which is a good thing with how large this sandwich is. I hope you enjoy!