Apr 13, 2010

Sandwichon & Love

I know I said awhile back that I would post my recipe for SANDWICHON and here it finally is!

The Mr and I LLLLOOOOOVVVVEEEE sandwichon!

For those of you who don’t know what a SANDWICHON is, it’s basically a sandwich cake.The final product looks like an iced cake with fruit and nuts on top but the inside is bread and chicken salad. Most of the time you will see it with pineapple and cherries on top. It really looks like a cake! I don't do pineapple because my taste buds get all swollen so we used mango. Just as awesome!

I’ve found that most people don’t know what it is and it’s really only known in Mexico and areas near Mexico. There are so many different ways to make it too. Some people put pimento spread in it and others use potted meat.

I use chicken salad and it’s my version of chicken salad. Everyone has their own!

FYI: This recipe will make a 1/3 of a cake.

My Chicken Salad
-1/3 white onion
-1/4 cup of shredded carrots
-1 rib of celery
-4 - 5 chicken breasts (boiled)
-1 tsp kosher salt
-Ground pepper
-1/2 to 1 cup of light miracle whip
-1 jar of Del Monte Mango slices in juice

Cream Cheese frosting
-1 8oz package of light cream cheese (softened at room temperature)
-1 8oz container of light sour cream
-1/4 cup of mango juice

1 loaf of whole wheat bread
1/4 cup chopped pecans

First things first: Boil your chicken on medium heat for about hour so that it will easily fall apart when it’s done. Then let it cool and get to work on the rest.

In a food processor add onion, carrots, celery and chop finely. Transfer to a medium size bowl.
By now the chicken has cooled so you can put it in the food processor as well and chop it pretty finely as well. Then add to the bowl with the vegetable mixture and mix together.

Now add the miracle whip and 1/4 cup of mango juice. The chicken mixture should be moist and not dry so if you need to add more miracle whip do so.

Now take your bread and slice the crusts off.

I know, what a waste but you can give them to some ducks or birds or turn them into bread crumbs for later use.

Now will come the cake part: Place 4 bread slices side by side, spoon over and spread around a 1/4 cup of the chicken salad on top, then another layer of bread, and then more chicken salad until the bread and chicken salad are all done. It should have at least 4 layers.

To make the cream cheese frosting: In a small bowl whip cream cheese until creamy and then fold in the sour cream and mango juice. Frosting should NOT be runny.

Frost the SANDWICHON as if frosting a cake with the cream cheese frosting and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.

Overnight is best.

When you are ready to serve it place mango slices on the top of the cake and sprinkle pecans. Slice up like a cake and enjoy!

This is a picture of a finished one that I found because I didn't get a finished picture of ours due to it being eaten up so quickly! Maybe next time.

I think my favorite part about making this was that the Mr and I made it together. It was his idea to try to make it and so we did. We don't usually work well in the kitchen because I'm so OCD about the way things are done. When we made this the only thing we argued about was the making of the frosting...lol!

Mr Galvan, I love you very much and am grateful for you and the way you take care of and love me. Not only are you my husband but you are my best friend. Thank you for all that you do to take care of our family. YOU are amazing! God truly blessed me!

~Mrs Galvan~


Jason and Michelle said...

I'm not a fan of sandwichon, but I'd be willing to try yours sometime to see if it changes my mind. :-) I think the "icing" is always put on way too thick. Sounds like a fun date night though to cook together!

sheila badeaux said...

I looove sandichon! I been wanting to make it for years! I will definitely try yours out! Thanks for posting this, Leslie!

Anonymous said...

Here I am in California looking for a recipe and what are the odds of finding your recipe. Love the picture Cuz!

Anonymous said...

Been looking for this recipe forever...FINALLY got it. Thanks a bunch! I will try!

Anonymous said...

My niece passed this on to me, but since I have mango allery I will use pineapple and pineapple juice. Thanks for sharing this, I have been looking for GOOD RECEPI. Congrats on your relationship with your husband. Awsome couple, you compliment each other very well. Share future yummies with me ezsquint_1@yahoo.com Be blessed.

Carrie said...

I'm laughing as I scrolled down and saw your photo - I recognized you and your husband from my visits to Brownsville and BCF over the last 8 years. I've been craving sandwichon and was Googling recipes to make sure I was getting everything I needed when I go to the store tomorrow. Montana will never be the same again after I introduce it to a South Texas sandwichon. Thanks, Carrie (Sullivan) Escobedo

Gloria Cook said...

Do not eat this. You will die of a heart attack instantly.