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boxing day #gammon club #sandwich + all-night clubbing

boxing day #gammon club #sandwich + all-night clubbing

club sandwich
I remember my clubbing days back in PE so well – we had to take our sunglasses along as we only left the club around 6 am the next day. After a night of dancing and “patsy’ing” sunglasses was the only protection against the glaring sun…! Those were indeed amazing and carefree days + nights!

{greasy hangover remedy}
We also usually ended up at someone’s house starving for something – anything …that might ease the heavy hangover…! It was always something greasy and over the top from bacon and eggs to tangy cheese toast – we did not mind, as long it had some flavour and far reaching medical properties when it comes to treating the dehydration and excesses from the night before….

These days I have evolved somewhat and the greasy door stopping sandwiches of an adventurous youth have given way to some things a little more sophisticated.


{boxing day leftover club sandwich}
Let me share with you my take on a club sandwich today – which will go down a treat come Boxing Day. It is just the right Christmas leftover sarmie…. I used some of the leftover gammon, fresh lettuce and tomatoes. The cheese I used is the deliciously salty, fried Halloumi. But you can choose any type of cheese – I would suggest that you go with something like Emmental cheese.

Always remember to add mayonnaise to each slice of bread otherwise the toast of your Club sandwich will tend to remain dry. Serve this dish with a few extra slices of gherkins and mustard on the side. This is simple, honest and tasty.



boxing day #gammon club #sandwich + all-night clubbing
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Serves: 2
  • 6 slices of white bread, lightly toasted
  • 2 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp mustard of your choice
  • 2 slices of cooked gammon
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 2 gherkins, sliced
  • lettuce, sliced
  • Fried Halloumi cheese
  • 4 large slices of Halloumi
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • squeeze of lemon juice
  • salt and black pepper for seasoning
  1. Fry the Halloumi in hot butter till golden brown.
  2. Add a squeeze of lemon juice.
  3. Smear mayonnaise generously on each toast. And now add or stack your ingredients to your personal preference or taste.

how to beef up a beef sandwich with my mom’s sweet and sour mustard

how to beef up a beef sandwich with my mom’s sweet and sour mustard

This is my ultimate beef sandwich. Fabulous bread, some roasted beef leftovers, gherkins, onions, tomatoes, avos and then my mom’s sweet and sour mustard. This specific mustard is something I had to make weekly when I grew up. It’s the South African sweet & sour mustard (soet mostert) but without the condensed milk. It goes perfectly with beef + pork + turkey and just about anything else.

So the real secret that I am letting you in on is mom’s recipe … so you better give it a try and then keep the recipe to yourself. Bon appétit!

Watch me make this by clicking here.


If you substitute the mustard with 1 teaspoon of mustard powder you can also use it as a “mayonnaise” for your potato salad.
Use the “mayonnaise” with cooked onions and you have “slaphakskeentjies”.
It keeps very well in the fridge for over a week.




how to beef up a beef sandwich with my mom’s sweet and sour mustard
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Sweet and sour mustard
  • Sandwich
  • Bread of your choice
  • Roasted beef, sliced
  • Gherkins, sliced
  • Tomatoes, sliced
  • Red onions, sliced
  • Avocado, sliced
  • Chilies, chopped
  • Salt and pepper for seasoning
  • Mustard Sauce
  • 3 Eggs
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • ½ cup Vinegar (I use spirit vinegar)
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 1 heaped Tbsp Masterfoods Hot Mustard (Shop around for this, it is worth it if you like a hot mustard :-))
  1. Beat the eggs and add the sugar little by little until mixture is light and fluffy.
  2. Add salt and then add the vinegar slowly while beating well.
  3. Place your sauce over a double boiler and whisk until the mixture starts to heat up and thicken.
  4. Just before your sauce starts to boil, remove from the heat and add the mustard. Mix through.
  5. Allow your mustard sauce to cool before serving.
  6. Put your sandwich together and smother with some of this delicious mustard.