Football Sandwich for a Football Party

If you’re planning a Football Party for either the NFL playoffs or the upcoming Super Bowl, here’s the perfect sandwich to serve your football fans.  It’s a super easy sandwich to make or you can even make a really large football from individual sandwich sections for a great edible centerpiece.


What a perfect sandwich for football season and especially for the Super Bowl parties.  What guy won’t be pleasantly surprised when you set this sandwich in front of him?  It is super easy to make and it is definitely a crowd pleaser.  The football sandwich also works well with whole wheat bread, but in case you haven’t tried pumpernickel, it is great tasting with no strong flavor like rye bread.

For the Football:

  • 2 slices pumpernickel bread
  • Zucchini /apple  ( for Laces)
  • Chives
  • Sandwich filling
  • Red grapes / lettuce  (garnish)

Stack bread slices and then cut out a large football shape, cutting from one corner to the opposite corner.  For a bigger sandwich use 4 slices, making one half of the football from each double layer.  Place halves together and then finish football.

Using either zucchini or apple, cut two curved slices to form the end “lacing”.  Cut four or five tiny slices for the remaining “lacing”.  Set chive stem on football, running lengthwise, as shown.  Then add lacing pieces.  Garnish with lettuces and red grapes.

From the FoodChics upcoming book … FUNtastic Party Sandwiches … coming soon.

Posted on January 8, 2011

Category : Good Eats

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