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Adventures in Expensive Sandwiches: 'Wichcraft Anchovy

Adventures in Expensive Sandwiches: 'Wichcraft Anchovy

On my last adventure in expensive sandwiches, I declared that while I will (in rare cases) pay $10 for a sandwich, it'd better be divinely delicious, pretty hefty, and well assembled. I can especially be persuaded to part with serious dough if the sandwich features somewhat weird ingredients, and this white anchovy and soft-cooked egg sandwich from 'Wichcraft is a far cry from turkey and swiss.I've sampled several sammies at 'Wichcraft, the chain cofounded by Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio, and the results have been hit or miss. The slow-roasted pork with red cabbage and jalapeños is divine; the chicken salad is merely ordinary. Obviously, if you hate anchovies, you should probably skip this one, but for the more adventurous, this truly innovative and bold sandwich is worthy of its $8.95 price tag. To find out why, and get the recipe,


The frisée adds an edgy texture to the mild anchovies, and the egg is a creamy counterpoint to the garlicky salsa verde and sweet roasted onion. If you don't have a 'Wichcraft nearby — or if you shudder at the thought of shelling out $8.95 for a sandwich — I've come up with a recipe that lets you re-create it at home.

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Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
Well, mashing it with the back of a dork would give it some extra flavor ;)
literatured literatured 8 years
And wow... I meant fork.
literatured literatured 8 years
The only difference is... soft boiled egg, and we toast the bread and, using the back of a dork, 'mash' the egg into the bread :) (Yes, I was a manager at 'wichcraft... hah.) Anyone who loves anchovies absolutely adores this sandwich.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
I love anchovies! the local pizza place here knows me as the "fish lady" cause i swear i am the only one that wants them on my pizza!
Advah Advah 8 years
I LOVE anchovies! I might skip the egg as I don't think my stomach could handle anchovies AND egg though. Oooh makes me want to whip out my grandma's recipe for anchovies cooked in vinegar, garlic and capers. :P
superfoxml superfoxml 8 years
'Wichcraft is fabulous. Every time I go to Vegas I go there.
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 8 years
I hope someone picks me up one of these.
taratootie taratootie 8 years
Seriously Yum, last week with the Branston Pickle and this week with the white anchovies (love it)?! Now all you need is to feature marmite and youll have a trifecta of delicious (but not widely loved) sammie ingredients!
TxRdRaider TxRdRaider 8 years
Love 'Wichcraft!
AlliJean AlliJean 8 years
'wichcraft has an amazing chickpea sando that I LOVE. Try it for round 2, I would love to make it at home!
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
Ooh, I love me some anchovies!
partysugar partysugar 8 years
Considering good quality white tuna costs more than this sandwich, I will definitely be heading to Wichcraft to try it soon!
SublimeChica SublimeChica 8 years
That. Looks. AMAZING. I'm speechless.
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