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Two-Ingredient Recipes: Celebrity Chef Sandwich Ideas

We asked our favorite TV chefs and gastronauts to share their simple, two-ingredient recipes for the most delectable sandwich ideas.

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William Brinson

Bacon and Peanut Butter

@SpoonForkBacon Bacon and peanut butter! …Toasted in butter :)

—Jenny Park and Teri Fisher, founders of

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William Brinson

Kentucky Ham with Pimento Cheese

@andrewzimmern Try a griddled, smoky-sweet Kentucky ham with pimento cheese on a roll.

Chef, host of Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods

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William Brinson

Drunken Goat Cheese and Beefsteak Tomato

@ginaandpatneely Nothing like pressing drunken goat cheese and beefsteak tomato on whole wheat bread on a @GeorgeForemanCo grill for a zero-effort panini!

Cohosts of Food Network’s Down Home with the Neelys and Road Tasted with the Neelys

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William Brinson

Lox and Avocado

@CandiceKumai Lunch pick-me-up? Go for lox and avocado on toasted sourdough. Omega-3 and good fats for slim hips!

Cookbook author, Iron Chef judge, costar of E!’s Playing with Fire

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William Brinson

Grilled Peaches over Mascarpone

@HautAppetit I love a sweet and warm bite of grilled peaches over mascarpone on toasted challah bread. #yummy

Elizabeth Minett, Founder of dessert blog

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William Brinson

Roasted Red Beets with Granny Smith Apples

@Jazzyvegetarian Roasted red beet slices topped with sliced Granny Smith apples. Serve open-faced on crusty bread!

Laura Theodore, Host of PBS’s Jazzy Vegetarian, cookbook author

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William Brinson

Tomato Jam with Scrambled Egg

@Tracy_Saelinger I have to say tomato jam with scrambled egg on a biscuit.

Food and lifestyle writer

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More two-ingredient sandwich ideas:

@Mariobatali My two fave sammie ingredients: fresh mozzarella and heirloom tomatoes on ciabatta!
Chef, TV personality, cookbook author, restaurateur

@Nigella_Lawson Hummus and Jarlsberg on toasted pumpernickel.
Cohost of ABC’s The Taste, author of Nigellissima

@stickyfingersdc Thinly sliced baked eggplant with spicy marinara sauce on a crusty Italian roll.
Doron Petersan Owner of Sticky Fingers Bakery, cookbook author, winner on Food Network’s Cupcake Wars

@plattypants fresh summer tomatoes & mayo ….

Adam Platt, New York Magazine restaurant critic

@DanielBoulud My perfect two-ingredient sandwich … Normandy butter and any charcuterie on crunchy baguette.
Chef, restaurateur, host of MOJO’s After Hours

  ripe avocado and thick cut, applewood smoked bacon

Host of Travel Channel’s Man V. Food and Amazing Eats; Food Network’s Best Thing I Ever Ate

my favorite 2-ingredient sandwich has to be almond butter + orange marmalade on sourdough
Executive Editor of & author of Bakeless Sweets

Lots of mayo + anything.
Adam Rapoport, Editor-in-Chief of Bon Appétit

@ruthreichl peanut butter and jelly‬

Ruth Reichl, former New York Times restaurant critic and editor of Gourmet


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