One of the major voices in food journalism has revealed his choice for the best sandwich of all time — but it may not be for everyone. Sam Sifton, former restaurant critic for The New York Times, writes in a new report in the publication: “My most favorite sandwich is fried eggplant, mozzarella and roast beef on an Italian hero, with hot peppers and a slash of mayonnaise.”
Sifton reports that the sandwich comes from Defonte’s Sandwich Shop, “on Columbia Street in Brooklyn, near the exit to the Hugh Carey Tunnel that leads from Red Hook to the Battery in Manhattan.” While warning that the sandwich is “huge and outrageously rich,” he describes it as “a beautiful torpedo of food — crunchy, silken, sweet and spicy all at once.”
He goes on to provide instructions for duplicating the sandwich at home. For the complex step-by-step procedure, please click on the link to The New York Times near the top of this story.