Make Ahead

Centraal sandwich

June  7, 2011
0 Ratings
  • Serves 2
Author Notes

My husband and I lived in Amsterdam the summer we got married. It was the ultimate honeymoon, and we took every opportunity to travel thoughout Europe. On our way to catch the trains from Centraal Station, we always picked up delicious sandwiches from a take-away spot that was en route. These were the best sandwiches I had that summer, in all of Europe, and while I've tried mightily to recreate them, they're just never quite the same. Must be the missing ambience. :)
If you prefer oven roasted to sundried tomatoes, simply substitute. As well, roasted turkey is a nice addition. —em-i-lis

What You'll Need
  • 4 thick slices fresh multi-grain bread (or two such rolls, sliced in half)
  • 1 handful fresh arugula
  • 4-6 best quality grilled and marinated artichokes (stem and heart); halved
  • 4-6 oil-packed sundried tomatoes, slightly drained, sliced
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 slices mozzarella di bufala
  • best quality olive oil (something with a real olive or peppery tinge is great)
  1. On one slice of bread, layer half of the arugula, artichokes and sundried tomatoes. There should still be enough oil on the tomatoes that it spreads over the veggies and into the bread. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Lay half of the mozzarella on top, drizzle lightly with good olive oil, and top with remaining slice of bread.
  2. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make the second sandwich.
  3. Wrap in foil, parchment, a napkin, whatever, so you don't lose any of the veggies, cheese or oil. Have extra napkins on hand!

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5 Reviews

fiveandspice June 18, 2013
Sounds wonderful. And, what a summer that must have been!
em-i-lis June 18, 2013
Thanks so much, Emily! It was such a magical summer. :)
inpatskitchen June 9, 2011
Love broodjes!! Remember them fondly while in Amsterdam 100 years ago!
Midge June 7, 2011
Lucky you to spend that much time in Amsterdam. These sound wonderful.
boulangere June 7, 2011
These would be lovely munched on in Amsterdam. Being on a honeymoon would add a nice touch, too.