The General Grant sandwich was born of the Civil War.
Gen. Ulysses S. Grant could have only dreamed of a sandwich so grand and delicious as he chased Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee across northern Virginia during the Civil War.
No less than 10 years separated his second term as president of the United States from the devastation of the war and the overabundance of food at his 1873 Inauguration.
- Scott C. Anderson is associate food service director and chef with Shepherd University dining services in Shepherdstown, W.Va.
The General Grant
2 slices hearty New York rye bread with seeds
1-1/2 tablespoons honey mustard
2 slices Wisconsin-aged brick cheese
2 slices Wisconsin 10-year aged cheddar cheese
4 Granny Smith slices, peeled
4-ounces thinly sliced smoked ham
2 slices 1/8-inch thick red onion