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Shooter’s Sandwich is a smushed, layered sandwich filled with a variety of ingredients, most commonly including cooked steaks, mushrooms and onions. Photographs of home-cooked variations of the sandwich are often shared on the /r/food subreddit.
According to The Guardian, the shooter sandwich was originally made during the Edwardian era as a portable beef Wellington that could be prepared a day in advance. On November 13th, 1996, the cooking show Two Fat Ladies demonstrated how to prepare a shooter’s sandwich in Season 1 Episode 6 titled “Food in the Wild.” On April 7th, 2010, The Guardian published an article on how to prepare a shooter’s sandwich, referring to it as “the best sandwich ever.”
The same day on April 7th, 2010, Redditor stootam submitted the article to the /r/food subreddit, where it gained over 450 upvotes and 120 comments prior to being archived. Three days later, Flickr user ManiacalV uploaded a gallery of images featuring the “unboxing” of a shooter’s sandwich (shown below), which cited the Reddit post as the inspiration for the idea (shown below).
On March 19th, 2011, The Guardian’s slideshow was reposted by Redditor lyth to /r/reddit.com, where he referred to the creation as “the most revolutionary sandwich that has ever existed.” Before it was archived, the post gathered more than 2,200 up votes and 380 comments before being archived. On January 21st, 2012, Redditor Gammachan submitted a gallery photographs documenting his shooter’s sandwich creation to /r/food, where it accumulated upwards of 1,600 upvotes and 190 comments prior to being archived.
On April 27th, the food blog All Serious Eats published an article about a shooter’s sandwich made with 16 burgers from the restaurant In-N-Out. On August 15th, 2013, Business Insider published an article highlighting several customized versions of the shooter’s sandwich, including a chicken parm shooter and fajita shooter. On December 6th, YouTuber Food Wishes uploaded a video demonstrating how to make a shooter’s sandwich (shown below). As of April 2014, over 150 posts containing the keywords “shooter sandwich” have been submitted to the /r/food subreddit.
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