The National Sandwich Idea contest was held between 1956 and 1981. It was sponsored by the Wheat Flour Institute. Each year 20 sandwich recipes, created by Food Service professionals, were chosen as the top sandwich recipes from hundreds of entries.

The McIntosh Sandwich was the number #1 recipe chosen in 1962.

It was created by Charles Frowenfelt of New York. He worked for the Brass Rail restaurants in New York.


McIntosh Sandwich - 1962 #1 winner

12 slices enriched white sandwich bread
Mayonnaise or salad dressing
Mustard
12 (1-oz) slices of baked ham
36 to 48 thinly sliced rings McIntosh apples, unpeeled (6 small apples)
24 (1-oz) slices process American cheese

Spread bread lightly with mayonnaise or salad dressing, then with mustard.
Cover each bread slice with 1 slice of ham, 4 rings of apple and 2 slices of cheese.
Arrange open face sandwiches on baking sheet.
Broil, open face, until cheese melts and is slightly brown.
Serve hot, open face, 2 sandwich slices per serving.

Makes 6 servings.

Source: Portsmouth Times newspaper, Sep 5, 1962