Wenzel Sandwich – Connecticut

Alpha Delta Pizza in New Haven, Connecticut, has been feeding hungry Yale students for years. The Wenzel is one of their best-selling sandwiches, with between 150 and 200 subs sold on an

Wenzel Sandwich - CT

average weeknight. Urban legend has it that the sandwich was named for Eric Wenzel, class of 2004, who was a football and lacrosse athlete at Yale. Wenzel apparently repeatedly ordered this special request sandwich, asking for the chicken to be covered in hot sauce. He kept ordering it, and then his friends began ordering it, and it caught on, until it finally became an official menu item.

Yeah, we know this is basically a buffalo chicken sammie, but boy is it ever good. Use sharp provolone here as the flavor really elevates the sandwich.

Wenzel Sandwich

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 2 hoagie or submarine rolls
  • 2 fried chicken breasts
  • Hot sauce such as Franks or Crystal’s
  • Mayonnaise
  • 2 slices sharp provolone
  • Shredded iceberg lettuce
  • Tomato, sliced

Instructions

Slice hoagie rolls, then toast. Slice the fried chicken in flat slices, then douse with hot sauce. Spread mayo on both sides of toasted hoagie roll. Layer chicken, then cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes. Top with the hoagie roll topper.

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