Yesterday, Serious Eats posted my “A Sandwich a Day” feature about the Corned Beef Tongue Reuben Panino at Duckfat in Portland, Maine. An excerpt:
Made with ciabatta instead of rye, the fresh bread had a crunchy crust while maintaining a chewy interior. And who needs brisket when you have tongue, which was terrific—succulent with a salty, almost gamey flavor. The cabbage offered contrasting crispiness and slight sweetness to the meat, while the melted cheese and the dressing lubricated the whole affair in a tasty way without turning it into a mess.
No stop at Duckfat is complete without an order of Hand-Cut Belgian Fries made with local Maine potatoes and fried (double-fried, actually) in duck fat, of course. Served in a paper cone, mine were perfectly salted, crispy, and delicious. There are eight homemade dipping sauces available; I think my choice of horseradish mayo helped pull the whole meal together.
For more information, check out the Serious Eats story, here.