Chapters, Authors, and Recipes

What follow are the chapters of Minnesota Lunch: From Pasties to Banh Mi and a sneak peek at the recipes that make the book a home cook’s delight.

1) The Fried Walleye Sandwich: The Fish That Very Nearly Got Away | Susan Pagani
Includes recipes for the Walleye Po’Boy (from Blackbird Restaurant) and Chef Shack’s Pickled Ramp Tartar Sauce

Becca Dilley / Minnesota Lunch

2) The Vietnamese Banh Mi Sandwich: Darling of the Twin Cities Foodie Scene | Lori Writer
Includes recipes for the traditional Banh Mi sandwich and 20.21’s “Banh Mi” Pork Sandwich

Becca Dilley / Minnesota Lunch

3) Pasties and Porketta: The Soul of the Iron Range | James Norton

Becca Dilley / Minnesota Lunch

Includes recipes for Cornish Pasties, Not-So Traditional Pasties with beef brisket, Lunch-and-Dessert Pasties, and Italian Porketta

Katie Cannon / Minnesota Lunch

4) The State Fair Turkey Sandwich: The Great Minnesota Get-Together Meets the Great Minnesota Poultry | Jill Lewis
Includes recipe for a State Fair Turkey Sandwich

Becca Dilley / Minnesota Lunch

5) The Hot Dago: Sausage, Sauce, and Strife | James Norton
Includes recipes for the Roma Hot Dago, and a traditional Hot Dago

Katie Cannon / Minnesota Lunch

6) The Mexican Torta: Meet Me at the Intersection of Taco and Sandwich | Susan Pagani
Includes recipes for Manny’s Special Torta and Victor’s 1959 Cafe Cubano

Katie Cannon / Minnesota Lunch

7) The Meat Loaf Sandwich: Leftovers in the Land of Comfort Food and Cattle | Susan Pagani
Includes recipes for Beef Loaf (circa 1911), Roman Market Meat Loaf Sandwich, and the Cheeky Monkey Meat Loaf Sandwich

8) The Sambusa: Breaking the Somali Ramadan Fast | Lori Writer
Includes recipes for Sambusa, Tuna Sambusa, Traditional Samosas, and Saffron Restaurant’s Spiced Potato Samosas

Becca Dilley / Minnesota Lunch

9) The Ju(i)cy Lucy: The Molten Cheese Core of South Minneapolis | James Norton
Includes recipe for the Heavy Table’s “Local Lucy”

Becca Dilley / Minnesota Lunch

10) The Scandinavian Open-Faced Sandwich: Old-World Grace for a Busy New Country | James Norton
Includes recipes for the Dill-Cured Salmon Open-Faced Sandwich, Swedish Meatball and Beet Root Open-Faced Sandwich, and Shrimp Open-Faced Sandwich

Becca Dilley / Heavy Table

11) Bratwurst, Beef Commercials, Mayslack’s Roast Beef, and More: The Outtakes | James Norton
Includes recipe for the Hot Beef Commercial

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