Hi, I'm Jen! I try viral recipes a lot, so I'm excited to announce a new weekly series, where I'll be trying a different food item that's trending in pop culture.
Last month, Bella Hadid posted a TikTok in which she enjoyed a sandwich while on a hike with a friend.
"We used to come up here in high school to smoke cigarettes, tell stories, and make these sandwiches," she captioned the video.
Naturally, people were fascinated by what the model put on her sandwich.
The comments section was filled with recipe inquiries.
On the same day, Bella posted a second video that could be considered a loose tutorial for how she made the sandwich, although there were no voiceovers or instructions.
This month, about three weeks after the first video, the model posted an official sandwich recipe that has over 9.1 million views to date.
I was definitely curious, because that thing looks like a LOADED sandwich — and it doesn't look like she skimps on any condiments, either. At the same time, it looks relatively simple to make, so I knew I had to put it to the test.
I also trusted Bella's taste in food, because I made her viral salad recipe earlier this year, and that was actually delicious. So, I guess you could say I felt it was my civic duty to see if the sandwich was any good. Here's how it all went:
Also, I know I'm going to get comments about this, so I just want to DISCLAIM that I am NOT a sandwich expert — I don't usually eat sandwiches or make them at home, so to me, this is a great guide for how to make one that feels fancy yet approachable. I'm hoping this recipe gives people some lunch inspiration!