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The Nigerian Club

With its balance of sweet (the slaw) and savory flavors (the sardine butter), this four-layer club from Nigeria would make a nice accompaniment to drinks, anything from ice-cold beer to Negronis.



  1. In a small bowl, mash the sardines with a fork.
  2. Add the softened butter and mash together until smooth and well combined. Set aside.
  3. Stir together the shredded cabbage, carrot, tomato, and mayonnaise in a bowl until well combined. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. To assemble, lay a piece of bread on your work surface.
  5. Spread a thin layer of sardine butter over the bread, then top with 1 slice of chicken breast.
  6. Top with another piece of bread, and spread some of the cabbage slaw over it.
  7. Arrange a few slices of hard-boiled egg over the slaw, then top with a third slice of bread.
  8. Lay 1 slice of chicken breast over the bread.
  9. Spread a thin layer of sardine butter over a fourth slice of bread and lay it over the chicken, buttered-side down.
  10. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make 3 more sandwiches.
  11. Cut each sandwich in half and serve.