Wookiee Hut Cuisine presents:
Han's Hot Hyperspace Hoagies
by Mace Vindaloo

Chewbacca and Han often ate badly on their adventures aboard the Millennium Falcon -- mostly foodboard and other preserved, long-keeping, inexpensive, lightweight, compressed travelers' rations. No wonder that they'd often crave something with a lot of texture and served hot. They'd create stews and soups every so often, and even proper knife-and-fork sit-down meals, but these often involved a lot of cleanup and could get monotonous and more trouble than they were worth, since their resources were limited. Fortunately, the two shipmates stumbled upon the ideal guy meal -- hot sandwiches filled with meat and cheese melted over, heated on a griddle normally used to grill slabs of meat. The pressed sandwiches grew crispy on the outside, hot on the inside -- a sublime mix of crisp, chewy, soft textures. What's more, it used up leftover foods from more involved meals, could be eaten without utensils, and clean-up was really minimal. What's not to love? It was so good that Han and Chewie would often make these even if they weren't restricted to hyperspace travel -- but it was quick to make, so the moniker stuck.

    per hungry person
  • 4 slices of loaf bread or a torpedo-shaped roll, split open
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • ½ cup cooked chicken, roughly chopped
  • tomato slices
  • ¼ cup grated cheese, or two slices
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
Butter the bread on one side of each slice, or spread the butter on the OUTSIDE of the roll. Place the bread butter-side down on a heated grill. Pile on the chicken, tomato slices, cheese, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Place the other slice of bread on top of the ingredients, buttered side upward. If you are using a two-sided grill, close the top over all. Otherwise, place on the hot open grill or skillet and place a flat, heavy object on top of that (like a heavy pot) to weigh down the sandwich. Cook on the hot grill till browned on the first side, then remove the pot, carefully flip over with a spatula and continue to heat till the second side is browned. Remove to a board to cut in half or quarters, and serve. Count on two sandwiches per man as a meal, or serve the quarters as an appetizer.

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