Half the bread, but more of the filling - that's what I'm talking about! Start out with lightly toasted sourdough caraway rye bread slathered with homemade Russian dressing, then form a colorful strata of greens, deli meat, cheese, tomato and bacon. Top the tower with sliced avocado and a sprinkle of chives. A beauty to behold - but who’s going to waste time just admiring it!
Stir together until well blended the mayonnaise, chili sauce, Worcestershire sauce, parsley, shallot, horseradish, salt & pepper to taste. Set aside. (Makes about 1 cup.)
Spread Russian dressing liberally on toast. Top with layers of lettuce greens, ham, cheese, chicken or turkey, tomatoes, bacon and avocado. Sprinkle top with chives (optional).
NOTES: One open-face sandwich cut in half, easily made 2 servings for us (see photo), so this recipe can serve up to 8, unless you need hungry-man-size servings. The sandwich is easily picked up and eaten like a tostada.)