Why do you eat a sandwich that's made with two whole steaks and entire loaf of bread? Because it's convenient. Says The Guardian, Britishly:
A triumph of Edwardian cuisine, the shooter's sandwich was originally created as a snack that Cook could make the night before it was required, effectively making a beef Wellington portable so a gentleman needn't get peckish while hunting.
Molly, Friend of Sandwich Monday, made this brilliant British sandwich for us, using these instructions. Basically you scoop the bread out of a loaf and replace it with meat, then let it soak all night.
Peter: Are we obligated to shoot something since it's a shooter's sandwich?
Mike: I think I need to shoot another hole in my face so this thing will fit.
In case you needed to know how small a quarter is, here's one side-by-side with the Shooter's Sandwich.
In case you needed to know how small a quarter is, here's one side-by-side with the Shooter's Sandwich. NPR
Robert: Okay, you've got steak, mustard, mushrooms, what's this green thing?
Ian: That's a vegetable, Robert.
Eva: This sandwich is great but it's yet another place for me to lose my keys.
Make sure and adequately secure your Shooter's Sandwich to prevent escape.
Make sure and adequately secure your Shooter's Sandwich to prevent escape. NPR
Mike: If all steaks hatched from large bread eggs, I bet vegetarians would eat them.
Ian: It's nice though, that after you scoop the meat out, it's big enough you can crawl into the bread egg and take a nap.
Mike: And I thought they smelled delicious on the outside!
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO LIFT THE SANDWICH.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO LIFT THE SANDWICH. NPR
Ian: An easier way to make beef Wellington portable is to just put it inside me before I walk away.
Peter: The simplest way to make a shooter sandwich: bait the inside of an emptied out loaf. Wait for prey to enter. Close it, sit on it.
Robert, what did I say in the previous caption?
Robert, what did I say in the previous caption? NPR
Ian: It seems weird that the ideal snack for hunting is something that completely eliminates the need for hunting.
Eva: Well, you need to get meat for tomorrow's Shooter's Sandwich.
Molly, who made us this amazing sandwich. This is the face she made when we told her we weren't letting her leave.
Molly, who made us this amazing sandwich. This is the face she made when we told her we weren't letting her leave. NPR
[The verdict: a perfect sandwich, a rare combination of heft and subtlety. Make one, or ask Molly to make you one.]