Chocolate Sandwich with Clementine Oranges

Bittersweet chocolate griddled on sourdough is a gem among the simple pleasures in Zingerman’s Guide to Good Eating, an artisan food bible written by Ari Weinzweig, co-owner of the famed Ann Arbor deli. We add a juicy clementine to eat between bites of sandwich. Call it a grownup after-school snack.


  • 1 tablespoon butter, at room temperature
  • 2 slices sourdough bread, cut 1/2-inch thick
  • 1 ounce (2 large squares) bittersweet dark chocolate
  • 1 clementine


Butter each slice of bread on one side. Sandwich the chocolate between the non-buttered sides. Heat a small skillet over medium heat. When the skillet is hot, place the sandwich in the center. Set a bowl or plate on the sandwich to weigh it down. Cook until the bottom of the bread is lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Turn the sandwich over and brown the other side, about 3 minutes more. Serve warm with a sweet clementine. Serves 1. From Zingerman’s Guide to Good Eating (2003 Houghton Mifflin).