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Two slices of bread enclosing a filling of anything and sometimes everything, especially in America. Curiously, two of the most famous sandwiches break the two slice rule. The American club sandwich, with three slices of bread—two layers—and another with only one, the Danish open sandwich, or sm?rrebr?d. The sandwich takes its name from the Earl of Sandwich who, during a long gambling session, asked for constant supplies of cold beef between two slices of bread.