Jake’s Perfect Sandwich from Adventure Time

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What’s Up, Hungry People

Today, we’re embarking on a culinary quest that even Finn and Jake would pause their adventures for. So, let’s grab our aprons and dive into creating a sandwich that’s as legendary as the Land of Ooo itself. Trust me; you don’t need to be a wizard from Wizard City to pull this off—just a love for epic flavors and a bit of adventure in your heart.

In the Time Sandwich episode of Adventure Time, Jake creates a perfect sandwich that he considers his masterpiece, but it is stolen by Magic Man, who uses a time bubble to slow down time whenever someone tries to retrieve it. Determined to get his sandwich back, Jake enlists Finn, BMO, and Marceline to help him.

They attempt various strategies to breach the time bubble and recover the sandwich. Eventually, Jake manages to enter the bubble by focusing on his love for the sandwich, which transcends the time manipulation. The episode is a blend of humor, friendship, and the lengths one will go to for the love of a good sandwich.

So, after dozens of requests to make this legendary sandwich over on TikTok, I decided it was about Time (no Magic Man puns intended) to recreate Jake’s Perfect Sandwich from Adventure Time.

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Here’s What You Need

  • Prime Steak: Adds rich, beefy flavor and tenderness to the sandwich.
  • Rosemary: Infuses the meat with a piney aroma and earthy taste.
  • Thyme: Offers a subtle, slightly minty flavor to complement the steak.
  • Salt: Enhances the overall flavors of the ingredients.
  • Pepper: Adds a slight heat and complexity to the taste.
  • Olive Oil: Helps brown the Cornish hen and adds richness.
  • Sea Salt: Brings out the natural flavors of the hen.
  • Cornish Hen: Provides a juicy, tender poultry element to the dish.
  • Egg: Adds a creamy texture and richness as a boiled ingredient.
  • Sourdough or French Bread: Serves as the hearty base of the sandwich.
  • Cream Cheese: Offers a smooth, tangy layer to contrast the savory meats.
  • Fresh Dill: Introduces a bright, herby note to cut through the richness.
  • Bread-and-Butter Pickle Slices: Adds sweetness and tanginess for balance.
  • Roma Tomato: Contributes freshness and a slight acidity.
  • English Cucumber: Gives a crisp, refreshing crunch.
  • Yellow Onion: Provides a sharp, slightly sweet flavor.
  • White Vinegar: Used for “tears,” adds a bright acidity to enhance flavors.
  • Bacon: Introduces a smoky, salty crunch to the sandwich.
  • Lobster: Elevates the sandwich with its sweet, luxurious texture (and it’s optional!)

Let’s Cook!

Kicking off this culinary creation, we begin with a sprinkle of rosemary and thyme, laying the groundwork for a sandwich that transcends the ordinary. The prime steak is then vacuum-sealed and sous vide at 135°F, ensuring a tenderness that rivals any delicacy found in the Land of Ooo. Next, a loaf of your choosing—be it sourdough or French—is sliced and toasted to achieve a golden crispness, setting the stage for a rich slather of cream cheese and a dash of pickles and dill, a nod to Prismo’s whimsical charm.

As we compile the layers, incorporating a Cornish hen adds a twist as unexpected as any of Adventure Time’s plotlines, followed by the addition of boiled eggs, cucumber, tomato, and onion for a burst of freshness. A hint of salt, or “tears,” brings depth to the ensemble, marrying the flavors in a symphony as harmonious as Marceline’s melodies. The final touch of crispy bacon and the luxurious lobster soul elevates this sandwich from mere food to a tribute to the spirit of Adventure Time, promising a taste adventure that’s as bold and heroic as Finn and Jake’s escapades. This creation isn’t just a meal; it’s a culinary homage to the heart of Ooo, ready to dazzle your taste buds and fend off any mundane mealtime.

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Tips for Perfecting Your “Time Sandwich”

  • Choose Your Ingredients Wisely: Selecting high-quality ingredients is crucial for this sandwich. For the steak, opt for prime or choice cuts for optimal flavor and tenderness. Fresh herbs, rather than dried, will significantly enhance the aroma and taste of your meats.
  • Sous Vide Steak Perfection: Cooking your steak sous vide allows for precise temperature control, resulting in perfectly cooked meat every time. If you don’t have a sous vide setup, a reverse sear method can also produce excellent results.
  • Air Fryer Cornish Hen: The air fryer offers a quick and less messy way to achieve crispy skin and juicy meat for your Cornish hen. Make sure the hen is thoroughly dried before oiling and seasoning for the crispiest skin.
  • Layering Your Sandwich: Balance is key when assembling your sandwich. Start with a layer of cream cheese to help other ingredients stick, then build your layers thoughtfully to distribute flavors and textures evenly.
  • The Role of Acidity: The addition of white vinegar and pickles isn’t just for flavor; acidity cuts through the richness of the meats and cream cheese, bringing balance to the sandwich. Don’t skip these elements!
  • Cooking with Love: Remember, the essence of this Adventure Time-inspired sandwich lies not just in its ingredients but in the joy and creativity you bring to the preparation. Channel your inner Jake and make this sandwich your own masterpiece.

Crafting this sandwich is like channeling your inner hero from the Land of Ooo, where every bite is a bold leap into a realm of flavor that rivals even the most legendary quests of Finn and Jake. Remember, the secret ingredient to any dish isn’t just what’s listed on the recipe—it’s the dash of creativity and the sprinkle of love you add to the mix.

Whether you’re fighting off the Ice King or just battling midday hunger, this sandwich is your trusty companion, ready to vanquish those cravings with gusto. And who knows? Maybe you’ll inspire your own band of hungry adventurers to embark on their own sandwich-making saga. So, grab your apron like it’s your armor, wield your kitchen tools with the might of a hero, and let the alchemy of cooking begin.

After all, every meal is an opportunity to create something extraordinary, especially when it’s shared with friends who are as adventurous as you are.

Jake’s Perfect Sandwich from Adventure Time

The Starving Chef
Unleash the flavors of Ooo with a sandwich that combines sous vide steak, air-fried Cornish hen, and a plethora of fresh, crunchy, and creamy elements for a meal fit for a hero.
Course Fictional Feasts
Cuisine Sandwich, Television
Servings 1 sandwich





  • 1 loaf sourdough or french bread
  • 4 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill
  • 4 bread and butter pickle slices
  • 2 slices roma tomato
  • 5-6 slices English cucumber
  • 2 slices yellow onion
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar for "tears"
  • 4 slices bacon fried crispy
  • 1 lobster optional – for "soul"



  • Prep a water bath with an immersion circulator to 135°F. Season the steak generously with salt and pepper. Place the steak into a vacuum-seal bag with rosemary and thyme sprigs, then seal the bag.
  • Transfer the bag to the water bath and cook for 30 minutes or while preparing the rest of the ingredients. When ready, remove from the water bath and allow the steak to rest for 10 minutes before slicing.


  • Preheat the air fryer for 5 minutes at 350°F. Use paper towels to dry the hen thoroughly both outside and inside the chest cavity. Place any remaining herbs from the steak inside the hen, if available.
  • Coat the hen on all sides with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place it in the air fryer basket and cook at 375°F for 15-20 minutes. Let it rest in the basket for 10 minutes before carving. Carve the breasts and reserve the rest for another use.


  • Boil the egg until hard-boiled, about 8-10 minutes in boiling water.
  • Fry the bacon strips until crispy, about 5-8 minutes in a skillet.


  • Slice the bread down the middle lengthwise. Use a brulee torch to toast the inside surfaces until crispy. Then spread cream cheese evenly over each half.
  • Layer the sandwich with pickle slices, dill, cucumber, tomato, onions, chicken breasts, sliced hard-boiled egg, and slices of sous vide steak. Top with bacon strips and cooked lobster if using.
  • Place on the top of the sandwich and enjoy before the Magic Man can get his grabby little hands on your woman!
Keyword bread, chicken, eggs, sandwich, steak
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