If you went to school at Utah State University, you already know what these are. If you didn’t, your life is about to change a little bit.
At the university food court, they sell this little sandwich call a Marv n’ Joe. It was actually invented by Marv and Joe both professors in the engineering department at the school.
My freshman year of college, I worked at the food court. I was making one of my first ever Marv n’ Joes for a customer, when I handed it to him, he looked displeased. He asked if he could come behind the counter and teach me to do it correctly. Who did this guy think he was? Well, I learned fast that it was Marv himself. So, after being taught by the master, I am going to teach you.
- French Bread
- Garlic Salt
- Tomatoes, sliced
- Provolone cheese slices
- Parmesan cheese
Take a thick piece of french bread. Spread soft butter on top. Sprinkle with the garlic salt and pepper. Place 2-3 slices of tomato on top to cover the bread (sometimes we used to add piles of . Pour a small amount of olive oil and vinegar, just enough to give the sandwich a kick. Top with a piece of provolone cheese and the Parmesan. Personally, at my house we use shredded Parmesan but at the school they used powdered.
Toss in your toaster oven or you broiler until the cheese is bubbly and starts to brown. The browning is very important. A perfect Marv N’ Joe is browned around the edges and has a little crisp to it.
There you go. Now you know about Marv N’ Joes. Is your life changed?
My husband will love you forever now that you've given me this recipe! Luvs!
Sweet! Can you do the Scotsman dogs next?
Sounds like my kind of yumminess! Can't wait to try it.
sounds awesome. odd that I have never tried it before, maybe I will have to make those! Go Aggies!
oh my. I kept meaning to ask you for this recipe. And now you have delivered for me. You wonderful, wonderful woman.
Steve and Ashley says
Great… Now I am totally craving a Marv N Joe. Yours always did taste the best though. I just don't seem to make them as good as you and your mom.
Found you on Tip Junkie. LOVE this recipe. All the best things wrapped up in one. Thanks!
Dropping by from SITS!!
I love cheese! This will be perfect!! Great recipe!!
Caleb and Ashli says
I love these! I'm so excited that I can still make them after we move now! Thanks! 😀
That looks and sounds incredible!
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The Blonde Duck says
Popped in from SITS! My husband would love these!
Shari and David says
SO SO SO happy to find this recipe! I have never been able to replicate it and I love these! Thanks so much!
Vic Saunders says
Two slices of Provolone is even better. I would give my right n . . . er . . arm for a Marv n' Joe right now!
Jenn Erickson says
Yummmm….those look delicious! That's pretty cool that Marv gave you a lesson in-person! It reminds me of a tuna-melt, without the tuna (good riddance Mr. fish-in-a-can). I love the kick that the sandwich gets from the garlic salt, pepper, and oil and vinegar. Hmmm…I should be thinking about pancakes or waffles at this time of day, but instead I'm daydreaming of melted Provolone…
Awesome!! 🙂 We graduated and moved away from Logan a few years ago, and lately I've been craving these! For some reason I thought they had pesto sauce on them, which I don't have, so I've been simply doing tomato, salt and cheese. Little did I know… I actually can make them the right way! 🙂 (had only I found this 10 min ago.) lol. 🙂 Thanks so much!
Back in the day my friend and I would come to The Hub for a Marv n' Joe everyday! So excited you posted this! My friend lives in Iowa & she will be so excited to have the recipe!
Rob & Emily Willardson Family says
Man, I miss USU for a million reasons, and this is one of them!
Thank you for posting this recipe! Now I can have a Marv n Joe anytime!
I am pregnant and was craving one of these. Thank goodness I found your blog with the real recipe just in time! 😉 thanks for sharing!
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Tiffany Patterson says
I have been craving these for several years! I was very excited when my search on Pinterest brought me to you and the recipe! It was fun to hear where the sand which got its name and even more fun that you got a lesson from Marv himself! Thanks for sharing the story and the recipe!
What kind of vinegar? Apple cider? Balsamic? I forget. It’s been so long!
Just white vinegar.