I think this is pretty self-explanatory. I’ve posted the video version of the list below. What’s your favorite sandwich? Share your thoughts in the comment section.
10. Tuna Fish Salad
A little bit of onion, mustard, dill pickle relish, and diced carrots give it a tangy, crunchy twist.
I’m a smooth PB kinda gal and my favorite jams are apricot and raspberry. Honey nut or multigrain bread adds additional wheaty sweetness to this sack lunch classic.
8. Chicken Salad
Poach fresh chicken breasts in 1/4 cup of white wine, enough water to cover the chicken, a sliced lemon, peppercorns, and a crushed garlic clove for about 30 minutes or until cooked through. Remove from the poaching liquid and put into an ice bath to quickly cool. Cut into cubes, add mayo, mustard, onions, slivered almonds or pumpkin seeds, celery, dried cranberries, curry seasoning, salt and pepper. Serve in a pita, lettuce leaves or on your favorite bread. This version is served in a pita with romaine lettuce. You can use any leftover chicken for this, just cut into cubes or shred and then add the the other stuff listed above.
7. Egg Salad
I like egg salad as a breakfast sandwich. Starbuck’s egg salad has chives for a little peppery punch and they serve it with arugula on cider wheat bread.
6. Bacon Cheeseburger
What’s there really to say? Burger, cheese, bacon, ketchup and mustard if you’re so inclined, now eat!
This open-faced, knife and fork Reuben from Bagel Street Grill in Plainsboro, NJ won’t win any beauty contests. Bagel Street’s interpretation is free from modern embellishments. There’s no artisnal cheese, no small production corned beef or fancy marble rye. Its just corned beef, sauerkraut, thousand island dressing, and swiss cheese all piled on top of toasted and buttered rye bread. They serve their’s with a side car of cole slaw and a pickle spear. Sometimes, I just want my food to taste good and it doesn’t have to be all fancied up and pretty for the camera.
This sandwich has bacon in it which automatically makes it good. Now, add some romaine lettuce, smoked turkey and some fresh avocado and you’ve really got something. You can add tomato for an extra bit of T if you’re so inclined. To make the avocado spreadable, I mix in mayo (sriracha mayo in this case) a little salt and lemon juice then mash the avocado in it.
3. Grilled Cheese
There’s nothing really fancy here. I like mine with sharp cheddar cheese on potato bread. If you’re feeling adventurous, try it with a few slices of tart apple or a shmear of spicy mustard and some fig or date jam. Served here with a cup of tomato soup.
What’s not to love about a sandwich that has both ham and roasted pork? Add swiss cheese, good mustard and a spicy dill pickle, then press it like a panini and this might just be sandwich nirvana.
1. Banh Mi
Banh Mi are sandwiches that are popular in Vietnam and have made their way to the States. The French influence is evident in a Banh Mi, they’re served on a crusty baguette and common ingredients are påté, mayo, head cheese, ham, grilled chicken, pork belly, and bbq pork. They’re usually garnished with cucumbers, pickled daikon and carrots, cilantro sprigs, thai basil and mint. The sourness of the pickles, freshness of the herbs, cool crispness of the cucumber, salty sweetness of the marinade, creamy richness of the mayo and the baguette’s crunchy crust make banh mi a great sandwich with a wonderful contrast of textures that hits all the flavor profiles perfectly.