You know life has been slow when I bring a boring sandwich as a topic. Lately, I am busy with some Nano-thingie and have not stumble on any great eat.
So, let’s look at sandwich making process! Tadaaa…
Well, to get good and impressive sandwiches, one got to cut off the edges of the bread. It does seem like a waste to me and therefore, most of our sandwiches are , slap ham into two slices of bread and serve. But if I take time to prepare them extra nice, my kids can easily finish a whole loaf of bread in one sitting.
Regular breads like those Gardenia brand doesn’t taste as good in sandwiches. Get from bigger bakeries the bread meant for making sandwiches as these breads are firmer and of the right size. My favourite is the Four Leaves from Gama Supermarket in Penang. They have varied thickness of bread, from 8 slices to 4 slices. (8 is thinner, 4 is very thick)
A bread knife is one of the essential item in the kitchen. The picture above is a bread knife which is specially made for cutting breads and cakes.
You can spread your bread with some stuffs to make it smoother. Mayo, mustard, butter, margerine, tomato sauce, marmite, cheese spread…just to name a few. I like the squeeze bottle of Ladies Choice mayonnaise because it is so easy for my children to handle.
Fillings. Just a slice of chicken ham and your sandwich is perfect. Good stuffs for sandwiches includes canned tuna (chili tuna is best), sardine, hard boiled eggs, scrambled eggs, some sambal dried prawns, cheese slices, pepperoni, salami, let your imagination roam. Add vegetables but usually, I skip them because my kids will probably pull out everything. Moreover, I found bits of tomatoes rather messy in eating sandwiches. Prefer to make a side salad.
The final touch is to cut the sandwiches into uniform sizes. Rectangular, triangular, squares…..Too bad my sandwiches ended up in my kids’ stomach before I got a chance to snap a photo.
What’s your favourite sandwiches fillings?
Related read : Recipe for egg sandwich.