It's National Sandwich Day!
How do you choose a sandwich with so many choices out there? Do you have a favorite? Do you load up on a huge sub? Or, are you a simple grilled cheese or PB&J eater? Either way, it's definitely time to eat sandwiches. Check out your favorite sandwich chain today. Many of these restaurants have freebies or discounts in honor of today. Maybe try out a new kind of sandwich? Here are some ideas just to get you started. Happy sandwiching!
Making the Perfect Sandwich
A great sandwich is all about balance. Here are some tips to help you create the perfect sandwich:
Choose bread that complements your filling. For example, a hearty wheat bread pairs well with turkey and avocado, while a soft brioche bun is perfect for a lobster roll.
Toasting your bread can add a nice crunch and prevent it from getting soggy. Use a toaster, grill, or panini press to toast your bread before assembling your sandwich.
Choose high-quality ingredients. Fresh vegetables, quality deli meats, and artisanal cheeses can take your sandwich to the next level.
Consider the texture of your filling. Mix crunchy lettuce with creamy avocado or add a layer of crispy bacon to your sandwich for an extra crunch.
Condiments and Spreads
Don't be afraid to experiment with different condiments and spreads. Mustard, mayo, pesto, and hummus can all add unique flavors to your sandwich.
Spread your condiments evenly to avoid overwhelming one part of your sandwich with too much flavor.
Try these sandwiches out:
This classic sandwich from Cuba is made with roasted pork, ham, Swiss cheese, pickles, and mustard on toasted bread. It's a staple in Cuban cuisine and has gained popularity in the United States.
This Vietnamese sandwich is made with grilled pork, pickled carrots and daikon, cilantro, and spicy mayo on a baguette. It's a perfect balance of savory, sweet, and spicy flavors.
This Indian sandwich is made with spiced potato fritters, chutney, and green chili peppers on a bun. It's a popular street food in Mumbai and is known for its bold flavors and satisfying crunch.
A sweet and savory sandwich made with peanut butter, banana, and bacon. Grilled to perfection on white bread.
The Croque Madame
A French classic made with ham, Gruyere cheese, and béchamel sauce. Served on sourdough bread with a fried egg on top.
Ham, turkey, bacon, and 3 slices of bread make the club sandwich one of THE best sandwiches of all time. Don't forget the cheddar, lettuce, tomato, and mayo!
A good Reuben should be loaded with lots of corned beef and tart sauerkraut. Top it with mild Swiss cheese on that yummy rye bread and give it a good toast. The dressing, Russian or Thousand Island, is up to you.
There's no way you can go wrong with a chicken wrap. Grilled, crispy, or buffalo style, you can put pretty much anything in here and make it delicious in just a few minutes. Try out different veggies and sauces!
Parmesan Chicken Sandwich
Put a crispy chicken fillet on a hoagie bun with some melty mozzarella and steamy marinara. Sprinkle a little parmesan before you add the top bun to finish it off.