Any ideas to liven up a simple roast beef, turkey, or ham sandwich without completely deviating from the original concept? So far all I have been doing with them is putting mayonnaise and sometimes provalone(did I spell that right?) on them.
Provolone’s awesome! If you want to stick with your basic cold cut/cheese sandwich theme, but vary it up a bit, throw some toppings on there! You’ve got your basic LTO, sure, but there’s so much more. Pickles, peperoncini, sun dried tomato, roasted red peppers… Go down the pickle aisle in your supermarket, but look past the pickles. You’ll be BLOWN AWAY at how much crazy stuff is down there.
Also, don’t be afraid to explore the produce section. Alfafa sprouts, bell peppers, apples, cherry tomatoes, basil, spinach, and other greens, and all other sorts of veggies (and fruits!) can do surprising things to a sandwich.
Finally, get on that sauce game. Mayo’s great, but try mixing it with some sriracha or hot sauce, or pesto. Throw in a weird mustard — I’m trying honey gingerbread dijon mustard today. Swap out your normal bread for something different, and don’t be afraid to toast or panini that bad boy.
Let me know where your explorations take you!
What would be the ultimate Jamaican sandwich? Something that just screams flavour and awesomeness?
Hmmm…. Definitely something jerked and grilled, probably chicken, with pineapple, sweet onion, and a good sinus-clearing mustard for a twist.
When making a Cuban, sweet or sour pickles?
I’ve never actually made a proper Cuban! I’d probably go sweet, though, you’ve got a lot of already-sharp tastes on a Cuban and I’d want something to balance it out.
I am loving this blog more than many things! I’m obsessed with pesto but I combine it with mustard and mayo/ I’m looking for a different take on my pesto-turkey routine- any good pesto ideas for sandwiches?
Ooooo, I do love working a little pesto into the mix. You’ve already got my main pesto play, mixing it in with mayo, but if you want to continue to explore, try the pesto on its own! A good turkey (or chicken), roasted red peppers, mozzarella and spinach/basil with pesto on whole wheat would be an amazing panini. Sprinkle in some walnuts for added crunch.
what fat do you use to make your grilled cheese? personally I use hellmann’s
Butter. A lot of it. Just like, an entire chafer dish full of melted butter.
What’s your opinion on Bagel sandwiches?
If you need to ask whether putting your sandwich on a bagel is a good idea or not, then you need to completely reevaluate your entire culinary perspective.
You’re a fucking inspiration, my friend. Sandwich on. Sandwich on. Also if you have any ideas involving mushrooms I’m all ears.
Sauté them with some onions and put them on a bomb-ass cheesesteak.