23 Extra Yummy Sandwich Recipes For New Year
I have been a fast food junkie since I have been a teenager.
Growing up, my first restaurant was all about burgers and roles and breads. Sandwiches, for me, are the quickest go to food. Specifically, burger buns filled with a variety of stuffing is what excited me to do this series.
I see sandwiches as whole some meals and hence give them the treatment they need. All the sandwiches created in the series are either a heavy breakfast or lunch or a filling evening snack.
Sandwich creation is an art. It is about visualising what each bite will be like and which bread would be the right one to use and what amount of which ingredient would give the finish to the sandwich. Whether I need to grill / toast or would it be a fried / cold sandwich.
There are now a lot of cafes which come up with their unique stuffing to be eaten inside two slices of bread. The cafes provide uniqueness by creation of their own sandwiches rather than running with the regular stuff. Although, I do prefer some classics to the mish mash stuff.
Following is how I would categorise my sandwiches (this is my definition and there maybe others out there too)
These sandwiches are generally eaten cold. The ingredients are either pre-cooked and refrigerated or then completely raw.
Here either the whole sandwich is grilled in a sandwich press. Or the second could be that the ingredients are grilled separately, and the bread grilled separately.
The classic example of a grilled sandwich is what we have at the Mapro stop at Panchgani. It’s a wholesome masala filled sandwich which is pressed in a sandwich press which gets the bread grilled and the ingredients to get cooked too.
Toasted bread sandwiches
It is like a grilled sandwich but only the bread is toasted here, and the stuffing may be cold or otherwise.
The sandwich would be stuffed with something and dipped in a batter and deep fried. I have been debating that the good old stuffed bread pakora will also fall into the category of a fried sandwich.
Bread stuffed with sweet fillings. We all have had Sandwiches spread with Jam, marmalades or Nutella. They all would fall under the sweet sandwich category.
Dips & Accompaniments
Most of the sandwiches I have created here go without a dip as I believe the meal should handle all the flavours without really looking around to add more taste using a dip. Having said that, some sandwiches may be a little drier or incomplete on all aspects of taste so I have used Mint mayo, ketchup, green chutney, schezwan sauce etc as a dip for the same.
Most of the sandwiches go well with wafers or French fries as they provide the crispiness factor to the otherwise wet sandwich. But, at places I have used baked beans cooked in tomato sauce as an accompaniment too. Salads with lettuce also go well with these to provide the crunch and the health factor to the same.
What I have tried to do
In the series I have tried to cover all the above type of sandwiches and since one of the days in the series fell on a Christmas day, I tried to create a Christmassy sandwich too.
The series is a mix of vegetarian, non-vegetarian, white bread, brown bread, burger buns, multi grain bread etc. Most of the ingredients used are easily available and the sandwiches are spiced enough to give a balanced taste to the followers of my blog.
Hope you enjoy the sandwiches created and have a good time making them. Please do get back with feedback and comments on how you think the sandwiches have turned out to be.
Here is my list of the 23 Extra Yummy Sandwich Recipes for this New Year!!