Your Friends Will Love These Sandwich Recipes.

Simple to make for picnic sandwiches and really delicious.

Some of the most popular sandwich recipes

  • Chicken salad
  • Egg salad sandwich recipe
  • Ham sandwich
  • Roast beef
  • Turkey sandwich
  • Vegetarian sandwiches
  • Pork sandwiches
  • Avocado sandwich
  • Caesar salad roll or sandwich

  • For the Kids...

  • Any of the above of course
  • Peanut butter and jelly sandwich or peanut butter and banana sandwich
  • Vegemite and cheese
  • Help them make their own…our kids love doing this

  • Then delicious seafood recipes for a healthy sandwich

  • Tuna salad sandwich
  • Crab salad sandwich
  • Salmon sandwiches …smoked or fresh
  • Lobster

  • Also...

  • Finger sandwiches… with cucumber and watercress sandwiches
  • Club sandwich recipe …very dramatic and adaptable

  • Do make sure the sandwiches are kept cool and dry, in a sealed container or plastic wrap to take on your picnic.

    I recently found a very old recipe book, published in 1944 and I was fascinated to read …

    “When it is necessary to make sandwiches several hours before they are to be used, they may be wrapped in paraffin paper, or slightly dampened cloth, or placed in a stone jar”

    How things have changed since then… I somehow don’t fancy carting a stone jar to a picnic!

    Tucking into the picnic sandwiches!

    A list of delicious and adaptable ingredients useful for sandwich recipes…

    Types of sandwich bread

  • Sliced fresh sandwich bread
  • Crunchy crusty bread to slice yourself for an open sandwich
  • Sandwich rolls … white , brown, ciabata, panini, or any of your favorites
  • French sticks…short and long
  • Pita bread for pockets
  • Lebanese bread
  • Focaccia

  • Spreads
  • Soft butter
  • Margarine if you prefer
  • Nut and fruit pastes
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Cream cheese

  • Meats and seafood

  • Roast pork ,roast beef, corned beef, roast lamb
  • Chicken, turkey
  • Smoked chicken and fish
  • Ham, prosciutto
  • Metwurst, salami, chorizo
  • Anchovies, sardines, crab meat, lobster or crayfish, prawns, oysters, smoked salmon, yabbies, calamari, octopus, mussels… your local favorite seafood
  • Canned salmon and tuna

  • Pate and cheeses etc

  • Pate, there are various recipes including mushroom
  • Potted meats
  • Hummus and other dips
  • Cream cheese, cottage cheese, feta, boconccini
  • Other cheeses…your favorites…from matured to brie

  • Sauces and jellies

  • Mayonnaise for sandwich recipes
  • Pesto
  • Sauces, pickles, mustards, dressings, horseradish, curry, chutney, pickled vegetables, relish
  • Cranberry jelly and honey, mint sauce or jelly
  • Tomato sauce or Ketchup

  • Fruit, nuts and vegetables

  • Walnuts. Pine nuts, cashews
  • Dried fruit such as currants, sultanas, raisins, apples, blueberries, cranberries
  • Roast veggies…pumpkin, egg plant (aubergine), sweet potato, carrot, baby beetroot, onion, garlic, zucchini (courgette), capsicum
  • Chives, spring onions, sliced red onion, chilies

  • Salads

  • Salads …potato, cucumber and tomato, tabbouleh, couscous, chick pea
  • Tomatoes, cucumber, avocado, lettuce, celery, cabbage, rocket, baby spinach, alfalfa sprouts, watercress, onions

  • Other tasty bits

  • Salad dressing
  • Lemons and limes…juice and fine slices or zest
  • Herbs…preferably fresh…dill, parsley, mint, oregano, thyme, rosemary, borage, nasturtium
  • Pickled onions, dill cucumber, sundried tomatoes, canned artichokes, capers
  • Cooked bacon, and boiled eggs, tomatoes
  • Pepper and salt …ground if possible
  • Now if you are an Ozzie, vegemite will be a favorite with children
  • Peanut butter and banana and jelly too
  • Honey and jam
  • I’m sure I have missed something tasty and you possibly have favorites of your own for picnic sandwiches...but do try some of these sandwich ideas.

    Now for an Egg Salad Sandwich Recipe...

    We’re lucky enough to have these girls living next door and they love to scratch in our garden…and leave lovely brown eggs in pot plants and under bushes.

    These hen eggs are wonderful for an egg salad sandwich.

    I love free range, but sometimes we are not sure how old the eggs are…and there is nothing more off putting than a rotten egg! I like to check that they are fresh by popping them into a bowl of cold water before using.                                   

    It's easy to leave an egg in the fridge too long, so it's a good idea to do this anyway. If they float …toss!                        
    Tips for boiling eggs.

    Having said that, eggs which are a few days old, are easier to peel than really fresh ones.

    To boil eggs …place them in a saucepan with cold water to cover and bring to boil.

    Simmer for 6-7 minutes, no longer, and then plunge them into icy cold water.

    I find cracking on the end then along one side, helps the shell comes off.

    Boiled eggs can be kept for 4-5 days in the fridge.

    Allow at least 1, possibly 2 large eggs per sandwich.

    Curry powder to taste is popular in egg sandwiches but I prefer this recipe…

    Egg Salad Sandwich Recipe

    This delicious version is not one of the usual egg salad sandwich recipes …the girls eggs deserve a yummy sandwich!

    Combine these Ingredients

  • Boiled eggs
  • Thin slices of pancetta or lean bacon grilled until crisp
  • Squeeze of lemon…just enough to flavor
  • Fine zest of lemon
  • Enough mayonnaise or Tzatziki for flavor and to moisten and hold ingredients together
  • Sprinkle of French Tarragon
  • Fresh parsley chopped
  • Thin slices of crunchy celery
  • Chives chopped
  • Small capers…chop if large
  • Pepper and salt to season
  • To prepare...

  • Spread pesto on the bread and line with crunchy lettuce leaves…rocket is great too… and fill with egg mixture
  • Your favorite bread or roll ....wholemeal or grainy bread goes well with eggs

  • Be generous with your sandwiches and really pile up the filling so they are lush and inviting!

    Chicken Salad Sandwich Recipe

    This sandwich would have to be one of the easiest and most popular …and it is really delicious as well as a healthy sandwich.

    The chicken with lemon and basil recipe is ideal for sandwiches but really a roast chicken or even a chicken from the chicken shop will be really tasty too.

    You will need…

  • Chopped or thick-ish slices cooked chicken
  • Mixture of crunchy salad…mixed lettuce, rocket, cilantro /coriander
  • Chopped celery and cucumber and avocado
  • Toss salad in a little Vino Cotto ( unique sweet/sour flavor and also known as agrodolce) …or Balsamic vinegar
  • Potato salad
  • Hummus for added flavor, to spread on your choice of bread
  • I like the green salad on the outside and then fill with chicken and potato salad.

    This is great in a pocket of pita bread as well as any of your favorite breads or rolls.

    Ham and Roast Beef Sandwiches.

    These sandwiches can have similar ingredients in them… and both ham and beef make a lovely open sandwich too.

    Thin slices of rare roast beef , or ham cut fresh from the bone, are by far the best base for these delicious sandwiches... much tastier than sliced beef or ham in a packet, but you can use those if you wish.

    A simple beef or ham sandwich can be made using slices of tomato and very finely cut red onion.

    Matured cheese and a spread of tasty mustard…grainy Dijon is great with these sliced meats.

    A crusty white loaf of buttered bread …thick slices…and you have a really great meal.

    But you possibly want a really delicious special treat for your picnic!

    Rare Roast Beef Sandwich

    This roast beef sandwich with caramelized onion and brie cheese is really a favourite.

    To caramelize onion

  • 2 brown onions
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic
  • Sprig of thyme is optional
  • Approximately 50 gm (oz) of butter, with small dash of olive oil
  • Splash of Madeira or Brandy is optional
  • Slice onions and garlic into rounds and cook slowly in butter and oil with and thyme
  • Remove thyme and add Brandy or Madeira and flame when hot … be careful not to splash too much and singe the kitchen!
  • Continue to cook slowly until onion is caramelized.
  • Place a pile of thin slices of rare roast beef onto bread of your choice then add onions and thick slices of Brie...and salad if you wish.

    This is a particularly delicious, rich, sandwich which looks really inviting if generous bits of beef and onions overflow the edges of the bread... Hmmm yumm!

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